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.

  • 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
  • 1,280
  • 780
  • 6,760
  • 990
  • 760
  • 220
  • 150
  • 5,520
  • 2,480
  • 260
  • 360
  • 2,420
  • 1,460
  • 750
  • 670
  • 1,210
  • 1,260
  • 320
  • 1,370
  • 1,200
  • 2,580
  • 1,110
  • 830
  • 1,420
  • 270
  • 490
  • 540
  • 290
  • 2,180
  • 370
  • 5,250
  • 2,320
  • 190
  • 2,430
  • 970
  • 730
  • 3,190
  • 200
  • 1,240
  • 220
  • 1,730
  • 5,420
  • 580
  • 160
  • 1,680
  • 1,400
  • 590
  • 1,200
  • 130
  • % of EPCS Enabled Pharmacies
  • 92%
  • 81%
  • 93%
  • 97%
  • 89%
  • 91%
  • 97%
  • 95%
  • 91%
  • 88%
  • 91%
  • 83%
  • 94%
  • 92%
  • 94%
  • 93%
  • 95%
  • 93%
  • 92%
  • 98%
  • 93%
  • 96%
  • 97%
  • 93%
  • 88%
  • 95%
  • 90%
  • 89%
  • 91%
  • 93%
  • 95%
  • 83%
  • 98%
  • 91%
  • 95%
  • 94%
  • 96%
  • 93%
  • 94%
  • 96%
  • 92%
  • 92%
  • 90%
  • 94%
  • 95%
  • 93%
  • 92%
  • 88%
  • 92%
  • 94%
  • 91%


*Number of pharmacies is approximate and current as of September 2018.