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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 Date: 11/8/13-11/8/13

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On November 8, 2013, the committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on information regarding the premarket approval (PMA) application for the Nucleus® Hybrid™ L24 Implant System sponsored by Cochlear Americas. The proposed Indication for Use for the Nucleus® Hybrid™ L24 Implant System (as stated in the PMA) is as follows: The Nucleus® Hybrid™ L24 Implant System is intended for patients aged 18 years and older who have residual low-frequency hearing sensitivity and bilateral severe to profound high frequency sensorineural hearing loss, and who obtain limited benefit from bilateral hearing aids.

 

       
Location: FDA White Oak Related News Links: Not Available
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Meeting Date: 12/18/09-12/18/09

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The committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on a premarket approval application, sponsored by Envoy Medical Corporation, for the Esteem Totally Implantable Hearing System. The ESTEEM is a totally implantable hearing device that is implanted in the middle ear to help hearing in patients suffering from mild to severe hearing loss that is sensorineural in origin. The Esteem System consists of three implantable components (Sound Processor, Sensor, and Driver), two external programmers (Esteem Programmer and Personal Programmer), an external Intraoperative System Analyzer (ISA) and accessories. The intended use of the ESTEEM is to alleviate hearing loss in adults by replicating the ossicular chain and providing additional gain. FDA intends to make background material available to the public no later than 2 business days before the meeting. If FDA is unable to post the background material on its Web site prior to the meeting, the background material will be made publicly available at the location of the advisory committee meeting, and the background material will be posted on FDA’s Web site after the meeting. Background material is available at http://www.fda.gov/AdvisoryCommittees/Calendar/default.htm. Scroll down to the appropriate advisory committee link.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 10/6/04-10/6/04

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The committee will discuss general issues surrounding the prescription use versus over the counter (OTC) use of devices intended to treat snoring or mild to severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). The discussion will include the role of the medical/dental provider in the diagnosis, treatment and follow-up of snoring and OSA; the ability of the patient to self diagnose and treat OSA; the types of clinical data that would be needed to support an OTC intended use; and the components of adequate device labelling. The discussion will not include continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) devices and surgical treatments for OSA.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 8/16/02-8/16/02

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The committee will discuss and make recommendations on a draft guidance entitled “Implantable Middle Ear Hearing Device; Draft Guidance for Industry and FDA.” The topics for discussion will include the appropriate study population, objective measurement techniques for comparison of acoustic hearing aids and middle ear hearing devices, and subjective questionnaire development for determining postoperative effectiveness and quality of life outcome measures.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 7/20/00-7/21/00

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On July 20, 2000, the committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on a premarket approval application (PMA) for a direct-drive implantable middle ear hearing device intended to provide a useful level of sound perception via mechanical stimulation of the ossicles. On July 21, 2000, the committee will discuss, make recommendations and vote on a PMA for an implant intended to restore useful hearing to individuals with Neurofibromatosis Type II who have become deaf as a result of surgery to remove bilateral auditory nerve tumors.

 

       
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsThe Ear, Nose and Throat Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee

Meeting Date: 6/18/99-6/18/99

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The committee will discuss generic issues relating to the safety and efficacy of middle ear amplification devices. *** Call for Satellite, Videoconferencing and Webcasting ***

 

       
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsPediatric Subcommittee of the Oncologic Drugs Advisory Committee

Meeting Date: 6/29/16-6/29/16

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On June 29, 2016, during the morning session, information will be presented for expert assessments related to exploring potential pediatric development plans for two products in various stages of development for adult cancer indications. The subcommittee will consider and discuss issues concerning diseases to be studied, patient populations to be included, and possible study designs in the development of these products for pediatric use. The discussion will also provide information to the Agency pertinent to the formulation of written requests for pediatric studies, if appropriate. The products under consideration are: (1) LOXO-101, presentation by Loxo Oncology, Inc., and (2) entrectinib, presentation by Ignyta, Inc.

 

       
Location: FDA White Oak Related News Links: Not Available
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Meeting Date: 7/12/16-7/12/16

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The committee will discuss biologics license application 761024, for ABP 501, a proposed biosimilar to AbbVie Inc.'s HUMIRA (adalimumab), submitted by Amgen, Inc. The proposed indications (uses) for this product are: (1) Reducing signs and symptoms, inducing major clinical response, inhibiting the progression of structural damage, and improving physical function in adult patients with moderately to severely active rheumatoid arthritis (alone or in combination with methotrexate or other non-biologic disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs)); (2) reducing signs and symptoms of moderately to severely active polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis in patients 4 years of age and older (alone or in combination with methotrexate); (3) reducing signs and symptoms, inhibiting the progression of structural damage, and improving physical function in adult patients with active psoriatic arthritis (alone or in combination with non-biologic DMARDs); (4) reducing signs and symptoms in adult patients with active ankylosing spondylitis; (5) 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 (ABP 501 would be indicated for reducing signs and symptoms and inducing clinical remission in these patients if they have also lost response to or are intolerant to infliximab); (6) inducing and sustaining clinical remission in adult patients with moderately to severely active ulcerative colitis who have had an inadequate response to immunosuppressants such as corticosteroids, azathioprine or 6-mercaptopurine (6-MP) (the effectiveness of ABP-501 would not be established in patients who have lost response to or were intolerant to TNF blockers); and (7) treatment of adult patients with moderate to severe chronic plaque psoriasis who are candidates for systemic therapy or phototherapy, and when other systemic therapies are medically less appropriate (only to be administered to patients who will be closely monitored and have regular follow-up visits with a physician).

 

       
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsArthritis Advisory Committee

Meeting Date: 7/13/16-7/13/16

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The committee will discuss biologics license application 761042, for GP2015, a proposed biosimilar to Amgen Inc.’s ENBREL (etanercept) submitted by Sandoz, Inc. The proposed indications (uses) for this product are: (1) Reducing signs and symptoms, inducing major clinical response, inhibiting the progression of structural damage, and improving physical function in patients with moderately to severely active rheumatoid arthritis (in combination with methotrexate (MTX) or used alone); (2) reducing signs and symptoms of moderately to severely active polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis in patients ages 2 and older; (3) reducing signs and symptoms, inhibiting the progression of structural damage of active arthritis, and improving physical function in patients with psoriatic arthritis (in combination with MTX in patients who do not respond adequately to MTX alone); (4) reducing signs and symptoms in patients with active ankylosing spondylitis; and (5) treatment of adult patients (18 years or older) with chronic moderate to severe plaque psoriasis who are candidates for systemic therapy or phototherapy.

 

       
Location: FDA White Oak Related News Links: Not Available
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsDermatologic and Ophthalmic Drugs Advisory Committee

Meeting Date: 7/19/16-7/19/16

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The committee will discuss biologics license application (BLA) 761032, brodalumab injection, a human monoclonal antibody, submitted by Valeant Pharmaceuticals Luxembourg S.à.r.l, proposed for the treatment of moderate to severe plaque psoriasis in adult patients who are candidates for systemic therapy or phototherapy.

 

       
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsClinical Chemistry and Clinical Toxicology Devices Panel of the MDAC

Meeting Date: 7/21/16-7/22/16

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On July 21, 2016, the committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on information regarding a premarket approval application (PMA) panel-track supplement for a proposed change in intended use of Dexcom, Inc.’s, Dexcom G5® Mobile Continuous Glucose Monitoring System (CGM) device so that, in addition to tracking and trending interstitial fluid glucose concentrations, patients can use the device as a replacement for their blood glucose meters and make treatment decisions based on the interstitial fluid glucose concentration reported by the CGM.
On July 22, 2016, the committee will discuss and make recommendations on information regarding a premarket notification (510(k)) submission for the Alere Afinion™ HbA1c Dx point-of-care test system, sponsored by Alere Technologies AS. The proposed intended use, as stated by the sponsor: Alere Afinion HbA1c Dx is an in vitro diagnostic test for quantitative determination of glycated hemoglobin (% hemoglobin A1c, HbA1c) in human whole blood. This test is to be used as an aid in the diagnosis of diabetes and as an aid in identifying patients who may be at risk for developing diabetes. The measurement of % HbA1c is recommended as a marker of long-term metabolic control in persons with diabetes mellitus. For use in clinical laboratories and point of care laboratory settings.

 

       
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsCellular, Tissue, and Gene Therapies Advisory Committee

Meeting Date: 7/26/16-7/26/16

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On July 26, 2016, the committee will meet by teleconference. In open session, the committee will hear updates of research programs in the Laboratory of Molecular Oncology and the Laboratory of Biological Chemistry, Division of Biotechnology Review and Research 1 and 4, Office of Biotechnology Products (OBP), Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, FDA.

 

       
Location: FDA White Oak Related News Links: Not Available
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsJoint Meeting-Anesthetic and Analgesic Drug Products AC, the DSRM AC, and the Pediatric AC

Meeting Date: 9/15/16-9/16/16

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The purpose of this public advisory committee meeting is to discuss the appropriate development plans for establishing the safety and efficacy of prescription opioid analgesics for pediatric patients, including obtaining pharmacokinetic data and the use of extrapolation.

 

       
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Recent Meetings

Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsEndocrinologic and Metabolic Drugs Advisory Committee

Meeting Date: 6/28/16-6/28/16

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The committee will discuss supplemental new drug application (sNDA) 204629 for empagliflozin (JARDIANCE) tablets and sNDA 206111 for empagliflozin and metformin hydrochloride (SYNJARDY) tablets. Both sNDAs are sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc., for the proposed additional indication in adult patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus and high cardiovascular risk to reduce the risk of all-cause mortality by reducing the incidence of cardiovascular death and to reduce the risk of cardiovascular death or hospitalization for heart failure.

 

       
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsPediatric Subcommittee of the Oncologic Drugs Advisory Committee

Meeting Date: 6/28/16-6/28/16

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On June 28, 2016, information will be presented for expert assessments related to exploring potential pediatric development plans for four products in various stages of development for adult cancer indications. The subcommittee will consider and discuss issues concerning diseases to be studied, patient populations to be included, and possible study designs in the development of these products for pediatric use. The discussion will also provide information to the Agency pertinent to the formulation of written requests for pediatric studies, if appropriate. The products under consideration are: (1) venetoclax, presentation by AbbVie, Inc. (2) tazemetostat, presentation by Epizyme, Inc., and (3) atezolizumab, presentation by Roche/Genentech.

 

       
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsPharmacy Compounding Advisory Committee

Meeting Date: 6/23/16-6/23/16

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The committee intends to discuss six bulk drug substances nominated for inclusion on the section 503A bulk drug substances list. FDA intends to discuss the following nominated bulk drug substances: chrysin, cesium chloride, sodium dichloroacetate, pyruvic acid, tea tree oil, and 2,3-Dimercapto-1-propanesulfonic acid (DMPS). The nominators of these substances will be invited to make a short presentation supporting the nomination. During the afternoon session, the committee will receive updates on certain issues to follow up on discussions from previous meetings, including the option for obtaining access to investigational new drugs under expanded access.

 

       
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsBlood Products Advisory Committee

Meeting Date: 6/20/16-6/20/16

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On June 20, 2016, the Committee members will participate in the meeting via teleconference. In open session, the Committee will discuss the research programs in the Laboratory of Plasma Derivatives in the 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 OptionsAntimicrobial Drugs Advisory Committee

Meeting Date: 6/9/16-6/9/16

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The committee will discuss biologics license application (BLA) 761046, bezlotoxumab (MK-6072) injection, submitted by Merck Sharpe & Dohme Corp., for the proposed indication of prevention of Clostridium difficile infection recurrence.

 

       
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsJoint Anesthetic and Analgesic Drug Products AdComm and the DSRM AdComm

Meeting Date: 6/8/16-6/8/16

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The committees will be asked to discuss new drug application (NDA) 207621, oxycodone hydrochloride and naltrexone hydrochloride extended-release capsules, submitted by Pfizer, Inc., with the proposed indication of management of pain severe enough to require daily, around-the-clock, long-term opioid treatment and for which alternative treatment options are inadequate. The product is an extended-release formulation intended to have abuse-deterrent properties based on the presence of naltrexone, an opioid antagonist, in the formulation. The committees will be asked to discuss whether the data submitted by the Applicant are sufficient to support labeling of the product with the properties expected to deter abuse.

 

       
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsJoint Anesthetic and Analgesic Drug Products AdComm and the DSRM AdComm

Meeting Date: 6/7/16-6/7/16

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The committees will be asked to discuss new drug application (NDA) 207975, hydrocodone bitartrate extended-release tablets, submitted by Teva Branded Pharmaceutical Products R&D, Inc., with the proposed indication of management of pain severe enough to require daily, around-the-clock, long-term opioid treatment and for which alternative treatment options are inadequate. The product is an extended-release formulation intended to have abusedeterrent properties based on its physicochemical properties. The committees will be asked to discuss whether the data submitted by the Applicant are sufficient to support labeling of the product with the properties expected to deter abuse.

 

       
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsCirculatory System Devices Panel

Meeting Date: 6/2/16-6/3/16

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On June 2 and 3, 2016, the committee will discuss recent reports and epidemiologic investigations of nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) infections associated with the use of heater-cooler devices during cardiac surgical procedures. FDA is convening this committee to seek expert scientific and clinical opinion related to contamination of heater-cooler devices, associated patient infections, and mitigation strategies based on available scientific information. The committee will make recommendations on: (1) the effectiveness of cleaning and disinfection methods for heater-cooler devices; (2) the amount and type of premarket data and information needed to demonstrate validation of cleaning and disinfection of heater-cooler devices in support of labeling claims and technical instructions; (3) appropriate risk mitigations to be implemented by manufacturers of heater-cooler devices and/or hospital facilities to ensure patient safety during surgical procedures where these devices are used; and (4) appropriate guidelines and/or criteria based on a risk stratification schema for notifying patients who may have already been exposed to NTM during prior cardiac surgeries. Recommendations on these issues will assist FDA in minimizing patient exposure to infections that may result from contaminated heater-cooler devices.

 

       
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsPediatric Subcommittee of the Oncologic Drugs Advisory Committee

Meeting Date: 6/29/16-6/29/16

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On June 29, 2016, during the morning session, information will be presented for expert assessments related to exploring potential pediatric development plans for two products in various stages of development for adult cancer indications. The subcommittee will consider and discuss issues concerning diseases to be studied, patient populations to be included, and possible study designs in the development of these products for pediatric use. The discussion will also provide information to the Agency pertinent to the formulation of written requests for pediatric studies, if appropriate. The products under consideration are: (1) LOXO-101, presentation by Loxo Oncology, Inc., and (2) entrectinib, presentation by Ignyta, Inc.


 

       
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