AMSA Pharm-free Scorecard 2016
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City: St. Louis State: MO

Updates: This institution's COI policies were evaluated on May- 1-2014.

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

Gifts are prohibited; however, textbooks are allowed.

[Domain Location: Policy 1, page 3; Policy 2, pages 1-2]
Meals pie2

The policy allows meals when provided as part of an educational conference through an unrestricted departmental grant.

[Domain Location: Policy 2, page 2]
Industry-funded promotional speaking relationships (not ACCME-accredited) pie2

The policy notes that it allows FDA-approved content as part of the speakers' materials. This brings the score to a '2' since these talks are promotional.

[Domain Location: Policy 1, page 4]
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 2, page 2]
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 1, page 3]
Industry-supported scholarships and awards pie2

The policy states that 'on an institutional level, divisions and programs may accept unrestricted educational grants provided that such grants are used to support the education, research or clinical care missions of the institution.'

[Domain Location: Policy 1, page 2]
Ghostwriting and honorary authorships pie3

Ghostwriting is prohibited.

[Domain Location: Policy 3, page 2]
Consulting and advising relationships pie2

Consulting is allowed with clear scope of work outlined in written agreement and with services paid at fair market value.

[Domain Location: Policy 1, pages 2, 7-8]
Access of pharmaceutical sales representatives pie2

Pharmaceutical sales representatives are allowed to meet with faculty as long as meetings take place in non-patient care areas and by appointment.

[Domain Location: Policy 2, pages 1-2]
Access of medical device representatives pie3

Medical device representatives are permitted in patient care areas in which 'the presence of a medical device representative is essential because of the complexity of the medical device being utilized.' They must be invited and have an appointment.

[Domain Location: Policy 2, pages 1-2]
Conflict of interest disclosure pie2

Internal disclosure is required annually.

[Domain Location: Policy 1, pages 3 and 5]
COI curriculum pie1

No policy provided. The institution noted during its policy submission that a curriculum is not required for faculty, students or trainees.

[Domain Location: No policy provided.]
Extension of COI policies to community affiliates pie2

The policy applies to all 'faculty physicians in clinical settings within and beyond the medical center campus.' However, it does not apply to students/trainees.

[Domain Location: Policy 1, page 2]
Enforcement and Sanctions of Policies pie3

Enforcement and sanctions are noted.

[Domain Location: Policy 1, pages 5-6]
What the results mean...
3Model policy
2Good progress toward model policy
1No policy, or policy unlikely to have a substantial effect on behavior