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AMSA Just Medicine Campaign

No Kick Backs. No Speakers Bureaus. No Free Samples.
JUST MEDICINE.

Just Medicine, formerly known as the PharmFree Campaign, continues to reflect AMSA's values, ambitions and goals in putting patients above profits and ensuring the most objective, evidence-based, affordable healthcare for patients.

Our vision for the practice of medicine is that it is simply based on evidence, not marketing, personal gain, or any interest other than that of the patient.

We seek to facilitate student engagement in work that promotes patient-centered, evidence-based clinical practice, medical education and research.

ACTIONS

  • Participate in a webinar presentation of the expanded 2014 AMSA Scorecard for US Medical School and Teaching Hospital COI Policies. Engage with members of the Scorecard research team, medical school faculty and students, and patient advocates as they discuss the findings of the 2014 AMSA Scorecard, the expansion to include US teaching hospitals, and the critical importance of strengthening COI policies across the spectrum of medical student education and resident physician training.

    The AMSA Scorecard: A Tool for Accountability, Education, and Advocacy

    When:
    Monday, September 29, 2014, 8:00pm – 9:00pm EDT

    Featuring
    Daniel Carlat, MD, Director, Prescription Project, The Pew Charitable Trusts
    Shantrice Appleby, AMSA Just Medicine Fellow
    William Jordan, MD, MPH, Co-Director of Medical Student Education in the Department of Family and Social Medicine at Montefiore/Einstein, and President-Elect of the National Physicians Alliance
    Wells Wilkinson, JD, Staff Attorney and Senior Policy Analyst, Community Catalyst
    Tina Musa, Co-Chair, AMSA Just Medicine Campaign, Medical Student at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

  • COMPREHENSIVE CONFLICT-OF-INTEREST POLICIES: Just Medicine helps students advocate for, develop, and implement strong industry-relations policies at their academic medical centers. Our annual Just Medicine Scorecard evaluates and grades the conflict-of-interest policies at every US medical school in a variety of domains. Visit www.amsascorecard.org for more information

  • LEGISLATIVE SOLUTIONS: Just Medicine lobbies for legislation at the state and federal level that increases the transparency of industry relationships, reduces conflicts of interest, promotes evidence-based practice, and increases global access to essential medicines.

  • GLOBAL ACCESS: Just Medicine seeks to educate medical students on the the issue of access to medicines. Specifically, AMSA seeks to connect the market-driven practices of pharmaceutical companies to both domestic issues (conflicts of interest, marketing) and global issues (access to medicines, neglected disease research).

  • JUST MEDICINE CURRICULA: Just Medicine has developed a Model Just Medicine Curriculum for teaching about drug development, marketing and conflict of interest. Just Medicine is also currently developing resources to assist faculty and staff looking to make these changes at their schools, including a menu of ready-made lectures/slides and other materials, as well as a list of faculty across the country who are willing to consult on curricular development.


RESOURCES

Steering Committee

Contact us for more information.

Tina Musa
Tina Musa
Just Medicine
Co-Chair
Peter Wehr
Peter Wehr

Just Medicine
Co-Chair
Reshma Ramachandran
Reshma
Ramach-
andran
Teddy Fagrelius
Teddy
Fagrelius
Amber Gombash
Amber
Gombash
Rigel Hope
Rigel
Hope
Shantrice Appleby
Shantrice
Appleby
Shirley Hu
Shirley
Hu
Hannah Keppler
Hannah Keppler
Suneel Agarwala
Suneel
Agarwala
Michael Shen
Michael
Shen
Divya Sundarapandiyan
Divya
Sundar

Gabrielle
Hatton
Anup Bhattacharya
Anup
Bhattacharya
Sean Cooney
Sean
Cooney

AMSA Policy Change Campaign

PharmFree Scorecard

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