AMSA Pharm-free Scorecard 2016
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City: Augusta State: GA

Updates: This institution's COI policies were evaluated on Apr-18-2014.

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 pie1

Gifts from industry must not exceed $25 in fair market value.

[Domain Location: Policy 6, p 2]
Meals pie1

Meals from industry must not exceed $25 in fair market value.

[Domain Location: Policy 6, p 2]
Industry-funded promotional speaking relationships (not ACCME-accredited) pie3

Industry-funded promotional speaking relationships are allowed as long as the activity is not an industry-sponsored 'speaker's bureau'. The presentation must promote objective scientific and educational activities and discourse and industry is prohibited

[Domain Location: Policy 6, p 5]
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, p 3]
Attendance of industry-sponsored promotional events pie2

Attendance of industry-sponsored promotional events is allowed (faculty are encouraged to evaluate the types of activities), but they cannot accept compensation for attending.

[Domain Location: Policy 6, pgs. 4-5]
Industry-supported scholarships and awards pie2

Industry support to attend conferences or trainings is allowed for students and trainees as long as the department, program or division selects the recipients and the funds are provided to the School, department, program or division and not directly to re

[Domain Location: Policy 6, p 3 ]
Ghostwriting and honorary authorships pie3

Ghostwriting is prohibited.

[Domain Location: Policy 6, p 5]
Consulting and advising relationships pie2

Consulting is allowed with prior approval, within specified time limits and required reporting at the end of the year.

[Domain Location: Policy 3, p 3]
Access of pharmaceutical sales representatives pie2

Pharmaceutical sales representatives may meet with faculty by appointment and only in non-patient care areas.

[Domain Location: Policy 4, pgs. 1 and 3]
Access of medical device representatives pie3

Medical device representatives are not permitted in patient care areas except to provide in-service training on devices and other equipment and then only by appointment.

[Domain Location: Policy 6, p 2]
Conflict of interest disclosure pie2

Internal disclosure is required every 12 months.

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

The policy requires an annual COI training for everyone covered under the policy, including students. As noted in its policy submission, 'COI issues are discussed in the small group setting.'

[Domain Location: Policy 6, pgs. 6-7; Policy 2, p 6]
Extension of COI policies to community affiliates pie2

The policy applies to all faculty (including volunteers) in the research policy, but the scope is not clarified regarding COI in clinical care.

[Domain Location: Policy 5, p 1; Policy 7, p 1]
Enforcement and Sanctions of Policies pie3

Enforcement and sanctions of policies is outlined in the policy.

[Domain Location: Policy 3, p 8; Policy 5, pgs. 3-4; Policy 2, p 11]
What the results mean...
3Model policy
2Good progress toward model policy
1No policy, or policy unlikely to have a substantial effect on behavior