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Meeting Date: 12/12/13-12/12/13

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On December 12, 2013, during Session I, the committee will discuss and make recommendations regarding the classification of spinal sphere devices. These devices are spheres manufactured from metallic (e.g., cobalt chromium molybdenum) or polymeric (e.g., polyetheretherketone) materials. They are intended to be inserted between the vertebral bodies into the disc space from L3-S1 to help provide stabilization and to help promote intervertebral body fusion. During the arthrodesis procedure, they are to be used with bone graft. These devices are not intended for use in motion-sparing, non-fusion procedures. Spinal sphere devices are considered preamendment devices because they were in commercial distribution prior to May 28, 1976, when the Medical Device Amendments became effective. Spinal sphere devices are currently regulated under the heading of "Intervertebral Fusion Device with Bone Graft, Solid-Sphere, Lumbar", Product Code NVR, as unclassified devices and reviewed under the 510(k) premarket notification authority. FDA is seeking committee input on the safety and effectiveness of spinal sphere devices and the regulatory classification for spinal sphere devices. On December 12, 2013, during Session II, the committee will discuss and make recommendations regarding the reclassification petition received on November 20, 2012, from DEKA Research & Development Corp. requesting that FDA reclassify stair climbing wheelchairs (21 CFR 890.3890) from Class III to Class II. A stair-climbing wheelchair is a device with wheels that is intended for medical purposes to provide mobility to persons restricted 3 to a sitting position. The device is intended to climb stairs. On June 12, 2013 (78 FR 35173), FDA issued a proposed order which, if made final, would reclassify stair-climbing wheelchairs as Class II subject to premarket notification (510(k)) and special controls. The petitioner has one stair-climbing wheelchair approved, the iBot (P020033), and it is indicated for the following: to provide indoor and outdoor mobility in confined spaces, at an elevated height, climb curbs, ascend/descend stairs, traverse obstacles, travel over a wider variety of terrain, and negotiate uneven/inclined surfaces. Stair-climbing wheelchairs are preamendment devices because they were in commercial distribution prior to May 28, 1976, when the Medical Device Amendments became effective. Stair-climbing wheelchairs are currently regulated as Class III devices. A call for premarket approval (PMA) applications was issued on April 13, 2000 (effective July 12, 2000) (65 FR 19834). The committee's discussion will include recommendations regarding the regulatory classifications noted above. The committee will also discuss whether the proposed special controls are adequate to reasonably ensure the safety and effectiveness of stair-climbing wheelchairs. On December 12, 2013, during Session III, the committee will discuss and make recommendations regarding the possible reclassification of mechanical wheelchairs (21 CFR 890.3850) from Class I, currently subject to premarket notification (510(k)), to Class II, subject to special controls. The mechanical wheelchairs are being considered for exemption from premarket notification (510(k)) requirements. A mechanical wheelchair is a manually operated device with wheels that is intended for medical purposes to provide mobility to persons restricted 4 to a sitting position. No proposed order has been issued for this proposed change in classification. Mechanical wheelchairs are preamendment devices because they were in commercial distribution prior to May 28, 1976, when the Medical Device Amendments became effective. Mechanical wheelchairs are currently regulated as Class I devices that are subject to premarket notification (510(k)) requirements (48 FR 53041). The committee will discuss whether general and/or special controls are appropriate to demonstrate a reasonable assurance of safety and effectiveness of mechanical wheelchairs and whether, if reclassified to Class II, these devices should be exempt from premarket notification (510(k)) requirements.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 7/24/13-7/25/13

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On July 24, 2013, the committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on information related to the premarket approval application for the Kineflex/C Cervical Artificial Disc sponsored by SpinalMotion. The Kineflex/C is a metal-on-metal (cobalt chrome molybdenum alloy) cervical total disc replacement device. The Kineflex/C is indicated for reconstruction of the intervertebral disc at one level from C3-C7 following single-level discectomy for intractable radiculopathy or myelopathy due to a single-level abnormality localized to the disc space. On July 25, 2013, the committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on information related to the premarket approval application for the Kineflex Lumbar Artificial Disc sponsored by SpinalMotion. The Kineflex Lumbar Artificial Disc is a metal-on-metal (cobalt chrome molybdenum alloy) lumbar total disc replacement device. The Kineflex Lumbar Artificial Disc is indicated for reconstruction of the intervertebral disc at one level (L4-L5 or L5- S1) following single-level discectomy for lumbar degenerative disc disease (DDD) where DDD is defined as discogenic back pain with degeneration of the disc as confirmed by patient history, physical examination, and radiographic studies.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 4/5/13-4/5/13

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On April 5, 2013, the committee will discuss and make recommendations regarding the possible reclassification of Shortwave Diathermy devices. On July 6, 2012 (77 FR 39953), FDA issued a proposed rule which, if made final, would make Shortwave Diathermy devices Class III, requiring premarket approval. In response to the proposed rule, FDA received petitions under section 515(b)(2)(B) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act requesting a change in classification. The reclassification petitions are available for public review and comment at www.regulations.gov under docket number FDA-2012-N-0378.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 9/21/12-9/21/12

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On September 21, 2012, the committee will discuss and make recommendations regarding the classification of posterior cervical screws, including pedicle and lateral mass screws. Cervical pedicle and lateral mass screws are components of rigid, posterior spinal screw and rod systems generally intended as an adjunct to fusion for the treatment of degenerative disc disease (as defined by neck pain confirmed by radiographic studies), trauma, deformity, failed previous fusion, tumor, infection, and inflammatory disorders in the cervical spine.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 5/12/11-5/12/11

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On May 12, 2011, the committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on information related to the premarket approval application (PMA) for the Augment Bone Graft, sponsored by Biomimetic Therapeutics, Inc. The intended use of the device is as an alternative bone grafting substitute to autologous bone graft in applications to facilitate fusion in the ankle and foot without necessitating an additional invasive procedure to harvest the graft.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 7/27/10-7/27/10

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On July 27, 2010, the committee will discuss, make recommendations and vote on a premarket approval application for the AMPLIFY rhBMP-2 Matrix, sponsored by Medtronic, Inc. The AMPLIFY rhBMP-2 Matrix is used for posterolateral fusion treatment of single level lumbar (L2S1) degenerative disc disease.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 3/23/10-3/23/10

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On March 23, 2010, the committee will discuss and make recommendations on issues relevant to FDA's reevaluation of the ReGen Collagen Scaffold (CS) device (marketed as the Menaflex[reg]), which FDA cleared in K082079 on December 18, 2008, sponsored by ReGen Biologics, Inc. The indications for use statement for this device states that the device is intended for use in surgical procedures for the reinforcement and repair of soft tissue injuries of the medial meniscus. In repairing and reinforcing medial meniscal defects, the patient must have an intact meniscal rim and anterior and posterior horns for attachment of the mesh. In addition, the surgically prepared site for the CS must extend at least into the red/white zone of the meniscus to provide sufficient vascularization. The CS reinforces soft tissue and provides a resorbable scaffold that is replaced by the patient's own soft tissue. The CS is not a prosthetic device and is not intended to replace normal body structure.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 11/4/09-11/4/09

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On November 4, 2009, the committee will discuss, make recommendations and vote on a premarket approval application for the Dynesys Spinal System, sponsored by Zimmer Spine. The Dynesys Spinal System is indicated to provide spinal alignment and stabilization in skeletally mature patients at one or two contiguous levels from L1-S1.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 8/18/09-8/19/09

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On August 18, 2009, the committee will discuss, make recommendations and vote on a premarket approval application (PMA) for the CoMplete Acetabular Hip System, sponsored by DePuy Orthopaedics. This device system is intended for use as a primary joint replacement prosthesis in total hip arthroplasty, and is indicated for skeletally mature patients suffering severe pain and disability due to structural damage in the hip joint from non-inflammatory degenerative joint disease and its composite diagnoses of osteoarthritis or post-traumatic arthritis. On August 19, 2009, the committee will discuss, make recommendations and vote on a PMA for Durolane, sponsored by Q-Med AB. This device is indicated for the treatment of pain caused by osteoarthritis of the knee in patients who have failed to respond adequately to conservative non-pharmacological therapy and simple analgesics, e.g., acetaminophen.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 3/31/09-3/31/09

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The committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on a premarket approval application (PMA) for OP-1 Putty, sponsored by Stryker Biotech. This combination product is indicated for posterolateral spinal fusion procedures in skeletally mature patients with lumbar spondylolisthesis who have failed at least 6 months of conservative nonsurgical treatment.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 12/9/08-12/9/08

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The committee will discuss, make recommendations and vote on a premarket approval application for Synvisc-One, sponsored by Genzyme Corp. This device is indicated for the treatment of pain in osteoarthritis of the knee in patients who have failed to respond adequately to conservative nonpharmacologic therapy and simple analgesics, e.g., acetaminophen.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 11/14/08-11/14/08

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The committee will discuss and make recommendations on a premarket notification application for the ReGen Collagen Scaffold (CS), sponsored by ReGen Biologics, Inc. This device is intended for use in surgical procedures for the reinforcement and repair of chronic soft tissue injuries of the meniscus (one to three prior surgeries to the involved meniscus) where weakness exists. In repairing and reinforcing meniscal defects, the patient must have an intact meniscal rim and anterior and posterior horns for attachment of the mesh. In addition, the surgically prepared site for the CS must extend at least into the red/white zone of the meniscus to provide sufficient vascularization.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 7/15/08-7/15/08

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The committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on a premarket approval application for Oxiplex/SP Gel, sponsored by FzioMed, Inc. This device is intended to be used as a surgical adjuvant during posterior lumbar laminectomy, larninotomy, or discectomy to improve patient outcomes by reducing postoperative leg pain, back pain, and neurological symptoms.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 7/17/07-7/17/07

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The committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on a premarket approval application for the Bryan Total Cervical Disc Prosthesis, sponsored by Medtronic Sofamor Danek, Inc. This device is indicated in skeletally mature patients with cervical degenerative disc disease (DDD) at one level from C3-C7. DDD is defined as any combination of the following: Disc herniation with radiculopathy, spondylotic radiculopathy, disc herniation with myelopathy, or spondylotic myelopathy.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 4/24/07-4/24/07

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The committee will discuss, make recommendations and vote on a premarket approval application (PMA) for the Scandinavian Total Ankle Replacement System, sponsored by Link America, Inc. This system is intended for use as a noncemented implant to replace a painful arthritic and/or severely deformed ankle due to rheumatoid arthritis, primary arthrosis, or posttraumatic arthrosis.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 2/22/07-2/22/07

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On February 22, 2007, the committee will discuss, make recommendations and vote on a premarket approval application for the Cormet 2000 Hip Resurfacing System, sponsored by Corin U.S.A. This system is intended for use in resurfacing hip arthroplasty for reduction or relief of pain and/or improved hip function in skeletally mature patients with non- inflammatory degenerative arthritis or inflammatory arthritis.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 9/19/06-9/19/06

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The committee will discuss, make recommendations and vote on a premarket approval application for a cervical disc prosthesis intended to treat skeletally mature patients with degenerative disc disease at one level from C3-C7.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 6/2/06-6/2/06

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The committee will discuss and make a recommendation on the reclassification of the noninvasive bone growth stimulator indicated for the treatment of established nonunion fractures acquired secondary to trauma and as an adjunct to the treatment of lumbar spinal fusion surgery for one or two levels.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 9/8/05-9/9/05

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On September 8, 2005, the committee will hear a presentation by the Office of Surveillance and Biometrics in the Center for Devices and Radiological Health outlining their responsibility for the review of postmarket study design. The committee will also hear an update on the status of recent devices brought before the committee. Subsequently, the committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on a premarket approval application for a hip joint metal/metal semi constrained resurfacing hybrid prosthesis (cemented femoral component). The device is intended to relieve hip pain and improve hip function in patients who have adequate bone stock and are at risk of requiring more than one hip joint replacement over their lifetimes. On September 9, 2005, the committee will discuss the design of clinical studies for spinal devices indicated for treatment of mild to moderate low back pain.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 8/31/04-8/31/04

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The committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on a premarket approval application for an interspinous process distraction system intended for treatment of patients aged 50 or older suffering from neurogenic intermittent claudication secondary to mild or moderate lumbar spinal stenosis who have undergone a regimen of non-operative treatment.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 6/2/04-6/3/04

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On June 2, 2004, the committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on a premarket approval application for an artificial lumbar disc intended for spinal arthroplasty in skeletally mature patients with degenerative disc disease at one level from L4-S1. On June 3, 2004, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., the committee will discuss, make recommendations and vote on a reclassification petition for total and unicompartmental mobile bearing knee joint prostheses. Also on June 3, 2004, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., the committee will discuss and make recommendations on a draft guidance document for clinical performance data requirements for hip joint prostheses.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 12/11/03-12/11/03

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The committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on the reclassification of the intervertebral body fusion device (cage) intended for spinal fusion procedures in skeletally mature adults with degenerative disc disease at one or two levels from C2-C7 and L2-S1 using autogenous bone graft. The device does not include combination products, such as the intervertebral body fusion device using morphogenic proteins and scaffolds.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 11/20/02-11/21/02

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On November 20, 2002, the committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on premarket approval application (PMA) for a stair-climbing wheelchair. On November 21, 2002, the committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on a PMA for growth factors soaked in a collagen sponge used to treat tibial fractures. In addition, on November 21, 2002, the committee will have a general discussion on preclinical and clinical data for spinal devices.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 8/8/01-8/9/01

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The committee will discuss and make recommendations on the reclassification of metal on metal total hip arthroplasty devices. Also, the committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on premarket approval application (PMA) for a metacarpophalangeal finger joint prosthesis.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 1/19/01-1/19/01

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The committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on a premarket approval application for a cervical interbody fusion system.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 7/20/00-7/20/00

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The committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on premarket approval application (PMA) for a shock wave lithotriptor used for the treatment of heel pain and a PMA for a ceramic on ceramic total hip arthroplasty.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 11/4/99-11/5/99

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On November 4th, the committee will discuss and make recommendations on the reclassification of constrained total hip arthroplasty devices. The committee will also discuss the development of computer controlled surgical systems designed for use in orthopedic procedures. On November 5th, the committee will discuss post-marketing studies of Genzyme Corporation's Carticel (autologous chondrocytes manipulated ex-vivo for structural repair) indicated for treatment and repair of clinically significant, articular cartilage defects in the knee. The discussion will focus on issues specific to these studies and on more general ones related to the feasibility of randomized controlled trials in the field of orthopedics.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 10/8/98-10/9/98

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On October 8, 1998, the committee will consider issues relating to the study and evaluation of spinal device assemblies. In the context of a preliminary background document, the committee will be asked to address scientific issues pertaining to the development of investigational device exemptions (IDE) applications for spinal device assemblies. This will include inclusion/exclusion criteria, type of control(s), study endpoints, and length of follow-up.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 4/27/98-4/28/98

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April 27, 1998 Panel Training - Conflict of Intrest. General and PDP training. Reclassification training. April 28, 1998 Reclassification of bone cement.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 9/3/14-9/5/14

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The committee will discuss the standards used to demonstrate that over-the-counter (OTC) topical antiseptics used in healthcare settings are generally recognized as safe and effective. The discussion will focus on antiseptic active ingredients marketed under the OTC Drug Review (also known as the OTC Drug Monograph) for the following healthcare antiseptic uses: healthcare personnel hand washes and rubs, surgical hand scrubs and rubs, and patient preoperative and preinjection skin preparations. On September 4-5, 2014, the committee will discuss the scope of safety testing that should be required for sunscreen active ingredients to be marketed in U.S. over-the-counter (OTC) sunscreen products. This discussion will take into consideration that sunscreens are typically used chronically in individuals over the age of 6 months to help prevent skin cancer and skin aging. The need for various types of safety data, including clinical data and nonclinical data, will be discussed.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 9/9/14-9/9/14

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The committee will discuss new drug application (NDA) 206302, nebivolol/valsartan fixed-dose combination tablets (5/80 milligrams (mg), 5/160 mg, 10/160 mg, 10/320 mg and 20/320 mg), submitted by Forrest Laboratories, Inc., for the proposed indication of the treatment of hypertension.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 9/10/14-9/10/14

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The committee will be asked to discuss the potential clinical utility of fixed-combination prescription drugs composed of an anti-hypertensive drug, aspirin, and a statin administered to reduce the risk of cardiovascular death, nonfatal myocardial infarction, and nonfatal stroke in patients with a history of cardiovascular disease. The committee will be asked to discuss the patient population that could benefit from such a product, whether that population would be likely to take such a drug long term, and how this could be assured. The committee will also be asked to consider the pros and cons of a treatment that would not be titrated and in a setting where monitoring might not be rigorous.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 9/10/14-9/11/14

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Methodological Considerations in Evaluation of Cancer as an Adverse Outcome Associated With Use of Non-Oncological Drugs and Biological Products in the Postapproval Setting; Public Meeting; Request for Comments The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), in collaboration with the National Cancer Institute (NCI), is announcing a public meeting entitled ‘‘Methodological Considerations in Evaluation of Cancer as an Adverse Outcome Associated With Use of Non-Oncological Drugs and Biological Products in the Postapproval Setting.’’ The purpose of the public meeting is to engage in constructive dialogue and information sharing among regulators, researchers, the pharmaceutical industry, public health agencies, health care providers, and the general public concerning challenges in designing and implementing postapproval studies to evaluate the risk of cancer associated with use of non-oncological drugs and biological products. The input from this meeting and public docket will be used to inform the Agency on best study design and methodological options to consider when evaluating cancer risk in the postapproval setting.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 9/11/14-9/11/14

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The committee will discuss the safety and efficacy of new drug application (NDA) 206321, liraglutide for injection, sponsored by Novo Nordisk, Inc. The proposed indication for liraglutide is as an adjunct to a reduced-calorie diet and increased physical activity for chronic weight management in adult patients with an initial body mass index (BMI) of 30 kilograms per square meter (kg/m2) or greater, or with an initial BMI of 27 kg/m2 or greater in the presence of at least one weight-related comorbidity.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 9/12/14-9/12/14

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The committee will discuss biologics license application (BLA) 125511, proposed trade name NATPARA (established name: Recombinant Human Parathyroid Hormone (rDNA) or (rhPTH[1-84]), submitted by NPS Pharmaceuticals, Inc., for the proposed indication of replacement for endogenous parathyroid hormone (1-84) for the long-term treatment of hypoparathyroidism.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 9/17/14-9/18/14

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The committees will discuss the appropriate indicated population for testosterone replacement therapy and the potential for adverse cardiovascular outcomes associated with this use.

 

       
Location: College Park Marriott Hotel Related News Links: Not Available
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting Options| FDA’s GDUFA Public Hearing on Policy Development

Meeting Date: 9/17/14-9/17/14

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FDA is hosting the Generic Drug User Fee Amendments of 2012; Public Hearing on Policy Development to solicit public comment on certain topics related to implementation of GDUFA and the GDUFA Commitment Letter that accompanies the legislation. FDA wants your input on the five draft guidance documents FDA has issued or will issue shortly to facilitate implementation of GDUFA. FDA also seeks your input on additional policy priorities under GDUFA, such as the Agency’s consideration of generic drug exclusivity and the category of first generics. We will take the information from the public meeting into account in developing the fiscal year 2015 GDUFA priorities.

 

       
Location: College Park Marriott Hotel and Conference Center 3501 University Boulevard East Hyattsville, MD 20783 Related News Links: Not Available
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting Options| Pediatric AdComm

Meeting Date: 9/23/14-9/23/14

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The Pediatric Advisory Committee will meet to discuss pediatric-focused safety reviews, as mandated by the Best Pharmaceuticals for Children Act and the Pediatric Research Equity Act for: AFINITOR DISPERZ (everolimus); Berlin Heart EXCOR® Pediatric Ventricular Assist Device; CONTEGRA® Pulmonary Valved Conduit; DYMISTA (azelastine hydrochloride; fluticasone propionate); Elana Surgical Kit; ENTERRA Therapy System; LEVAQUIN (levofloxacin); LEXIVA (fosamprenavir calcium); QNASL (beclomethasone diproprionate), Medtronic Melody® Transcatheter Pulmonary Valve; MENHIBRIX (Meningococcal Groups C and Y and Haemophilus b Tetanus Toxoid Conjugate Vaccine); SINGULAIR (montelukast sodium); TREANDA (bendamustine hydrochloride); VERAMYST (fluticasone furoate); VIREAD (tenofovirdisoproxil fumarate); and VOLUVEN (6% hydroxyethyl starch 130/0.4 in 0.9% sodium chloride injection).

 

       
Location: Pooks Hill Related News Links: Not Available
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting Options| Gastroenterology and Urology Devices Panel

Meeting Date: 10/1/14-10/1/14

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On October 1, 2014, the committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on information regarding the premarket approval application (PMA) for the SONABLATE 450 device sponsored by SonaCare Medical, LLC. The proposed Indication for Use for the SONABLATE 450 device, as stated in the PMA, is as follows: The SONABLATE 450 (SONABLATE) is intended for use in the treatment of localized, clinically recurrent prostate cancer after failure of primary external beam radiation therapy.

 

       
Location: Hilton GB Related News Links: Not Available
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsJoint Meeting of the Psychopharmacologic Drugs & DSRM

Meeting Date: 10/16/14-10/16/14

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The committees will discuss the risk of serious neuropsychiatric adverse events with CHANTIX (varenicline tartrate) tablets, NDA 21928, Pfizer, Inc., and discuss options for addressing this risk.

 

       
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsDermatologic and Ophthalmic Drugs AdComm

Meeting Date: 10/20/14-10/20/14

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The committee will discuss biologics license application (BLA) 125504, secukinumab, a human monoclonal antibody, submitted by Novartis, proposed for the treatment of moderate to severe plaque psoriasis in adult patients who are candidates for systemic therapy or phototherapy.

 

       
Location: FDA Meeting Room Related News Links: Not Available
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Recent Meetings

Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsPulmonary-Allergy Drugs AdComm

Meeting Date: 8/14/14-8/14/14

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he committee will discuss the new drug application (NDA) 21936, for tiotropium bromide inhalation spray, submitted by Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. for the long-term, once-daily maintenance treatment of bronchospasm associated with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and for reducing COPD exacerbations. The discussion will include efficacy data, including the data to support the claim for reduction of COPD exacerbations, but the focus will be on safety findings from the clinical development program and the results of a large safety trial comparing tiotropium bromide inhalation spray and tiotropium bromide inhalation powder.

 

       
Location: FDA White Oak Related News Links: Not Available
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsConfidentiality of Interim Results in Cardiovascular Outcome Safety Trials

Meeting Date: 8/11/14-8/11/14

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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing a public hearing that will provide a forum to discuss confidentiality of interim results for certain cardiovascular outcomes trials (CVOTs) submitted to the Agency while the trials are still ongoing. The purpose of the public hearing is to initiate constructive discussion among regulators, researchers, health care providers, representatives from the pharmaceutical industry and health care organizations, and the general public, about appropriate handling of interim analysis results of these ongoing CVOTs. FDA is also opening a public docket to receive comments on this topic.

 

       
Location: FDA Meeting Room Related News Links: Not Available
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsGeneral and Plastic Surgery Devices Panel

Meeting Date: 8/1/14-8/1/14

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On August 1, 2014, the committee will discuss, make recommendations and vote on information regarding the premarket application (PMA) for the TissuGlu Surgical Adhesive device sponsored by Cohera Medical, Inc. The proposed indication for use for the TissuGlu Surgical Adhesive device, as stated in the PMA is as follows: TissuGlu Surgical Adhesive is indicated for the approximation of tissue layers where subcutaneous dead space exists between the tissue planes in large flap surgical procedures such as abdominoplasty.

 

       
Location: Hilton GB Related News Links: Not Available
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