AMSA Pharm-free Scorecard 2010
B University of Medicine and Dentistry New Jersey - New Jersey Medical School
City: Newark State: NJ
Links:
CME.pdf
Medication_Samples.doc
Hackensack-_Conflict_of_Interest.pdf
Hackensack-_Consulting_Agreements.pdf
Hackensack-_Gifts.pdf
Hackensack-_Purchasing.pdf
Hackensack-Vendor_Relationships.pdf
VA-_Education_and_Training.pdf
VA-_Ethical_Leadership.pdf
VA-_Gifts_and_Donations.pdf
VA-_Government_Purchasing.pdf
Purchasing_Process.pdf
Policy_-_Reporting_Ethics___Compliance_Concerns.pdf
Policy_-_Investigator_Conflict_of_Interest.pdf
Code_of_Conduct_2019.pdf
NJ_Conflicts_of_Interest_law.docx
Medication_Samples.doc
NJ_Ethics_-_Code_of_Ethics.docx
NJ_Ethics_-_Gifts_and_Favors.docx
NJ_Ethics_-_Guidelines_Governing_Outside_Activities.docx
NJ_Ethics_-_Training.docx
Pharmacy___Sales_Reps.doc
Policy_-_Code_of_Ethics_-_Attending_Functions.pdf
Policy_-_Code_of_Ethics-_General_Conduct.pdf
VA-_Policy_Management.pdf
Commentary:

University of Medicine and Dentistry New Jersey - New Jersey Medical School has made strides for the 2011-2012 evaluation year, with select model domains, including disclosure, purchasing, and both on-site and off-site education.  Despite these models, and the establishment of oversight and sanctions for noncompliance, the institution has several less restrictive policies, with no meaningful content, such as the samples policy.  Areas related to consulting and speaking relationships are also in need of stronger restrictions.  

This institution submitted updated policies to the 2011-12 AMSA PharmFree Scorecard, their score improves from a C to a B.

This institution's evaluation was last updated: 02/29/2012. 



Gifts & Meals 3 University of Medicine and Dentistry New Jersey System-Wide Policy: All gifts, including meals are not acceptable with the delineation that items given to the general public can be accepted by state employees in the same way as the general public, for example as part of a mass public mailing.
Consulting relationships 2

University of Medicine and Dentistry New Jersey System-Wide Policy: The policy requires approval for outside employment activities and the completion of the Outside Activity Questionnaire.  The policy does not require a written, formal contract, nor a provision to ensure payment is appropriate to the consulting relationship.

Industry-funded speaking relationships 2 University of Medicine and Dentistry New Jersey System-Wide Policy: Participation in "speaker's bureaus" is not prohibited but prior approval is required.
Disclosure 3 University of Medicine and Dentistry New Jersey System-Wide Policy: Disclosure to patients is required.
Pharmaceutical samples 1

The policy requires a secure storage of samples and in-depth logging of their distribution but places no meaningful restrictions on their acceptance by clinicians or their use.

Purchasing & Formularies 3 University of Medicine and Dentistry New Jersey System-Wide Policy: The policy prohibits employees with financial conflicts of interest from participating as members of purchasing or formulary committees.
Industry Sales Representatives 2 The policy requires industry sales representatives to meet with faculty, only by appointment.
On-campus Education 3 University of Medicine and Dentistry New Jersey System-Wide Policy: The policy does not prohibit financial support by industry and requires funds be made to an appropriate account within the Center for Continuing Education in the Health Professions.  All funds are independent of commercial support.
Attendance at Industry-Sponsored Lectures & Meetings Off-Campus 3 University of Medicine and Dentistry New Jersey System-Wide Policy: The policy prohibits compensation for attendance at off-site events.  This prohibition extends to travel support, including travel reimbursements and additional financial support.
Industry Support for Scholarships & Funds for Trainees 1 The institution submitted no policy related to scholarships/trainee funds for 2011.
Medical school curriculum 1 The institution submitted no curriculum documents or policies in 2011.
Do the policies specify an oversight mechanism? Yes Oversight is delegated.
Are there explicit sanctions for noncompliance? Yes Sanctions for noncompliance are referenced.
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)