AMSA Pharm-free Scorecard 2010
C Meharry Medical College
City: Nashville State: TN

Meharry Medical College provides a good policy on gifts, outside relationships, and on-site and off-site events. However, it provides no policy on disclosure, site access by industry reps, and curricular material. Addressing these areas, even minimally, would certainly improve their overall score.   



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

Gifts & Meals 3 Gifts and meals are prohibited. Gifts may be given as departmental gifts, and meals may be provided through CME events. Cumulative or individual gifts exceeding $5,000 in a fiscal year must be reviewed by the General Counsel.
Consulting relationships 3 Pre-approval of consulting relationships by the Office of General Counsel is required. Payments must be commensurate to task.
Industry-funded speaking relationships 2 Faculty are prohibited from particiapting in marketing speakers bureaus but may speak at educational events provided they have control over their presentation content.
Disclosure 1 It is noted that consulting relationships must be disclosed through annual disclosure process. Score may be improved upon examining of referenced disclosure policy.
Pharmaceutical samples 1 Vendors may provide vouchers which allow patients to receive drug from retail pharmacies. Physicians are encouraged to prescribe generic forms of drugs.
Purchasing & Formularies 2 Members of P&T committees must disclose their financial conflicts of interest and notify supervisor and purchasing department staff member who determine whether a conflict of interest exists and if recusal is required.
Industry Sales Representatives 1 No policy submitted.
On-campus Education 2 Monetary donations are to be made to the academic medical center department. The funds, planning and coordination must be under the control of the department.
Attendance at Industry-Sponsored Lectures & Meetings Off-Campus 2 Receipt of payment for attending off-site events is prohibited. Costs for travel, lodging and meals when meeting with vendors should be covered by the department.
Industry Support for Scholarships & Funds for Trainees 3 The director of the educational program approves the program and selects the trainee who is to attend the event.
Medical school curriculum 1 No curriculum submitted.
Do the policies specify an oversight mechanism? Yes Department leaders are responsible for oversight.
Are there explicit sanctions for noncompliance? Yes Sanctions are outlined.
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)