Drugs are classified into different schedules so that they can be regulated based upon their certain shared properties. Drug Schedules are determined at the federal level, but are also organized by the State of Georgia in O.C.G.A. § 16-13-25 through § 16-13-29.
Over the Counter Medications: O.C.G.A. § 16-13-29.1 specifically exempts certain non-narcotic substances from all drug schedules, and allows for them to be purchased over-the-counter with no prescription required. Over the Counter Medications include certain tablets, syrups, inhalers, sprays, elixirs, and ointments.
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