AMSA Pharm-free Scorecard 2016
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City: Omaha State: NE

Updates: This institution's COI policies were evaluated on Sep-6 -2016.

This institution submitted policies for review for the 2016 AMSA Scorecard.

Gifts pie1

The policies provided have conflicting restrictions on gifts ranging from all gifts being prohibited (policy 7e, pg 2) to gifts up to $50 being allowed (policy 7b, pg 4).

[Domain Location: 7a page 2; 7b page 4; 7e page 2; 7i pages 10, 13, and 14]
Meals pie1

Restrictions provided are conflicting with policy 7i prohibiting all meals from vendors and policy 7b allowing meals with no mention of restrictions

[Domain Location: 7b page 3; 7e page 2; 7i page 13]
Industry-funded promotional speaking relationships (not ACCME-accredited) pie2

Policy 7i allows for 'reasonable honoraria' for speakers at CME 'as allowed by policy.' Policy 7d page 3 describes policies for honoraria, but is written as the school's policy for giving honoraria, not for employees receiving honoraria.

[Domain Location: 7i page 14 (7d page 3)]
Industry-support of ACCME-accredited CME pie2

Commercial support is accepted according to ACCME and other guidelines, and no blinded pool of funds is described in any provided policies. Policy 7e page 2 allows for unrestricted educational grants.

[Domain Location: 7d pages 1-2; 7c page 6; 7e page 2; 7i page13]
Attendance of industry-sponsored promotional events pie2

Allows for attending vendor-specified conferences, but they may not accept any payment or reimbursement.

[Domain Location: 7e page 2]
Industry-supported scholarships and awards pie2

Allows scholarships for med students, residents, and fellows to attend educational events if the vendor is not involved in selection of recipients. Also specifies funds cannot be used to pay for travel, registration fees, etc. for 'non-faculty attendees,'

[Domain Location: 7d page 2]
Ghostwriting and honorary authorships pie3

Ghostwriting is prohibited. Requires compliance with ICMJE guidelines.

[Domain Location: 7e page 3]
Consulting and advising relationships pie2

Allows for consulting, but requires prior review of the activity.

[Domain Location: 7c page 53]
Access of pharmaceutical sales representatives pie2

Addressed in multiple policies; requires appointments must be; and one policy (7i page 12) specifies not in patient-care areas

[Domain Location: 7b pages 1-3; 7e pages 1-2; 7i pages 11-12]
Access of medical device representatives pie3

Vendors are prohibited from patient care areas. Futher 'Vendors/sales representatives are strictly prohibited from having direct patient contact or operating any medical equipment that is in direct patient contact.'

[Domain Location: 7b pages 1-4]
Conflict of interest disclosure pie3

Internal and External disclosure described across multiple policies. Internal disclosure is required per policy 7a; External disclosures are described in policies 7d and 7e.

[Domain Location: 7a page 2; 7d page 1; 7e page 3]
COI curriculum pie2

COI curriculum is required for students, residents, faculty, etc. Policy 7h page 1 (Objectives for COI lecture) addresses effects of marketing but not industry influence on demonstration, regulation, and marketing of drugs/devices. No mention of AMSA stan

[Domain Location: 7z questions 3 & 4; 7h page 1]
Extension of COI policies to community affiliates pie2

Does not apply when trainees rotate through private offices.

[Domain Location: 7z questions 1 & 2; 7c page 1-2 (employees only; students not addressed)]
Enforcement and Sanctions of Policies pie3

Board or committee is responsible for oversight, and disciplinary/correction action and sanctions exist for non-compliance.

[Domain Location: 7a page 3; 7c page 7 & page 50]
What the results mean...
3Model policy
2Good progress toward model policy
1No policy, or policy unlikely to have a substantial effect on behavior