AMSA Pharm-free Scorecard 2016
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City: Salt Lake City State: UT

Updates: This institution's COI policies were evaluated on May-29-2014.

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 although industry may provide journal articles to staff. Medical students must sign a form acknowledging compliance with the policy governing the gifts policy.

[Domain Location: Policy 4, p 2; Policy 5; Policy 6, p 4; Policy 7, pgs. 1-2]
Meals pie2

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

[Domain Location: Policy 6, p 4; Policy 6, p 6; Policy 7, p 1]
Industry-funded promotional speaking relationships (not ACCME-accredited) pie2

The policy strongly discourages serving on speakers bureaus; however, permits it with some regulations around content control and compensation. The policy also states that 'presentations must comply with all applicable FDA regulations.' That criteria qual

[Domain Location: Policy 6, p 9]
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 6, pgs. 4 and 9]
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 related to attendance.

[Domain Location: Policy 6, p 6]
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 6, p 5; Policy 7, p 2]
Ghostwriting and honorary authorships pie3

Ghostwriting and honorary authorship are strictly prohibited.

[Domain Location: Policy 6, p 9]
Consulting and advising relationships pie3

Consulting or advising relationships are allowed, but policy prohibits 'participation in marketing surveys, product promotion, token advisory relationships or presentations using instructional content from the industry sponsor. Safeguards are also in pl

[Domain Location: Policy 6, p 7]
Access of pharmaceutical sales representatives pie2

Pharmaceutical representatives (defined as medical service 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: Policy 4, pgs. 1-2; Policy 6, p 2-3; Policy 7, p 2]
Access of medical device representatives pie2

With some regulation, medical device representatives (defined as medical service representatives) are permitted in patient care areas only with an appointment and accompanied by a designee. However, there is no specification or restriction regarding the n

[Domain Location: Policy 4, pgs. 1-2; Policy 7, p 3]
Conflict of interest disclosure pie2

Investigators and employees are required to disclose annually and within 30 days of acquiring a new significant financial interest.

[Domain Location: Policy 1, pgs. 5-9; Policy 2, p 1; Policy 3; pgs. 1-3; Policy 7, p 2]
COI curriculum pie2

The policy states that there is curricula 'for students and trainees that address the issues of professionalism and relationships with industry.' There is also a mandatory online training module that researchers must complete every four years as part of t

[Domain Location: Policy 3, p 1; Policy 2, p 3; Policy 6, p 6]
Extension of COI policies to community affiliates pie2

This policy applies to all employees of the institution, whether full/part-time or volunteer faculty, and trainees. While School of Medicine faculty, staff and trainees 'are also subject to all applicable University of Utah Health Care policies regarding

[Domain Location: Policy 1, pgs. 1-2; Policy 6, pgs. 1 and 5]
Enforcement and Sanctions of Policies pie3

There is a party (medical school dean) responsible for general oversight to ensure compliance with COI policies and there are sanctions for noncompliance. The research policies have specific sanctions distinct from the more general policies.

[Domain Location: Policy 1, pgs. 1, 12-13; Policy 3, p 4; Policy 6, p 10]
What the results mean...
3Model policy
2Good progress toward model policy
1No policy, or policy unlikely to have a substantial effect on behavior