Vendors and Catalogs

The Controlled Substance Program strives to have working relationships with our university partners (UCLA Purchasing and UCLA Ronald Reagan Pharmacy) to obtain competitive bids for annual transactions expected to involve an expenditure of $50,000 or more for goods or services.

The following vendors are not an all inclusive list. If there is a vendor you need please let us know and we will set up a new account.


Controlled Substances

Controlled Substances are highly regulated and require a registration to purchase. If you are not part of a department registration please see "How to get added to a department's registration" at

Controlled Substance from outside the U.S.- vendors require a DEA import licences in addition to a department registration to acquire material outside the United States (U.S.). In addition vendor have to comply with thier countries associated regulations which may required additional permits as a result this process can take a few months . We only recommend this for none one time purchase and for material not avialable in the U.S.


Pharmaceuticals are compounds manufacture for use as medicinal drugs (prescription, over-the-counter, or otherwise).

USP is a quality standard it establishes written and physical (reference) standards for medicines. These standards are used by regulatory agencies and manufacturers to help to ensure that these products are of the appropriate identity, as well as strength, quality, purity, and consistency.

Precursors, List I & List II Chemicals

Precursors, List 1 & List 2 Chemicals-  Suppliers of these products are subject to regulation and control measures requiring additional documentation. 

Precursors are chemicals that are known to be used in the illegal manufacture of narcotic drugs and psychoactive substances. 

List I and List II Chemicals are lists maintained by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) which contain chemicals that are used to manufacture controlled substances/illicit drugs. 

Place an order

To place an order complete our online order form.

  • Routine order take 3-4 days to process.
  • Special order (not regularly in stock) items and Schedule II material can take 1-2 week or 3-4 week 
  • Additional fees per order:
    • Standard Service Fee $14.48 or Schedule 2 Service Fee $43.45
    • Shipping and Handling if applicable
Drug Shortages

Drug shortages are caused by many factors some reasons include:

  • Raw Materials 27%
  • Quality Manufacturing Issues 37%
  • Quality: Delays/Capacity 27%
  • Loss of Manufacturing Site 2%
  • Increased Demand 5%
  • Discontinuation 2%