AMSA Pharm-free Scorecard 2016
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City: New Orleans State: LA

Updates: This institution's COI policies were evaluated on May-27-2014.

This institution has indicated their policies have not changed since they were evaluated for 2014 Scorecard.

Gifts pie2

Policy follows the AMA Code of Ethics and states that industry-funded gifts are acceptable if they 'primarily entail a benefit to patients and [are] not of substantial value. Industry-provided textbooks are permissible.

[Domain Location: Policy 10, p 24]
Meals pie2

Subsidies for modest meals are allowed as part of a conference or meeting.

[Domain Location: Policy 10, p 25]
Industry-funded promotional speaking relationships (not ACCME-accredited) pie2

The policy allows faculty and staff to engage in industry-funded speaking, but expects some level of regulation with industry having no role in determining presentation content.

[Domain Location: Policy 10, p 25]
Industry-support of ACCME-accredited CME pie1

The policy notes that 'subsidies to underwrite the costs of continuing medical education conferences should not be accepted directly from the company by the physicians attending the conference.' However, there is no clarity as to whether funds go through

[Domain Location: Policy 11, pgs. 24-25]
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 10, p 25]
Industry-supported scholarships and awards pie2

Industry may provide scholarships for meeting attendance, but it may not participate in the selection of attendees.

[Domain Location: Policy 11, p 25]
Ghostwriting and honorary authorships pie1

No policy provided.

[Domain Location: No policy provided.]
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, prior review and approval and clear employment deliverables.

[Domain Location: Policy 2, pgs. 2 and 5; Policy 6, p 2]
Access of pharmaceutical sales representatives pie1

No policy provided.

[Domain Location: No policy provided.]
Access of medical device representatives pie1

No policy provided.

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

There is a requirement for research faculty to disclose their financial conflicts of interest, but it is not clear if this is a requirement for all faculty and staff, including those that do not do research. There is no requirement for disclosure to audie

[Domain Location: Policy 1; Policy 4; Policy 8, pgs. 5 and 11; ]
COI curriculum pie2

The institution noted during its policy submission that an online curriculum is required of all staff, students, faculty and residents. No materials were provided for analysis.

[Domain Location: As identified in submitted materials, but not expressly stated in the policy. ]
Extension of COI policies to community affiliates pie2

All faculty (including part-time, volunteer and visiting), employees, and trainees are subject to the institution's COI policies but do not specify that the policies also cover them in all instances, locations, or whereabouts.

[Domain Location: Policy 8, p 1 ]
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. The policy also includes the disclosure form for compliance with federal agencies (i.e. Public Health Service)

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