The AMA and eight of the ISTEP schools received three-year contracts from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) to develop curriculum and other educational products on substance abuse education for medical students and resident physicians. In addition, residents and medical students were surveyed on their attitudes and values about intervening with a patient’s substance abuse problem. A Web site was created to host the information from the surveys and the resulting curriculum products developed by the participating ISTEP schools.
The Sound Prescribing project, funded by the States' Attorneys General, led to development of educational strategies to help physicians manage the undue influence of pharmaceutical industry marketing and promotion on physician prescribing. The grant funds were made available from the Neurontin off-label prescribing settlement.