AMSA Pharm-free Scorecard 2016
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City: Dallas State: TX

Updates: This institution's COI policies were evaluated on Jun- 4-2014.

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

Gifts pie2

Non-cash items of de minimums value, such as cups, notepads, caps, lanyards, etc. are acceptable.

[Domain Location: Policy 2, p1; Policy 4, p 2]
Meals pie2

Industry-funded meals of any nature or value are allowed at industry-funded ACCME-accredited CME.

[Domain Location: Policy 2, pgs. 1 and 4]
Industry-funded promotional speaking relationships (not ACCME-accredited) pie3

Policy effectively prevents faculty from being paid by industry to do promotional speaking, or to be on industry-funded speakers bureaus by clarifying that activity must meet ACCME guidelines.

[Domain Location: Policy 2, p 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, p ]
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 2, p 2]
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 2, p 3]
Ghostwriting and honorary authorships pie2

This policy is not a clear prohibition of ghostwriting or honorary authorship, but the policy in some way discourages this activity.

[Domain Location: Policy 2, 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.

[Domain Location: Policy 1, pgs. 3-4; Policy 2, pgs. 2 and 4; Policy 4, 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. They are also 'specifically prohibited from directly contacting students,

[Domain Location: Policy 2, p 2]
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 2, p 3]
Conflict of interest disclosure pie2

Internal disclosure is required and external disclosure to audiences at lectures or presentations.

[Domain Location: Policy 1, p 4; Policy 2, pgs. 4 and 5]
COI curriculum pie1

No policy provided.

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

Policy applies to 'all members of the UT Southwestern community' which is inferred to apply to all faculty and trainees.

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

There is a party ('Office of General Counsel') responsible for general oversight to ensure compliance with COI policies and there are sanctions for noncompliance.

[Domain Location: Policy 1, pgs. 9 and 12]
What the results mean...
3Model policy
2Good progress toward model policy
1No policy, or policy unlikely to have a substantial effect on behavior