AMSA Pharm-free Scorecard 2010
B Indiana University School of Medicine
City: Indianapolis State: IN

Summary: Indiana University School of Medicine presents a policy which is lacking certain domains (consulting, speaking). The institution has recognized these issues and is moving to create policies through the creation of a Conflict of Interest Committee. This policy's strength is its complete ban on gifts and on-site meals as well as their new disclosure policy that mandates public disclosure. 

Demographics: The primary affiliates are Indiana University Health Facilities (Riley, IU, and Methodist Hospitals),  Roudebush VA Hospital, and Wishard Hospital. Submitted policies apply to all sites.

Updates: This institution did not submit any new or additional policies for the 2012-3 AMSA PharmFree Scorecard. Their grade improved from a C to a B.


This institution has not granted permission for the posting of their policies on this website for illustrative purposes.


This institution's evaluation was last updated: 4/9/2013.

Gifts & Meals 3 The policy clearly states, “Personnel may not accept any form of Gift from Industry or Industry Representatives.” The policy defines meals as a type of gift.
Consulting relationships 1 The additional policy states that all faculty must disclose any consulting agreement which may represent a conflict of commitment, but does not require that consulting agreements be at fair market value or be described in a formal contract.
Industry-funded speaking relationships 2 The additional policy does not allow for faculty to participate in speaking engagments more than one full weekday a week. As there are no monetary or content restrictions, this policy does not effectivly limit potential conflicts of interest due to speaking.
Disclosure 3 Both internal and public disclosure of all financial COIs are required.
Pharmaceutical samples 1 The policy seeks to set up a centralized repository for pharmaceutical samples, along with a policy on how samples are to dispensed. Currently, neither of these two events have occurred, only restriction is that staff may not use samples for personal use. While there are thorough regulations on record keeping, nothing in this policy limits physicians' use of dispensing samples; physicians have complete control over the samples' receipt and delivery to patients.
Purchasing & Formularies 3 The policy requires that any persons on the P&T committee with a financial interest in a company disclose and recuse themselves.
Industry Sales Representatives 2 The policy clearly states, “All Industry Representatives may only visit with Personnel by appointment.”
On-campus Education 2 This policy restricts industry support of on-site educational events to unrestricted funding, which is reviewed at the departmental level.
Attendance at Industry-Sponsored Lectures & Meetings Off-Campus 3 The policy clearly prohibits payment for attending off-site lectures or meetings, but is silent on the payment for travel expenses by industry for off-site educational events for faculty.
Industry Support for Scholarships & Funds for Trainees 3 The policy clearly states that industry is not allowed to choose the recipient of an industry sponsored fellowship or scholarship.
Medical school curriculum 1 No curriculum submitted.
Do the policies specify an oversight mechanism? Yes Enforcement of the policy is clearly designated to the Conflict of Interest Committee.
Are there explicit sanctions for noncompliance? Yes Sanctions for noncompliance are clearly noted.
What the results mean...
3Model policy
2Good progress toward model policy
1No policy, or policy unlikely to have a substantial effect on behavior
0Did not report
N/APolicy not relevant to this institution (e.g., does not make purchasing decisions)