Life Sciences

Johns Hopkins bans gifts

Device Regulation Alert: Safety, Compliance and Reimbursement News, April 13, 2009

A new Johns Hopkins Medicine (JHM) policy prohibits physicians, scientists, students, and staff members from accepting gifts and meals from medical device companies beginning July 1, according to a Johns Hopkins release.

The Johns Hopkins Medicine Policy on Interaction with Industry also prohibits consulting arrangements that require no real work. Medical device manufacturer representatives may only meet with Johns Hopkins staff members in non-patient areas and then only at the invitation of a staff member.

Read more about Johns Hopkins' new policy to ban gifts.