The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has published a new Draft Guidance for the Public and FDA Staff "Gifts to FDA: Evaluation and Acceptance".
This is a rather interesting document for two reasons:
So what is it about? The FDA defines what a "gift" is and what needs to be considered when a gift is offered. A "gift" means anything of monetary value, including competitive grants, funds for either general or specific purposes, data, materials, items, information, or services. Basically only the FDA Commissioner is authorised to accept gifts on behalf of the Agency.
FDA has also created a web page to track all gifts to the Agency.