AMSA Pharm-free Scorecard 2010
A University of Florida College of Medicine
City: Gainesville State: FL
Commentary:

University of Florida College of Medicine has an excellent set of policies to limit and illuminate relationships between industry and its medical school faculty, staff and trainees. Consulting relationships require prior approval and participation in speaker bureaus prohibited. Annual disclosure is required for total outside compensation.

 

Updates:

This institution did not submit any new or additional policies for the 2012-13 AMSA PharmFree Scorecard. This institution's evaluation was last updated: 01/16/2011



Gifts & Meals 3 Gifts, which also include meals, do not include any items provided in equal or greater proportion within 90 days.
Consulting relationships 3 Consulting activities must be formalized in a written agreement which must be submitted for approval to the COI program office prior to commencement of the activity.
Industry-funded speaking relationships 3 Participation in speakers bureaus is prohibited. Employees may only speak at events if they have control over the content of their presentation. Compensation must be reasonable with modest honoraria.
Disclosure 3 Annual disclosure is required for COM personnel of total outside financial compensation. Disclosure to patients is required as well.
Pharmaceutical samples 3 The policy provides very narrow circumstances by which samples may be provided to patients. However, approval requires review by the PCSC by issuing a Sample Waiver form and providing very strong arguments why a sample should be provided.
Purchasing & Formularies 3 Committee members with financial COI are excluded from voting on applicable purchases.
Industry Sales Representatives 2 Industry representatives may be permitted on-site but by appointment only.
On-campus Education 2 ACCCME standards are referenced for all on-site educational events.
Attendance at Industry-Sponsored Lectures & Meetings Off-Campus 3 Employees are not allowed to receive payments for travel, gifts or compensation for merely attending an off-site event.
Industry Support for Scholarships & Funds for Trainees 3 All scholarship funds are reviewed by the IARC.
Medical school curriculum 3 Newly supplied documents clearly show an understanding of how COIs can develop and their impact on treatment.
Do the policies specify an oversight mechanism? Yes The COI Program Office, department chairs and other supervisors are responsible for oversight
Are there explicit sanctions for noncompliance? Yes Sanctions were provided for personnel who violate the policy.
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)