EPCS - Electronic Prescribing of Controlled Substances

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EPCS e-Prescribing of Controlled Substances

MDToolbox-Rx is fully certified to Send Controlled Substance Prescriptions Electronically. As e-Prescribing becomes the norm, the need for electronically prescribing Schedule II-V drugs is becoming greater.

The Federal DEA (Drug Enforcement Agency) requires that EPCS software meet strict requirements and go through a third-party audit to check that these requirements are met. The MDToolbox e-Prescribing system has both been audited by a Qualified DEA Auditor and Certified by Surescripts® to Electronically Send Controlled Substances. We were the 4th eRx program in the U.S. to achieve this EPCS certification.

With MDToolbox EPCS, you can:

  • e-Prescribe Schedule II-V drugs

  • Utilize one easy to use workflow for all prescribing

  • Improve security and patient safety

  • Use Stand Alone or Integrate EPCS with your EHR - quickly and affordably

Contact us for more info on signing up for or integrating certified EPCS into your system.

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EPCS Get-Started Toolkit

New to EPCS (electronic controlled substances)? This handy toolkit will help you get started - Includes in depth education information and even a checklist for getting setup.

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EPCS Whitepaper

Read our in-depth Whitepaper on the benefits of e-Prescribing and especially EPCS. There are huge benefits for prescribers, patients and pharmacies alike.

EPCS e-Prescribing of Controlled Substances

How Does EPCS Work?

The DEA requires a 2-Factor Authentication sign off, meaning when a prescriber electronically sends a controlled substance prescription they must sign it using something they know (e.g. a password) and something they have (e.g. a token). Each prescriber who wishes to e-Prescribe controlled substances must go through an identity proofing and authentication process in order to receive a token. This ensures the system is secure and safe!

Where is EPCS allowed?

The DEA has approved e-Prescribing of controlled substances at the national level, but each state has its own EPCS regulations.

MDToolbox has been watching State regulations closely. At the beginning of 2015 all but two states allowed Schedules II-V for e-prescribing. As of August 2015, finally all 50 states have approved EPCS. Check the table below for the status of your state.

  • State
  • Alabama
  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • DC
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming
  • EPCS Allowed (Schedule II-V)
  • # of e-Prescribing Pharmacies*
  • 1,470
  • 130
  • 1,250
  • 790
  • 6,700
  • 970
  • 750
  • 230
  • 150
  • 5,390
  • 2,470
  • 260
  • 350
  • 2,420
  • 1,420
  • 740
  • 670
  • 1,190
  • 1,260
  • 330
  • 1,370
  • 1,220
  • 2,570
  • 1,120
  • 860
  • 1,410
  • 270
  • 330
  • 520
  • 290
  • 2,140
  • 360
  • 5,160
  • 2,330
  • 190
  • 2,450
  • 960
  • 720
  • 3,180
  • 200
  • 1,250
  • 220
  • 1,740
  • 5,290
  • 570
  • 160
  • 1,700
  • 1,380
  • 600
  • 1,200
  • 130
  • % of EPCS Enabled Pharmacies
  • 89%
  • 76%
  • 91%
  • 94%
  • 85%
  • 90%
  • 95%
  • 94%
  • 88%
  • 84%
  • 90%
  • 79%
  • 92%
  • 89%
  • 93%
  • 87%
  • 93%
  • 91%
  • 90%
  • 98%
  • 91%
  • 95%
  • 96%
  • 91%
  • 83%
  • 92%
  • 83%
  • 98%
  • 88
  • 91%
  • 93%
  • 82%
  • 98%
  • 93%
  • 93%
  • 91%
  • 96%
  • 90%
  • 91%
  • 96%
  • 89%
  • 89%
  • 87%
  • 93%
  • 92%
  • 90%
  • 88%
  • 86%
  • 88%
  • 92%
  • 91%


*Number of pharmacies is approximate and current as of July 2017.


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