Stanford, UC-Davis Praised for Bans on Drug Industry Gifts
Stanford University Medical School and University of California-Davis School of Medicine ranked among five medical schools nationwide with the strictest policies against accepting gifts from pharmaceutical companies, according to a survey published Thursday by the American Medical Student Association, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
The "PharmFree Scorecard" graded U.S. medical schools based on their policies regarding gifts from the pharmaceutical industry.
Stanford and UC-Davis last year announced no-gift policies at their medical schools. Other top-ranked medical schools on the report card were:
- University of Michigan;
- University of Pennsylvania; and
- Yale University.
Medical schools at UC-San Francisco and UCLA were graded "C" because they are in the process of drafting guidelines on drug industry gifts (San Francisco Chronicle, 5/11). This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.