AMSA Pharm-free Scorecard 2016
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City: Columbus State: OH

Updates: This institution's COI policies were evaluated on Jun- 2-2014.

This institution's policies were found via online web searches for the 2016 Scorecard. They were last updated prior to their review for the 2014 Scorecard.

Gifts pie2

Industry-funded gifts are prohibited, except when provided in conjunction with an educational conference (i.e. tote bag, water bottle, etc.) in which all attendees receive the item. Industry-provided textbooks are permissible.

[Domain Location: Policy 4; pgs. 3-4, 6]
Meals pie2

No industry-funded meals of any nature or value allowed except in the case of industry-funded ACCME-accredited CME.

[Domain Location: Policy 4, p 5]
Industry-funded promotional speaking relationships (not ACCME-accredited) pie2

The policy expects industry-funded speaking relationships to be regulated, but with less stringent limits. FDA-approved slides are allowed.

[Domain Location: Policy 4, pgs. 9-10]
Industry-support of ACCME-accredited CME pie1

Industry support can be accepted with the only stipulation being that they must follow ACCME criteria.

[Domain Location: Policy 4; p 3]
Attendance of industry-sponsored promotional events pie2

Attendance allowed (without any statement discouraging attendance) but attendees cannot accept industry reimbursement for travel or other remuneration.

[Domain Location: Policy 4, p 7]
Industry-supported scholarships and awards pie2

Industry support to attend conferences or trainings is allowed, but there are one or more safeguards in place to ensure the funds are not used by the company to establish a marketing relationship with the trainee.

[Domain Location: Policy 4, pgs. 7-8]
Ghostwriting and honorary authorships pie3

Ghostwriting and honorary sponsorship are strictly prohibited.

[Domain Location: Policy 4, p 10]
Consulting and advising relationships pie2

All consulting and advising relationships are allowed but there are safeguards in place to clarify the relationship as legitimate employment, including clear employment deliverables, approval and fair market value.

[Domain Location: Policy 2, pgs. 2-4; Policy 4, pgs. 8-9; Policy 5]
Access of pharmaceutical sales representatives pie2

Pharmaceutical representatives are allowed to meet with faculty but the meetings must take place only in non-patient care areas and the meetings must take place by appointment only.

[Domain Location: University Hospitals Policy and Procedures Manual: Vendor Access and Control (courtesy of Institute on Medicine as a Profession:]
Access of medical device representatives pie1

No policy provided.

[Domain Location: No policy provided.]
Conflict of interest disclosure pie2

Annual disclosure required.

[Domain Location: Policy 1, p 1; Policy 2, p 2]
COI curriculum pie1

No policy provided.

[Domain Location: No policy provided.]
Extension of COI policies to community affiliates pie3

This policy applies to all employees of the institution, full-time faculty, students and trainees, and it applies to them regardless of the site they are working at. Policy states that volunteer or auxiliary faculty 'are strongly encouraged to adopt this

[Domain Location: Policy 2, p 5; Policy 4, pgs. 2 and 3]
Enforcement and Sanctions of Policies pie3

There is a party responsible for general oversight to ensure compliance with COI policies and there are sanctions for noncompliance.

[Domain Location: Policy 3, pgs. 5, 9 and 13; Policy 4, pgs. 14-15; Policy 6; p 2]
What the results mean...
3Model policy
2Good progress toward model policy
1No policy, or policy unlikely to have a substantial effect on behavior