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Meeting Date: 8/1/11-8/1/11

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On August 1, 2011, in the morning, the committee will discuss donor deferral for time spent in Saudi Arabia to reduce the risk of variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD) by blood and blood products and human cells, tissues and cellular and tissue-based products.

 

       
Location: Hilton GB Related News Links: Not Available
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Meeting Date: 10/28/10-10/29/10

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On October 28, 2010, the Committee will discuss: (1) FDA's risk assessment for potential exposure to the variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD) agent in U.S.-licensed plasma-derived Factor VIII and (2) labeling of blood and blood components and plasma-derived products, including plasma-derived albumin and products containing plasma-derived albumin, to address the possible risk of transmission of vCJD. On October 29, 2010, the Committee will hear informational presentations related to FDA's geographic donor deferral policy to reduce the possible risk of transmission of CJD and vCJD by blood and blood products and human cells, and tissue and cellular and tissue based products. The Committee will also hear updates on the following topics: The development of devices to remove transmissible spongiform encephalopathy agents from blood components and chronic wasting disease.

 

       
Location: HOL GB Related News Links: Not Available
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Meeting Date: 6/12/09-6/12/09

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On June 12, 2009, the Committee will review and discuss a recent report from the UK Health Protection Agency attributing a case of variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob (vCJD) disease infection to treatment 11 years earlier with a ``vCJD-implicated'' plasma-derived coagulation factor VIII (pdFVIII) and whether this information or any other recent scientific information about the vCJD epidemic substantially alters FDA's risk assessment for U.S.-licensed preparations of pdFVIII products. In the afternoon the committee will hear informational presentations on animal models of vCJD, diagnostic test development for transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs) and bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) surveillance and risk management.

 

       
Location: Holiday Inn Gaithersburg Related News Links: Not Available
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Meeting Date: 12/15/06-12/15/06

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On December 15, 2006, the committee will discuss FDA's risk assessment for potential exposure to variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease in human plasma-derived antihemophilic factor (FVIII) products manufactured from U. S. plasma donors and related communication materials. In the afternoon, the committee will discuss levels of transmissible spongiform encephalopathy clearance in the manufacture of plasma-derived Factor VIII products.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 9/18/06-9/19/06

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On September 18, 2006, the committee will hear updates on the following topics: United States and worldwide bovine spongiform encephalopathies (BSE); variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD) epidemiology and transfusion-transmission; blood and plasma donor deferral for transfusion in France since 1980 guidance; FDA's current assessment and plans regarding the potential exposure to vCJD from an investigational product, FXI, that was manufactured from UK donor plasma; and a summary of World Heath Organization Consultation on distribution of infectivity in tissues of animals and humans with transmissible spongiform encephalopathies. The committee will then discuss experimental clearance of transmissible spongiform encephalopathy infectivity in plasma-derived Factor VIII products. In the afternoon, the committee will discuss FDA's risk assessment for potential exposure to vCJD from human plasma-derived antihemophilic factor (FVIII) products and potential responses. On September 19, 2006, the committee will discuss possible criteria for approval of donor screening tests for vCJD.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 10/31/05-10/31/05

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On October 31, 2005 the Committee will hear updates on the following topics: Current status of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in the United States, incidence and prevalence worldwide of variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (vCJD), and a summary of the FDA Device Panel discussion on September 27, 2005 on criteria for considering label claims of effective decontamination for surgical instruments exposed to transmissible spongiform encephalopathy (TSE) agents. The Committee will then discuss progress in development of a risk assessment model for vCJD in U.S.-licensed human plasma-derived Antihemophilic Factor (Factor VIII). The latter discussion will focus on selection of input parameters for the model. In the afternoon, the Committee will discuss labeling claims for TSE clearance studies for blood component filters.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 2/8/05-2/8/05

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The committee will discuss the following: (1) Risk assessments for potential exposure to the variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD) agent in plasma products, (2) possible vCJD risk from investigational coagulation Factor XI manufactured in the 1990s from plasma of donors residing in the United Kingdom, and (3) potential deferral of blood and plasma donors for history of transfusion in France and other European countries.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 10/14/04-10/14/04

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On October 14, 2004, the Committee will hear updates on: USDA-licensed tests for the diagnosis of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) and other transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSE), review of the worldwide BSE situation, new FDA/CFSAN BSE-food safety rules, and labeling claims for TSE clearance studies for plasma derivative products. The Committee will then discuss and make recommendations regarding presumptive transfusion transmissions of variant Creutzfeldt Jakob Disease (vCJD) and current FDA-recommended safeguards.

 

       
Location: Hilton-Washington DC/Silver Spring Related News Links: Not Available
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Meeting Date: 2/12/04-2/13/04

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On February 12, 2004, the Committee will hear an informational presentation on the presumptive transfusion-transmitted case of variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (vCJD) reported recently in the United Kingdom, and hear updates on related experimental studies in animals on transmission of TSE agents by blood, and relevant epidemiology of human TSE’s. In the afternoon, the Committee will receive an update on the case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) recently recognized in the United States, and will have a general discussion about potential models of risk-based approaches to sourcing of bovine materials used to make medical products. On February 13, 2004, the Committee will have a preliminary discussion about FDA’s current recommendations on measures to minimize risk from TSE agents in various types of medical products.

 

       
Location: Holiday Inn Silver Spring, MD Related News Links: Not Available
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Meeting Date: 7/17/03-7/18/03

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On July 17, 2003, the committee will discuss the saftey of bovine bone gelitine and oral and topical drugs food and cosmetics. The committee will then discuss bovine spongiform encephalopathy in Canada and potential implecations for FDA regugulated products. In the afternoon the committee will hear presentations on TSE and decontaminations of medical equipment and facilities. On July 18, the committee will dicuss designing interpreting and validating studies to evaluate reprocess methods for removing TSE contamination from medical devices. In the afternoon the committee will discuss methods to decontaminate facilities and equipment used to prepare human cellular and tissue products and human birth products including plasma deriviatives.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 2/20/03-2/20/03

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The committee will listen to updates on: implementation of the variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD) guidance and its affect on blood supply, and an update on bovine spongiform encephalopathy epidemiology and food chain controls. The committee will then discuss consideration of labeling claims for transmissible spongiform encephalopathy (TSE) agent clearance in plasma derivatives.

 

       
Location: Holiday Inn Ballroom Gaithersburg, MD Related News Links: Not Available
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Meeting Date: 6/26/02-6/27/02

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On June 26, 2002, the committee will discuss validation of procedures to prevent contamination and cross-contamination with TSE agents of human tissue intended for transplantation. In the afternoon, the committee will discuss the “FDA Draft Guidance on Preventive Measures to Reduce the Possible Risk of Transmission of Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD) and Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (vCJD) by Human Cells, Tissues, and Cellular and Tissue-Based Products”. On June 27, 2002 the committee will listen to updates on: implementation of blood donor deferrals for risk of vCJD, recent reports of infectivity detected in blood of sheep experimentally infected with BSE and scrapie agents, and recent reports of abnormal prion proteins and infectivity detected in muscles of experimentally infected mice.

 

       
Location: Gaithersburg Holiday Inn Gaithersburg, MD Related News Links: Not Available
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Meeting Date: 10/25/01-10/26/01

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On October 25, 2001, the committee will discuss FDA’s Draft Guidance on Revised Preventive Measures to Reduce the Possible Risk of Transmission of Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD) and Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (vCJD) by Blood and Blood Products. Later that morning the committee will discuss amino acid sourcing and production, and the theoretical risk of transmission of the BSE agent through their use in vaccines, other biologicals and human drugs. On October 26, 2001, the committee will discuss the risk of bovine brains and other neurological tissue for human use.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 6/28/01-6/29/01

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On June 28, 2001, the committee will review and discuss the suitability of blood donors who have lived or traveled in various countries based on recent information concerning new-variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD) and bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in those countries. In the afternoon the committee will discuss the safety of FDA-regulated plasma derivatives prepared in establishments proposing to use both suitable and unsuitable plasma on the same manufacturing line. On June 29, 2001, the committee will discuss the interim results of a new study on the inactivation of TSE agent by the manufacturing process for gelatin.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 1/18/01-1/19/01

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On January 18, 2001, the Committee will discuss whether recent information about new-variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD) in France and bovine spongiform encephalopathy in France and other European countries suggests a need to reconsider FDA policies on suitability of blood donors who lived or traveled in those countries. In the afternoon the Committee will discuss the risks of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) and vCJD transmission by human cells, tissues and cellular and tissue-based products intended for implantation, transplantation, infusion, or transfer that are currently or proposed to be regulated by FDA, and the possible deferral of donors who have resided in the United Kingdom. On January 19, 2001, the Committee will discuss issues related to deer and elk infected with or exposed to chronic wasting disease in the U.S. and potential for human exposure. In the afternoon the Committee will discuss whether a history of possible exposure to various animal transmissible spongiform encephalopathy agents should be considered by the FDA in determining suitability of blood donors. On January 18, 2001, the Committee will discuss whether recent information about new-variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD) in France and bovine spongiform encephalopathy in France and other European countries suggests a need to reconsider FDA policies on suitability of blood donors who lived or traveled in those countries. In the afternoon the Committee will discuss the risks of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) and vCJD transmission by human cells, tissues and cellular and tissue-based products intended for implantation, transplantation, infusion, or transfer that are currently or proposed to be regulated by FDA, and the possible deferral of donors who have resided in the United Kingdom. On January 19, 2001, the Committee will discuss issues related to deer and elk infected with or exposed to chronic wasting disease in the U.S. and potential for human exposure. In the afternoon the Committee will discuss whether a history of possible exposure to various animal transmissible spongiform encephalopathy agents should be considered by the FDA in determining suitability of blood donors.

 

       
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsTransmissible Spogiform Encephalopathies - Workshop

Meeting Date: 9/20/00-9/22/00

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Sponsors: U.S. Food and Drug Administration Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER)Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH)Center for Drugs Evaluation and Research (CDER)Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN)Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) U.S. National Institutes of Health National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) Poster Session - Call for Abstracts - Closing Date: August 4, 2000 Workshop Goals and Objectives: To identify criteria for evaluating tests to diagnose TSEs and to detect TSE agents. To describe the different types of in vivo and in vitro assays for TSE agents in humans and animals. To promote development and validation of TSE diagnostic tests. To discuss tests for prohibited proteins in ruminant feeds to reduce the risk of TSE transmission. To discuss the need to introduce diagnostic tests into regulatory practice. This international workshop will convene representatives from regulatory authorities, national and international standard-setting organizations, and industrial groups who share a need for validated TSE diagnostic tests. Internationally renowned scientists will make oral presentations on approaches to developing TSE diagnostics, and will discuss general guiding principles and performance criteria for diagnostic tests. Beside invited presentations, interested individuals are invited to submit abstracts for poster presentation, which the workshop’s steering committee will review. The workshop proceedings and summary will be published in the open scientific literature. Target Audience: This program will be of interest to anyone with a background in research, regulatory affairs or experience with TSE diagnostic testing and assay design for the detection of TSE agents.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 7/27/00-7/27/00

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On July 27, 2000, from 9:00am to 4:00pm , the meeting is open to the public. In joint session, the committees will discuss bovine spongiform encephalopathy issues related to the manufacture of vaccines, specifically the use of European fetal calf serum in cell banks and viral seeds, and the use of European beef skeletal muscle and other tissues in manufacturing vaccines.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 6/1/00-6/2/00

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On June 1, 2000, the committee will discuss policies for deferral of blood and plasma donors because of their possible exposure to the agent of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE). On June 2, 2000, the committee will discuss the scientific merit of leukoreduction as a method to reduce the theoretical risk of Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD) and/or new variant CJD (nvCJD) in blood and blood components for transfusions as well as plasma for manufacture into derivatives. In the afternoon the committee will receive an update on the regulatory status of human dura mater.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 12/18/98-12/18/98

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On December 18, 1998, the committee will discuss possible deferral of blood or plasma donors based on geographical criteria linked to possible foodborne exposure to the agent of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy as a measure to reduce the potential for transmission of new variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (nvCJD) through blood and blood products. The potential effects of such deferrals on the supply of blood and blood products will be considered as part of the committee's deliberations.

 

       
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Upcoming Meetings

Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsPulmonary-Allergy Drugs Adcomm

Meeting Date: 5/12/15-5/12/15

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The committee will discuss new drug application (NDA) 206038, lumacaftor/ivacaftor combination tablets for oral use, submitted by Vertex Pharmaceuticals, proposed for the treatment of cystic fibrosis (CF) in patients age 12 years and older who are homozygous for the F508del mutation in the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) gene.

 

       
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsVaccines and Related Biological Products AdComm

Meeting Date: 5/12/15-5/12/15

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The committee will meet in open session to discuss the development and licensure of Ebola vaccines.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 5/13/15-5/13/15

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On May 13, 2015, the Committee will meet in open session to discuss strategies for implementation of serological and nucleic acid testing for Babesia microtiin blood donors. In the afternoon, the committee will hear update presentations on the following topics: 1) FDA considerations for Hemoglobin S Testing in blood donors; and 2) FDA considerations for a revised blood donor deferral policy for men who have sex with men. Following the update presentations, the committee will hear presentations on the research programs of the Laboratory of Cellular Hematology, Division of Hematology Research and Review, Office of Blood Research and Review, Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, FDA.

 

       
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsGastroenterology and Urology Devices Panel

Meeting Date: 5/14/15-5/15/15

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On May 14 and 15, 2015, the committee will discuss recent reports and epidemiologic investigations of transmission of infections associated with the use of duodenoscopes in endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) procedures in hospitals in the United States. FDA is convening this committee to seek expert scientific and clinical opinion related to reprocessing of duodenoscopes and other endoscopes, as well as automated endoscope reprocessors, based on available scientific information. The committee will make recommendations on: (1) The effectiveness of cleaning, high level disinfection, and sterilization methods; (2) the amount and type of premarket validation data and information needed to support labeling claims and technical instructions; (3) the appropriate use of other risk mitigations, such as surveillance cultures; (4) best practices and guidelines for reprocessing duodenoscopes and endoscopes at user facilities to minimize the transmission of infections; and (5) recommended approaches for ensuring patient safety during ERCP procedures, including a discussion of appropriate patient selection. Recommendations on these issues will assist FDA in minimizing patient exposure to infectious agents that may result from reprocessed duodenoscopes and endoscopes.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 6/8/15-6/9/15

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On June 8 and 9, 2015, the Committee will discuss approaches to communicating information about fetal effects in product labeling for methadone or buprenorphine maintenance therapy for opioid addiction, and about the maternal benefits and risks of treatment, to best enable patients and health care providers to make informed decisions about the use of these drugs during pregnancy.06

 

       
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Meeting Date: 6/9/15-6/9/15

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The committee will discuss the safety and efficacy of biologics license application 125559, proposed trade name PRALUENT (established name: Alirocumab) for injection, submitted by Sanofi Aventis, U.S., as an adjunct to diet, for long-term treatment of adult patients with primary hypercholesterolemia (non-familial and heterozygous familial) or mixed dyslipidemia including patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus, to reduce low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, total cholesterol, non-high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, apolipoprotein B, tryglyceride, and lipoprotein A, and to increase high-density lipoprotein cholesterol and apolipoprotein A-1 either in combination with a statin or as monotherapy including in patients who cannot tolerate statins.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 6/10/15-6/10/15

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The committee will discuss the safety and efficacy of biologics license application (BLA) 125522, proposed trade name REPATHA (established name: Evolocumab) for injection, submitted by Amgen Inc., as adjunct to diet to reduce low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C), total cholesterol (TC), apolipoprotein B (ApoB), non-high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (non-HDL-C), TC/HDL-C, ApoB/ApoA1, very low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, triglyceride, and lipoprotein A, and to increase HDL-C and ApoA1, in adults with hyperlipidemia or mixed dyslipidemia, either in combination with a statin or statin with other lipid-lowering therapies (e.g., ezetimibe), or alone, or in combination with other lipid-lowering therapies in patients who are statin-intolerant, or alone or in combination with other lipidlowering therapies in patients for whom a statin is not considered clinically appropriate. In addition, the committee will discuss the safety and efficacy of evolocumab to reduce LDL-C, TC, ApoB, and non-HDL-C, in combination with other lipid-lowering therapies (e.g. statins, LDL apheresis) in patients at least 12 years of age with homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia.

 

       
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Recent Meetings

Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsEar, Nose, and Throat Devices Panel

Meeting Date: 4/30/15-5/1/15

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On April 30, 2015, the committee will discuss and make recommendations regarding the classification of Hearing Protectors, Circumaural Hearing Protectors, Middle Ear Inflation Devices, Tactile Hearing Aid Devices, and Vestibular Analysis Apparatuses. These devices are considered preamendments devices since they were in commercial distribution prior to May 28, 1976, when the Medical Devices Amendments became effective. Hearing Protectors are currently regulated under the heading, “Protector, Hearing (Insert),” Product Code EWD, as unclassified under the 510(k) premarket notification authority. Circumaural Hearing Protectors are currently regulated under the heading, “Protector, Hearing (Circumaural),” Product Code EWE, as unclassified under the 510(k) premarket notification authority. Middle Ear Inflation Devices are currently regulated under the heading, “Device, Inflation, Middle Ear,” Product Code MJV, as unclassified under the 510k) premarket notification authority. Tactile Hearing Aid Devices are currently regulated under the heading, “Hearing Aid, Tactile,” Product Code LRA, as unclassified under the 510(k) premarket notification authority. Vestibular Analysis Apparatuses are currently regulated under the heading, “Apparatus, Vestibular Analysis,” Product Code LXV, as unclassified under the 510(k) premarket notification authority. FDA is seeking committee input on the risks, safety and effectiveness and the regulatory classification of Hearing Protectors, Circumaural Hearing Protectors, Middle Ear Inflation Devices, Tactile Hearing Aid Devices, and Vestibular Analysis Apparatuses. On May 1, 2015 the committee will discuss key issues related to a potential pre- to post-market shift in clinical data requirements for modifications to cochlear implants in pediatric patients. These issues are categorized into three broad areas for discussion: 1. Cochlear implant changes (e.g. sound processing features, patient characteristics) that may be suitable for this pre- to post-market shift in clinical data requirements. 2. Appropriate premarket clinical data requirements to support pre- to post-market shift (e.g. leveraging clinical data from adults and/or older children.) 3. Clinical study design considerations (e.g. study endpoints and test metrics, subject characteristics) for post market studies to confirm safety and effectiveness and inform future labeling.

 

       
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsCellular, Tissue and Gene Therapies and ODAC

Meeting Date: 4/29/15-4/29/15

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The committees will discuss talimogene laherparepvec, Amgen, Inc., biologics license application (BLA) 125518, an oncolytic immunotherapy for the treatment of patients with injectable regionally or distantly metastatic melanoma.

 

       
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsNeurological Devices Panel

Meeting Date: 4/17/15-4/17/15

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On April 17, 2015, the committee will discuss the current knowledge regarding the conduct of clinical studies and evaluation of clinical study data for flow diverter technology. FDA is convening this committee to seek expert opinion on scientific and clinical considerations relating to the study design and existing clinical studies, for flow diverter technology indicated for the neurovasculature.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 4/15/15-4/15/15

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The committee will discuss new drug application New Drug Application 204958, cangrelor injection, submitted by The Medicines Company, for the proposed indication of reduction of thrombotic cardiovascular events including stent thrombosis (events related to blood clots in a stent, a device inserted to keep the artery open) in patients with coronary artery disease undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). PCI refers to the opening of narrowed blood vessels supplying the heart muscle by a balloon inserted through an artery puncture with or without a stent.

 

       
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsEndocrinologic and Metabolic Drugs AdComm

Meeting Date: 4/14/15-4/14/15

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During the morning session, the committee will discuss the results of the cardiovascular outcomes trial (CVOT), Saxagliptin Assessment of Vascular Outcomes Recorded in Patients with Diabetes Mellitus, for new drug application (NDA) 22350, Onglyza (saxagliptin) and NDA 200678, Kombiglyze XR (saxagliptin and metformin HCl extended-release) tablets manufactured/marketed by AstraZeneca AB. During the afternoon session, the committee will discuss the results of the CVOT, Examination of Cardiovascular Outcomes with Alogliptin versus Standard of Care, for NDA 22271, Nesina (alogliptin); NDA 022426, Oseni (alogliptin and pioglitazone); and NDA 203414, Kazano (alogliptin and metformin) tablets marketed by Takeda Pharmaceutical U.S.A., Inc. Saxagliptin and alogliptin are dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP4) inhibitors, both indicated as an adjunct to diet and exercise to improve glycemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Both CVOTs were submitted in accordance with the 2008 FDA Draft Guidance, “Diabetes Mellitus – Evaluating Cardiovascular Risk in New Antidiabetic Therapies to Treat Type 2 Diabetes,” to demonstrate that a new antidiabetic therapy to treat type 2 diabetes is not associated with an unacceptable increase in cardiovascular risk.

 

       
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