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Meeting Date: 4/18/13-4/18/13

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The committee will discuss the efficacy and safety of new drug application (NDA) 22219, AVEED (testosterone undecanoate) intramuscular injection, submitted by Endo Pharmaceutical Solutions, Inc., for the proposed indication of replacement therapy in adult males for conditions associated with a deficiency or absence of testosterone. The safety discussion will focus on post marketing reports of oil microembolism in the lungs and potential anaphylactic reactions. In addition to AVEED, other approved testosterone injectable products will be referenced, especially in regard to oil microembolism and potential anaphylactic reactions reported for those products.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 3/4/13-3/4/13

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On March 4, 2013, during the morning session, the committee will discuss new drug application (NDA) 022506, gabapentin 600 milligram (mg) tablets, submitted by Depomed, Inc., for the proposed indication of treatment of moderate to severe vasomotor symptoms due to menopause. During the afternoon session, the committee will discuss NDA 204516, paroxetine mesylate 7.5 mg capsules, submitted by Noven Therapeutics, LLC, for the proposed indication of treatment of moderate to severe vasomotor symptoms associated with menopause.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 4/5/12-4/5/12

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The Committee will discuss the benefits and risks of mirabegron (YM178), under New Drug Application (NDA) 202611, submitted by Astellas Pharma Global Development Inc. for the proposed indication of treatment of overactive bladder (OAB) with symptoms of urge urinary incontinence, urgency, and urinary frequency. Mirabegron is a beta-3-adrenoceptor (AR) agonist and is a new molecular entity. The benefit/risk discussion will focus on the adequacy of the demonstration of efficacy and safety in the treatment of OAB

 

       
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Meeting Date: 1/20/12-1/20/12

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The committee will discuss the benefits and risks of new drug application 22- 139, progesterone gel 8%, Columbia Laboratories, Inc., for the proposed indication of "reduction of risk of preterm birth in women with short uterine cervical length regardless of other risk factors in the mid-trimester of pregnancy.” The uterine cervix is the mouth of the uterus (or womb) leading into the vagina (or birth canal). The benefit/risk discussion will focus on the adequacy of the demonstration of efficacy in the U.S. population.

 

       
Location: FDA White Oak Campus Related News Links: Not Available
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsJoint Meeting of the Reproductive Health Drugs AdComm & the Drug Safety and Risk Management AdComm

Meeting Date: 12/8/11-12/9/11

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On December 8, 2011, the committees will discuss the benefits and risks of drospirenone-containing oral contraceptives in light of the emerging safety concern that the risk of venous thromboembolism (blood clots that can break loose and move within the circulatory system) associated with use of these products may be higher compared to oral contraceptives that contain the progestin, levonorgestrel. Drospirenone-containing oral contraceptives for the primary indication of pregnancy prevention include: YASMIN, YAZ (drospirenone/ethinyl estradiol tablets), BEYAZ, SAFYRAL (drospirenone/ethinyl estradiol/levomefolate calcium tablets and levomefolate calcium tablets), Bayer HealthCare, and the generic equivalents for these products.On December 9, 2011, the committees will discuss the benefits and risks of ORTHO EVRA (norelgestromin/ethinyl estradiol transdermal system), marketed by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., for the prevention of pregnancy. Specifically, the committees will discuss the possibly increased risk of thrombotic (blood clots) and thromboembolic events (blood clots that can break loose and move within the circulatory system) in users of ORTHO EVRA compared to women who use commonly prescribed birth control pills, as suggested by postmarketing studies.

 

       
Location: The Marriott Inn and Conference Center, University of Maryland University College Related News Links: Not Available
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsReproductive Health Drugs AdComm

Meeting Date: 9/9/11-9/9/11

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On September 9, 2011, the committees will discuss the benefits and risks of long-term bisphosphonate use for the treatment and prevention of osteoporosis (thinning and weakening of bones that increases the chance of having a broken bone) in light of the emergence of the safety concerns of osteonecrosis of the jaw (jawbone death) and atypical femur fractures (unusual broken thigh bone) that may be associated with the long-term use of bisphosphonates. Bisphosphonates for the treatment and prevention of osteoporosis include: FOSAMAX (alendronate sodium) tablets and solution and FOSAMAX PLUS D (alendronate sodium/cholecalciferol) tablets, Merck & Co., Inc.; ACTONEL (risedronate sodium) tablets, ATELVIA (risedronate sodium) delayed release tablets, and ACTONEL WITH CALCIUM (Copackaged) (risedronate sodium with calcium carbonate) tablets, Warner Chilcott, LLC; BONIVA (ibandronate sodium) tablets and injection, Roche Therapeutics, Inc.; RECLAST (zoledronic acid) injection, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp.; and the generic equivalents for these products, if any.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 6/17/10-6/18/10

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ON DAY ONE - On June 17, 2010, the committee will discuss new drug application (NDA) 22474, ulipristal acetate tablets, 30 milligrams (mg), by Laboratoire HRA Pharma. Ulipristal is an emergency contraceptive for the proposed indication of the prevention of pregnancy following unprotected intercourse or a known or suspected contraceptive failure. ON DAY TWO - On June 18, 2010, the committee will discuss new drug application (NDA) 22526, flibanserin 100 milligram (mg) tablets, by Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc., for the proposed indication of the treatment of hypoactive sexual desire disorder in premenopausal women.

 

       
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsReproductive Health Drugs - Amgen

Meeting Date: 8/13/09-8/13/09

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The committee will discuss new biologics license applications (BLAs) 125-320, 125-331, 125-332, and 125-333, proposed trade name PROLIA (denosumab) subcutaneous injection, 60 milligrams (mg), Amgen Inc., for the proposed indications of the treatment and prevention of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women, and the treatment and prevention of bone loss in patients undergoing hormone ablation for prostate or breast cancer. Hormone ablation is a term used to encompass therapies for hormone sensitive breast or prostate cancer administered to decrease sex hormone (estrogen or testosterone) levels. These therapies can result in increased bone loss.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 9/8/08-9/8/08

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The committee will discuss new drug application (NDA) 22–242, proposed trade name FABLYN (lasofoxifene tartrate) Tablets, 0.5 milligrams (mg), Pfizer Inc., for the proposed indication of the treatment of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women at increased risk of fracture.

 

       
Location: Hilton Rockville MD Related News Links: Not Available
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsReproductive Health Drugs AdComm

Meeting Date: 1/23/07-1/24/07

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On January 23 and 24, 2007, presentations and committee discussions will address current issues which influence the consideration for approval of oral and non-oral (i.e., transdermal and intravaginal) hormonal contraceptive drug products. Implantable and injectable hormone products will not be discussed. Issues for discussion will include clinical trial design, expectations for efficacy and safety outcomes, and measures of acceptability of the product to the user, including cycle control.

 

       
Location: FDA - Fishers Lane Rockville, MD Related News Links: Not Available
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsReproductive Health Drugs AdComm

Meeting Date: 8/29/06-8/29/06

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Adeza announced that its New Drug Application for Gestiva(TM) will be reviewed by the Reproductive Health Drugs Advisory Committee to the FDA on August 29, 2006. Gestiva, a long acting form of a naturally occurring progesterone, is the company's drug candidate to prevent preterm birth in women with a history of preterm delivery.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 12/2/04-12/2/04

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The committee will discuss new drug application (NDA) 21–769, Testosterone Transdermal System (proposed tradename, Intrinsa) by Procter and Gamble, indicated for the treatment of hypoactive sexual desire disorder in surgically menopausal women receiving concomitant estrogen therapy.

 

       
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsAdvisory Committee for Reproductive Health Drugs

Meeting Date: 12/16/03-12/16/03

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The committees will consider the safety and efficacy of new drug application 21-045, proposing over-the-counter use of Plan B (levonorgestrel), Women's Capitol Corp., for reducing the chance of pregnancy after unprotected sex (if contraceptive failed or if birth control was not used). The sponsor proposes a 0.75 milligram (mg) tablet taken as soon as possible, but no later than 72 hours after unprotected sex with a second 0.75 mg tablet taken 12 hours after the first tablet.

 

       
Location: Hilton Washington DC North The Ballrooms 620 Perry Pkwy. Gaithersburg, MD Related News Links: Not Available
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsAdvisory Committee for Reproductive Health Drugs

Meeting Date: 12/15/03-12/15/03

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The committee will discuss the public health issues, including the safety and potential clinical benefit, associated with combining folic acid and an oral contraceptive into a single combination product.

 

       
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsReproductive Health Drugs Advisory Committee

Meeting Date: 9/29/03-9/30/03

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Day 1 - The committee will discuss clinical trial design for the development of infertility drugs. Day 2 - Serono’s Luveris

 

       
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsReproductive Health Drugs - Pregnancy Labeling Subcommittee

Meeting Date: 9/12/00-9/12/00

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The subcommittee will meet to identify and discuss those drug and biologic products for which improved pregnancy labeling is critical for: (1) Effective prescribing during pregnancy, or (2) proper counseling of pregnant women who have been inadvertently exposed.

 

       
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsReproductive Health Drugs - Urology Subcommittee

Meeting Date: 4/10/00-4/10/00

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The subcommittee will consider the safety and efficacy of new drug application 21-118, UprimaTM (apomorphine HCl tablets, sublingual, TAP Holdings) proposed for use in the treatment of erectile dysfunction.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 3/28/00-3/29/00

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On March 28, 2000, the committee presentations and discussions will include the following topics: the status of proposed pregnancy labeling changes, the status of activities related to preclinical assessment of reproductive toxicity, the FDA draft guidance entitled, A Guidance for Industry, Establishing Pregnancy Registries@ (see 64 FR 30041, June 4, 1999, including solicitation for comments [Dockets No. 99D-1541], see also the FDA internet web address www.fda.gov.cder/guidance/index.htm under the heading "Clinical/Medical (draft)"). The committee will also address the methodological and operational challenges in developing and running a pregnancy registry. On March 29, 2000, the committee presentations and discussions will address strategies for monitoring drug risks in pregnant women.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 10/18/99-10/18/99

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Presentations and committee discussions will address the following draft FDA guidance documents: (1) Draft guidance for reviewers entitled ``Evaluation of Human Pregnancy Outcome Data'' (see 64 FR 30040, June 4, 1999, including solicitation for comments [Docket No. 99D-1540]), and (2) draft guidance for industry entitled ``Guidance for Industry, Establishing Pregnancy Registries Data'' (see 64 FR 30041, June 4, 1999, including solicitation for comments [Docket No. 99D-1541]). The application and impact of these guidances on drugs reviewed by the Division of Reproductive and Urologic Drug Products will be considered with specific emphasis on drugs used in assisted reproductive technology (infertility treatment regimens). In addition, if revised guidances are available at the time of the meeting, the topics of labeling for non-contraceptive estrogen drug products and the clinical evaluation of estrogen and estrogen/progestin-containing drugs used for hormone replacement therapy in postmenopausal women will be discussed. Any revised draft guidances will be made available to the public near the time of the October 18, 1999, advisory committee meeting.

 

       
Location: Holiday Inn Gaithersburg, MD Related News Links: Not Available
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Meeting Date: 6/3/99-6/3/99

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The Subcommittee will discuss possible changes to the pregnancy labeling as a result of the September 12, 1997, Part 15 Hearing, the development of various draft guidance documents, and risk communications.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 4/20/98-4/20/98

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NDA 20-797 Antocin, (Atosiban injection) for use in the management of premature labor from the R.W. Johnson Pharmaceutical Research Institute.

 

       
Location: Holiday Inn, Gaithersburg, MD Related News Links: Not Available
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsAdvisory Committee for Reproductive Health Drugs

Meeting Date: 7/19/96-7/19/96

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The committee will discuss the new drug application for mifepristone for the interruption of early pregnancy.

 

       
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsAdvisory Committee for Reproductive Health Drugs

Meeting Date: 6/28/96-6/28/96

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The committee will discuss the safety and efficacy of certain oral contraceptives for postcoital emergency use. Over the years, there has been increasing interest in this use by health care professionals and consumers. This use has been approved in some countries, and physicians have prescribed oral contraceptives for emergency use in the United States, although contraceptives marketed in the United States are not labeled for this use. On November 23, 1994, the Center for Reproductive Law and Policy submitted a citizen's petition requesting FDA to direct sponsors of certain oral contraceptives to amend the labeling and patient package inserts to include information regarding the use of these products for postcoital emergency contraception (Docket No. 94P-0427). FDA denied the petition but determined that it would be appropriate to discuss the scientific issues related to the safety and effectiveness of this use with the Reproductive Health Drugs Advisory Committee to determine whether the data support the use under certain conditions.

 

       
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsFertility & Maternal Health Drugs

Meeting Date: 6/24/94-6/24/94

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The committee will discuss: (1) The report of the National Institutes of Health Consensus Development Conference on the effect of corticosteroids for fetal maturation on perinatal outcomes; and (2) a combined contraceptive proposed by Balance Pharmaceuticals, Inc., consisting of a gonadotropin releasing hormone, estrogen, and progestin, provided at presumably safer levels in respect to oncogenic potential.

 

       
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsArthritis AdComm

Meeting Date: 2/9/16-2/9/16

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The committee will discuss biologics license application (BLA) 125544, for CT-P13, a proposed biosimilar to Janssen Biotech Inc.'s REMICADE (infliximab), submitted by Celltrion, Inc. The proposed indications (uses) for this product are: (1) Reducing signs and symptoms and inducing and maintaining clinical remission in adult patients with moderately to severely active Crohn's disease who have had an inadequate response to conventional therapy; (2) reducing the number of draining enterocutaneous and rectovaginal fistulas and maintaining fistula closure in adult patients with fistulizing Crohn's disease; (3) reducing signs and symptoms and inducing and maintaining clinical remission in pediatric patients 6 years of age and older with moderately to severely active Crohn's disease who have had an inadequate response to conventional therapy; (4) reducing signs and symptoms, inducing and maintaining clinical remission and mucosal healing, and eliminating corticosteroid use in adult patients with moderately to severely active ulcerative colitis who have had an inadequate response to conventional therapy; (5) reducing signs and symptoms and inducing and maintaining clinical remission in pediatric patients 6 years of age and older with moderately to severely active ulcerative colitis who have had an inadequate response to conventional therapy;1 (6) in combination with methotrexate, reducing signs and symptoms, inhibiting the progression of structural damage, and improving physical function in patients with moderately to severely active rheumatoid arthritis; (7) reducing signs and symptoms in patients with active ankylosing spondylitis; (8) reducing signs and symptoms of active arthritis, inhibiting the progression of structural damage, and improving physical function in patients with psoriatic arthritis; and (9) treatment of adult patients with chronic severe (i.e., extensive and/or disabling) plaque psoriasis who are candidates for systemic therapy and when other systemic therapies are medically less appropriate.

 

       
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsCirculatory System Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee

Meeting Date: 2/18/16-2/18/16

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The Committee will discuss and make recommendations on clinical trial, postapproval study design, and physician training requirements for leadless cardiac pacemaker device technology. Specifically, the Committee will be asked to make recommendations on the acceptability of adverse event rates in acute and chronic timeframes as well as indications for use for this device type, given availability of other technologies with different adverse event profiles; required training and acceptability of observed learning curves for the new device type and necessary elements for postapproval study collection.

 

       
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsOrthopaedic and Rehabilitation Devices Panel

Meeting Date: 2/19/16-2/19/16

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The Committee will discuss the premarket application for the DIAM Spinal Stabilization System. The DIAM Spinal Stabilization System is indicated for skeletally mature patients that have low back pain (with or without radicular pain) with current episode lasting less than 1 year in duration secondary to moderate lumbar degenerative disc disease (DDD) at a single level from L2-L5. DDD is confirmed radiographically with one or more of the following factors: (1) Patients must have greater than 2 millimeters of decreased disc height compared to the adjacent level; (2) scarring/thickening of the ligamentum flavum, annulus fibrosis, or facet joint capsule; or (3) herniated nucleus pulposus. The DIAM device is implanted via a minimally invasive posterior approach. Amended: The Committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on information regarding the premarket application (PMA) for the DIAM Spinal Stabilization System, sponsored by Medtronic Sofamor Danek USA. The DIAM Spinal Stabilization System is indicated for skeletally mature patients that have moderate low back pain (with or without radicular pain) with current episode lasting less than 1 year in duration secondary to lumbar degenerative disc disease (DDD) at a single symptomatic level from L2-L5. DDD is confirmed radiologically with one or more of the following factors: (1) Patients must have greater than 2 mm of decreased disc height compared to the adjacent level; (2) scarring/thickening of the ligamentum flavum, annulus fibrosis, or facet joint capsule; or (3) herniated nucleus pulposus. The DIAM device is implanted via a minimally invasive posterior approach.

 

       
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsGastroenterology and Urology Devices Panel

Meeting Date: 2/25/16-2/26/16

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On February 25, 2016, the committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on information regarding the premarket approval application (PMA) for ``TOPAS Treatment for Fecal Incontinence,' by ASTORA Women's Health, LLC. The ``TOPAS Treatment for Fecal Incontinence' device is a sling device (mesh) to be implanted around the puborectalis muscle (a muscle that contributes towards the maintenance of fecal continence). The proposed Indication for Use (IFU) for the ``TOPAS Treatment for Fecal Incontinence' device, as stated in the PMA, is as follows: The ``TOPAS Treatment for Fecal Incontinence' is intended to treat women with fecal incontinence (also referred to as accidental bowel leakage) who have failed more conservative therapies. On February 26, 2016, during session I, the committee will discuss and make recommendations regarding the reclassification of urogynecologic surgical mesh instrumentation from class I to class II. The applicable product codes are those related to urogynecologic surgical mesh as follows: OTN and the associated device classification name, ``mesh, surgical, synthetic, urogynecologic, for stress urinary incontinence, female, multi-incision;' PAG and the associated device classification name, ``mesh, surgical, non-synthetic, urogynecologic, for stress urinary incontinence, female, multi-incision;' PAH and the associated device classification name, ``mesh, surgical, synthetic, urogynecologic, for stress urinary incontinence, female, single-incision mini-sling;' OTO and the associated device classification name, ``mesh, surgical, synthetic, urogynecologic, for apical vaginal and uterine prolapse, transabdominally placed;' PAJ and the associated device classification name, ``mesh, surgical, non-synthetic, urogynecologic, for apical vaginal and uterine prolapse, transabdominally placed;' OTP and the associated device classification name, ``mesh, surgical, synthetic, urogynecologic, for pelvic organ prolapse, transvaginally placed' and PAI and the associated device classification name, ``mesh, surgical, non-synthetic, urogynecologic, for pelvic organ prolapse, transvaginally placed.' Some examples of the means by which these devices perform these functions and their respective IFU/Intended Use (IU) statements are: Urogynecologic surgical mesh instrumentation is used: [cir] IFU/IU: To aid in insertion, placement, fixation, or anchoring of surgical mesh for procedures including transvaginal pelvic organ prolapse repair, sacrocolpopexy (transabdominal pelvic organ prolapse repair), treatment of female stress urinary incontinence. Examples of such surgical instrumentation include needle passers and trocars, needle guides, fixation tools, and tissue anchors. The committee, during session II, will discuss and make recommendations regarding the classification of the product code ``LKX' and the associated device classification name, ``Device, Thermal, Hemorrhoids.' The product code LKX represents a category of devices intended to apply controlled cooling and conductive heating to hemorrhoids. These devices are considered preamendments devices since they were in commercial distribution prior to May 28, 1976, when the Medical Devices Amendments became effective. Some examples of the means by which these devices perform these functions and their respective IFU/IU statements are: Uses an aluminum probe that contains a temperature sensitive element to regulate temperature within 2 degrees (between 37 and 46 degrees centigrade). [cir] IFU/IU: The apparatus is intended to apply controlled, conductive heating to hemorrhoids. Uses a heat applicator inserted into the rectum, applicator contains a battery operated heater, and a sensor which provides temperature control/feedback. [cir] IFU/IU: Intended to provide temporary relief of the symptoms of hemorrhoids through the application of mild heating. Uses speculum-like plastic container containing liquid to cool hemorrhoidal veins. [cir] IFU/IU: Treatment of external hemorrhoids by applying cold therapy (cryotherapy) directly to swollen hemorrhoidal veins. The committee, during session III, will discuss and make recommendations regarding the classification of the product code ``LRL' and the associated device classification name, ``Cushion, Hemorrhoid.' The product code LRL represents a category of devices intended to temporarily relieve pain and pressure caused by hemorrhoids. These devices are considered preamendments devices since they were in commercial distribution prior to May 28, 1976, when the Medical Devices Amendments became effective. Some examples of the means by which these devices perform these functions and their respective IFU/IU statements are: Uses an injection molded polypropylene copolymer plastic seat attached to a toilet seat (the product is adjustable and is available in round and elongated versions). [cir] IFU/IU: For the temporary relief from the pain and pressure of hemorrhoids. The device is for external use only. Uses a cushion with an inflatable vinyl exterior and a foam center. An air chamber, when filled, prevents the cushion from compressing the foam. A urethane foam center adds comfort. [cir] IFU/IU: Intended for the home convalescent patient with perineal discomfort. Uses a cushion that contains two internal molded structures that conform to the patient's shape. Exerts ``slight' pressure on hemorrhoid. IFU/IU not required at the time of clearance. The committee, during session IV, will discuss and make recommendations regarding the classification of the product code ``LKN' and the associated device classification name, ``Separator, automated, blood cell and plasma, therapeutic.' The product code LKN represents a category of centrifuge-type devices intended to separate blood components and perform therapeutic plasma exchange for the management of serious medical conditions in adults and children. These devices are considered preamendments devices since they were in commercial distribution prior to May 28, 1976, when the Medical Devices Amendments [[Page 940]] became effective. Some examples of the means by which these devices perform these functions and their respective IFU/IU statements are: Utilizes a continuous flow centrifuge (max speed 3000 revolutions per minute) to separate source blood from a subject into blood components. [cir] IFU/IU: May be used to perform therapeutic plasma exchange. [cir] IFU/IU: May be used to perform Red Blood Cell Exchange procedures for the transfusion management of Sickle Cell Disease in adults and children. Uses continuous flow access to a rotating centrifuge to separate blood components. [cir] IFU/IU: May be used to harvest cellular components from the blood of certain patients where the attending physician feels the removal of such component may benefit the patient. [cir] IFU/IU: May be used to remove plasma components and/or fluid selected by the attending physicians.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 3/4/16-3/4/16

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On March 4, 2016, the committee will meet in open session to discuss and make recommendations on the selection of strains to be included in the influenza virus vaccines for the 2016-2017 influenza season.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 3/15/16-3/16/16

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On March 15, 2016, the committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on information related to the premarket approval application for the Absorb GT1 Bioresorbable Vascular Scaffold (BVS) System sponsored by Abbott Vascular. The Absorb GT1 BVS System is a temporary scaffold that will fully resorb over time and is indicated for improving coronary luminal diameter in patients with ischemic heart disease due to de novo native coronary artery lesions (length = 24 millimeters (mm)) with a reference vessel diameter of = 2.5 mm and = 3.75 mm. On March 16, 2016, the committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on information related to the premarket approval application for the AngelMed Guardian System sponsored by Angel Medical Systems, Inc. The AngelMed Guardian System is an implantable cardiac monitor intended to alert patients to ST segment shifts indicating coronary ischemia. The AngelMed Guardian System is intended for use in patients with prior acute coronary syndrome events, and at risk for recurrent events, to ST segment changes indicating cardiac ischemia.

 

       
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsPsychopharmacologic Drugs Advisory Committee

Meeting Date: 2/3/16-2/3/16

Meeting Details:

During the morning session, the committee will discuss cognitive dysfunction in major depressive disorder (MDD). This is an evolving concept and experts in the field have not yet reached consensus as to whether cognitive dysfunction in MDD is a distinct entity. The committee will consider the clinical presentation of cognitive dysfunction in MDD, as well as methods for assessing this condition. During the afternoon session, the committee will discuss new drug application 204447/supplemental new drug application 006, for the effectiveness of vortioxetine for the treatment of cognitive dysfunction in MDD, submitted by Takeda Development Center Americas, Inc.

 

       
Location: FDA White Oak Related News Links: Not Available
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsPOSTPONED: Peripheral and Central Nervous System Drugs AdComm

Meeting Date: 1/22/16-1/22/16

Meeting Details:

The postponement is due to inclement weather forecasted for the Washington, DC area. The committee will discuss new drug application 206488, eteplirsen injection for intravenous infusion, sponsored by Sarepta Therapeutics, Inc., for the treatment of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) in patients who have a confirmed mutation of the DMD gene that is amenable to exon 51 skipping.

 

       
Location: FDA White Oak Related News Links: Not Available
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsAllergenic Products AdComm

Meeting Date: 1/21/16-1/21/16

Meeting Details:

The committees will discuss safety and effectiveness data, including challenge study endpoints, for licensure of food allergy immunotherapy products, and the clinical development of aeroallergen immunotherapy products for the prevention of respiratory allergic disease.

 

       
Location: FDA White Oak Related News Links: Not Available
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsPsychopharmacologic Drugs AdComm - PROBUPHINE

Meeting Date: 1/12/16-1/12/16

Meeting Details:

The committee will discuss new drug application (NDA) 204442, PROBUPHINE (buprenorphine hydrochloride and ethylene vinyl acetate) subdermal implant, submitted by Braeburn Pharmaceuticals, Inc., on behalf of Titan Pharmaceuticals for the proposed indication of maintenance treatment of opioid dependence.

 

       
Location: FDA White Oak Related News Links: Not Available
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