Chapter 13 – The University of Iowa Pharmaceuticals

(Amended 9/93; 10/95; 3/09; 3/11)

13.1 General

The University of Iowa Pharmaceuticals is a division of the College of Pharmacy and is registered with the federal Food and Drug Administration as a drug manufacturer. UI Pharmaceuticals manufactures specialty drug products for The University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, for all other University of Iowa departments, and for other approved non-University of Iowa organizations. UI Pharmaceuticals also supplies general use drugs, chemicals, and solvents to colleges and departments of The University of Iowa and all other Board of Regents Institutions.

13.2 Requisitions

For routine orders, a properly completed and authorized requisition is required. It is recommended that the requisition be sent through campus mail to the UI Pharmaceuticals office. Please allow 24 hours to complete the order. Emergency orders may be completed the same day if brought to the office or to the warehouse. 

13.3 Delivery

Departments requisitioning materials from UI Pharmaceuticals bear the cost of delivery, which is made by General Stores. General Stores bills departments directly for delivery charges and questions concerning these charges should be directed to the General Stores office.

13.4 Ethyl Alcohol

(Amended 3/11)

Ethyl alcohol is available tax-free for research purposes and can be ordered through UI Employee Self Service, using the Purchasing Department's Preqs-Inventory Catalog order system. To order from the catalog, users must first request catalog access by submitting an online Access Request Form from the Preqs main menu. In addition to the Access Request Form, the requestor/department head must complete and submit an Alcohol Statement of Use form, which can be obtained from UI Pharmaceuticals or from the e-forms directory. When both forms have been approved by UI Pharmaceuticals and Purchasing, orders can be placed and the procedure is similar to that used in orders for General Stores, OfficeMax, or Processed Stores.

Orders need to be received by 8 a.m. Wednesday for delivery/pick-up the same week. Deliveries to requestors/departments within the health sciences complex (e.g., UIHC, DSB, BSB, MERF, EMRB, ML, CBRB, etc.) will be made by UI Pharmaceutical staff. Deliveries outside the health sciences complex will be made by General Stores according to driver/schedule availability. Pick-up orders are available between 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Wednesday or by special arrangement.

13.5 Drugs

Drugs (Legend, HR2, Narcotics) are available for research purposes providing the proper requisition has an authorized signature (M.D., D.D.S., or D.V.M.). 

13.6 Solvents (Acids and Bases)

UI Pharmaceuticals has responsibility for warehouse storage of volatile solvents, acids, and bases as well as ethyl alcohol. A specially designed storage area conforms to all safety requirements as specified by the state and federal laws and regulations. 

13.7 Special Services

The University of Iowa Pharmaceuticals is registered as a drug manufacturing facility with the federal Food and Drug Administration. Within this capacity, UI Pharmaceuticals is able to provide development, production, and analytical services for a broad range of pharmaceutical dosage forms. These services are primarily limited to Investigational New Drugs and New Drug Applications, as registered with the federal Food and Drug Administration, and are not available for commercial use.

13.8 Billing

All University billing is handled through the University Business Office according to the University business procedure.