AMSA Pharm-free Scorecard 2010
B Louisiana State University School of Medicine - New Orleans
City: New Orleans State: LA

The institution's policy prohibits acceptance of gifts of any kind. All outisde employments require approval and consulting relationship must be according to a written agreement. Disclosure of COI is discretionary for faculty and other staff. However, significant financial COI must be reported annually by all employees including principal investigators.



This institution did not provide any new or additional for the 2012-13 AMSA PharmFree Scorecard. This institution's evaluation was last updated: 12/05/2010


This institution has not indicated consent to allow the public posting of their policies.



Gifts & Meals 2 No public servant is to solicit or accept, directly or indirectly, anything of value as a gift.
Consulting relationships 3 Outside employment requires approval and must be according to a written agreement.
Industry-funded speaking relationships 2 Outside employment require approval by the chancellor, president or anoth administrative officer.
Disclosure 3 Disclosure of significant financial COI is required for principal investigators, faculty and staff. Disclosure of other COI by faculty or staff is discretionary. Additionally, the policy requires disclosure statements be made public record.
Pharmaceutical samples 1 Samples may be accepted but physicians but they are to be stored in a secured storage area which is only accessible by the ambulatory area's RN manager. Samples may only be dispensed by physicians.
Purchasing & Formularies 3 Committee members are required to recuse themselves from voting once it has been determined that there is a substantial economic interest.
Industry Sales Representatives 2 Pharmaceutical representatives may meet with the Director of Pharmaceutical care by appointment only. Meetings with clinical staff must be in non-patient care areas.
On-campus Education 2 Grantors unrestricted grants may only be utilized having been approved by the Grantor Grant Approval Process.
Attendance at Industry-Sponsored Lectures & Meetings Off-Campus 2 The Agency head must approve the travel payment received by the public servant.
Industry Support for Scholarships & Funds for Trainees 3 Scolarships and other special funds may be permissible so long as recipients of such funds are selected by academic or training institution.
Medical school curriculum 2 Curricular material provided covers COI in a more limited way focusing only on research topics.
Do the policies specify an oversight mechanism? Yes Administrative Council members are responsible for enforcing the policy.
Are there explicit sanctions for noncompliance? Yes Failure to comply by requirements of policy would lead to disciplinary action.
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)