In order to ensure the highest levels of animal welfare, the University of Michigan requires that investigators use pharmaceutical-grade substances/drugs whenever possible.
Any use of non pharmaceutical-grade substances, defined as those substances approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in humans or animals, in animal-based research requires prior approval by the Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee (IACUC).
View the U-M Policy on the Use of Non Pharmaceutical-Grade Drugs for more information.
A limited selection of non-controlled substances, defined as those drugs and substances NOT regulated by the Federal Controlled Substances Act, can be purchased through the ULAM Administration & Finance Office.
To order non-controlled substances through ULAM, please complete the Non-Controlled Substances Purchase Request Form.
Please note that all drugs must be approved for use on your animal use protocol, which is approved by the University’s Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee.
A small processing fee is applied to each non-controlled substances order submitted through ULAM.
|ULAM Pharmacy Order Processing Fee||$ 5.00||10/01/2016|
* Rates subject to change.
Questions or concerns about ordering non-controlled substances through ULAM should be directed to email@example.com or (734) 764-0277.
The federal Controlled Substances Act defines and classifies drugs and other substances into five (5) controlled substance schedules (I - V) according to their potential for abuse and addiction. The substance's schedule dictates the application process to use and guidelines to follow for security, storage, etc.
ULAM does NOT provide any controlled substances to investigators. Investigators who require the use of controlled substances in their work with animals should review the U-M Controlled Substances in Research webpage for important information about the requirements for conducting such research at the University.
Additional questions about research involving controlled substances at U-M, including institutional policies, questions about procedures, and general assistance should be directed to CSfirstname.lastname@example.org.
Use of Expired Drugs
Administration of expired drugs can adversely affect animals; therefore, expired anesthetics, analgesics, and euthanasia drugs must NOT BE USED for ANY experimental or veterinary procedure. In order to ensure the health and safety of all animals, and to avoid any possible non-compliance notifications, the Animal Care & Use Office strongly recommends that each laboratory establish its own method and routine for reviewing the expiration dates of all of its drugs, and to properly dispose of any expired agents on a regular basis.
Questions about proper drug disposal should be directed to the U-M department of Occupational Safety & Environmental Health (OSEH) at OSEHControlledSubstanceDisposal@umich.edu or (734) 763-4568.
References and Resources
- U-M Policy on the Use of Expired Drugs and Medical Materials
- Additional Information for Investigators on the Use of Non-Pharmaceutical Grade Drugs
- U-M Policy on the Use of Non-Pharmaceutical Grade Drugs
- Guidelines on Diluting, Mixing and Compounding Sterile Pharmaceuticals
- ULAM Non-Controlled Substances Purchase Request Form