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FDA Registered 503B Outsourcing Facility

Veterinary Resources

Our library of veterinary resources shares all of our printable tipsheets and downloads, our informational videos, FAQs, and other helpful insights about Epicur® and 503B veterinary drug manufacturing. For even more educational content, go to our blog

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by Epicur’s Melissa King, PharmD

Veterinary Resources

Our library of veterinary resources shares printable tipsheets and downloads, informational videos, FAQs, and other helpful insights.

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Product Lists

Use our comprehensive product list to get a complete picture of the drugs we offer, the dosages available, and the forms they’re manufactured in. Our digital version can be saved to your desktop to view and reference all of our products right on your own computer. If you prefer to use a printed document, we have a printable version too! 

Complete product list view for computer, tablet, or mobile.

Complete product list view for printing or hard copy use.

Handouts & Downloads

From white papers and eBooks to printable handouts and tipsheets, our resources help your hospital stay up to date on current trends and best practices in veterinary medicine. Looking for printable resources to hand out to clients? Check out our Pet Owner resource library!

Explore our Eyes on Ophthalmology section for more information and resources dedicated to animal eye health.

Videos

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Why 503Bs are Important
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Compounded Medications for Office Use: Understanding GFI 256
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An Introduction to Epicur® Pharma
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Fighting COVID-19 Drug Shortages


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Active States

The map shows which states Epicur Pharma® is currently licensed as an outsourcing facility, as well as the states that are pending activity. 

Did you know? When purchasing from an FDA Registered 503B Outsourcing Facility, dispensing and unlimited hospital administration is permitted*.

 *Varies based on individual state law. Federal law allows dispensing and administration – FDA Federal SEC. 503B. [21 U.S.C. 353b]

Updated 1/5/2022

2022 Updates to Ohio Pharmacy Rules

The Ohio Board of Pharmacy has updated office stock and dispensing guidance for veterinarians, meaning the 7-day supply limitation does NOT apply to compounded drugs purchased from a 503B outsourcing facility. Read more about the updates!

Epicur Pharma is licensed as a 503B Outsourcing Facility in Ohio. Start your order!

503A vs. 503B

What’s the difference? What do you get when you order from a 503B facility? The chart below gives a quick rundown of the key differences between the two. You can also find a more in-depth explanation in our blog!

503A

503B

Type of Facility

Traditional compounding pharmacy

Outsourcing facility that manufactures drugs

Main regulatory oversight

State Board of Pharmacy

FDA

Regulations

USP <795>, <797>, <800>, SBOP

FDA 21 CFR Part 210 and 211 (cGMP)

FDA inspections

For cause (approx. 3k compounding pharmacies)

Random inspections (approx. 69 facilities)

Stability testing of formulation to assign expiration date

Sterility testing as release test for finished product testing (USP General Chapter <71>)

Limited to extended dating and high-risk batches

Finished product testing (potency, endotoxins)

Continuous non-viable particle monitoring during aseptic processing

Retain sampling

High level of documentation to ensure process traceability & tracking

Process & equipment validations

Independent quality department (separate from production)

503A vs. 503B

What’s the difference? What do you get when you order from a 503B facility? The chart below gives a quick rundown of the key differences between the two. You can also find a more in-depth explanation in our blog!

Frequently Asked Questions

Common Questions about DEA Manufacturing

We have received several questions about compounded controlled drugs being sold to hospitals and veterinary offices for office administration. Common questions include:

  • Does Epicur have a DEA manufacturer license?
  • Why is this required?
  • What products are available through Epicur’s DEA manufacturer license?

Have more 503B questions?

Connect with our team to learn how Epicur® 503B products can benefit your practice and your patients.