AMSA Pharm-free Scorecard 2016
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City: Camden State: NJ

Updates: This institution's COI policies were evaluated on May-26-2014.

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

Gifts pie3

No industry-funded gifts of any nature or value allowed.

[Domain Location: Policy 3, p 8]
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 3, p 8; Policy 7, p 2-3]
Industry-funded promotional speaking relationships (not ACCME-accredited) pie3

If a talk is funded by industry, the content must be determined by the speaker and not the company, and the talk must be educational and not promotional in content.

[Domain Location: Policy 6, p 2-4]
Industry-support of ACCME-accredited CME pie2

All agreements for Industry support must be negotiated through and executed by the Rowan SOM Director of Continuing Medical Education (CME) and must comply with all policies for such agreements.

[Domain Location: Policy 6, p 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 6, p 2]
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 6, p 4]
Ghostwriting and honorary authorships pie3

Ghostwriting and honorary authorship are strictly prohibited.

[Domain Location: Policy 6, p 4]
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 prior approval by a supervisor and clear employment deliverables.

[Domain Location: Policy 6, p 3]
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: Policy 6, p 5]
Access of medical device representatives pie3

This policy effectively prohibits medical device representatives from promoting products in patient care areas though they may be there for legitimate educational purposes unrelated to marketing.

[Domain Location: Policy 6, p 5]
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 stude

[Domain Location: Policy 1, 2-10]
COI curriculum pie2

There is a required COI curriculum though no materials were provided for analysis. There is a mandatory course on COI for researchers.

[Domain Location: Policy 4, p 10]
Extension of COI policies to community affiliates pie2

All faculty, employees, and trainees are subject to the institution's COI policies, but the policy documents do not specify that the COI policies also cover them in all instances, locations, or whereabouts.

[Domain Location: Policy 1, p 2; Policy 3, p 2; Policy 6, 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.

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