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We have received several questions about compounded controlled drugs being sold to hospitals and veterinary offices for office administration. Common questions include:
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!
Type of Facility
Traditional compounding pharmacy
Outsourcing facility that manufactures drugs
Main regulatory oversight
State Board of Pharmacy
USP <795>, <797>, <800>, SBOP
FDA 21 CFR Part 210 and 211 (cGMP)
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
High level of documentation to ensure process traceability & tracking
Process & equipment validations
Independent quality department (separate from production)
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]
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!
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