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

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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?

E-Prescribing of Controlled Substances is allowed in all 50 states. Check the table below to see the number of pharmacies enabled for e-Prescribing and EPCS in your state.

  • EPCS Allowed (Schedule II-V)
  • # of e-Prescribing Pharmacies*
  • 1,450
  • 130
  • 1,350
  • 790
  • 6,810
  • 1030
  • 750
  • 220
  • 160
  • 5,610
  • 2,420
  • 260
  • 360
  • 2,410
  • 1,490
  • 740
  • 680
  • 1,190
  • 1,250
  • 320
  • 1,320
  • 1,180
  • 2,570
  • 1,090
  • 790
  • 1,430
  • 260
  • 480
  • 550
  • 290
  • 2,200
  • 380
  • 5,270
  • 2,250
  • 200
  • 2,420
  • 970
  • 730
  • 3,230
  • 200
  • 1,240
  • 210
  • 1,670
  • 5,520
  • 580
  • 150
  • 1,670
  • 1,390
  • 580
  • 1,150
  • 120
  • % of EPCS Enabled Pharmacies
  • 94%
  • 82%
  • 93%
  • 96%
  • 91%
  • 91%
  • 97%
  • 95%
  • 92%
  • 89%
  • 94%
  • 84%
  • 95%
  • 92%
  • 95%
  • 94%
  • 95%
  • 96%
  • 94%
  • 97%
  • 94%
  • 97%
  • 97%
  • 93%
  • 90%
  • 95%
  • 90%
  • 92%
  • 94%
  • 95%
  • 95%
  • 85%
  • 98%
  • 94%
  • 95%
  • 96%
  • 95%
  • 93%
  • 95%
  • 95%
  • 94%
  • 91%
  • 92%
  • 95%
  • 95%
  • 97%
  • 94%
  • 91%
  • 93%
  • 95%
  • 90%


*Number of pharmacies is approximate and current as of July 2019.