Handbook of Operating Procedures

Purchase of Drugs, Pharmaceuticals and Controlled Substances

Policy Number: 79

Subject:

Purchase of drugs, pharmaceuticals and controlled substances

Scope:

Employees

Date Reviewed:
November 2012
Responsible Office:
Procurement Services
Responsible Executive:
Senior Vice President, Finance and Business Services

I. POLICY AND GENERAL STATEMENT

The Drug Enforcement Agency ("DEA") of the U.S. Government restricts the procurement of certain types of drugs, pharmaceuticals and chemicals. Only authorized, licensed individuals may order these controlled substances.

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston does not have an institutional DEA license for the purchase of controlled substances; therefore, the end user of the product must have a license to purchase controlled substances and must document that license in the purchase.

II. CONTACTS

ContactTelephoneEmail/Web Address
Procurement Services 713-500-4700

procurementservices@uth.tmc.edu

https://inside.uthouston.edu/finance/procurement