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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsDrug Safety and Risk Management

Meeting Date: 11/18/14-11/18/14

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The committee will discuss the Food and Drug Administration Amendments Act of 2007 which requires FDA to bring, at least annually, one or more drugs with Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies (REMS) with elements to assure safe use (ETASU) before the Drug Safety and Risk Management (DSaRM) Advisory Committee. The Agency plans to discuss the risk management of eculizumab (SOLIRIS). The Agency will seek public input whether the REMS with ETASU for this drug assures safe use of the drug, is not unduly burdensome on patient access to the drug, and to the extent practicable, minimizes the burden on the health care delivery system.

 

       
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsDrug Safety and Risk Management AdComm

Meeting Date: 7/10/13-7/10/13

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The Food and Drug Administration Amendments Act of 2007 requires FDA to bring, at least annually, one or more drugs with Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies (REMS) with elements to assure safe use (ETASU) before its Drug Safety and Risk Management Advisory Committee (DSaRM). On July 10, 2013, the Agency plans to discuss the risk management of LOTRONEX (alosetron hydrochloride) tablets, by Prometheus Laboratories Inc., which is approved for the treatment of women with severe diarrhea predominant irritable bowel syndrome (IBS-d). The Agency will seek the committee’s comments as to whether the REMS with ETASU for this drug assures safe use, is not unduly burdensome to patient access to the drug, and to the extent practicable, minimizes the burden to the health care delivery system.

 

       
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsDrug Safety and Risk Management Advisory Committee

Meeting Date: 1/24/13-1/25/13

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On January 24 and 25, 2013, the committee will discuss the public health benefits and risks, including the potential for abuse, of drugs containing hydrocodone either combined with other analgesics or as an antitussive. The Department of Health and Human Services received a request from the Drug Enforcement Administration for a scientific and medical evaluation and scheduling recommendation for these products in response to continued reports of misuse, abuse, and addiction related to these products. The committee will also discuss the impact of rescheduling these hydrocodone products from Schedule III to Schedule II.

 

       
Location: FDA White Oak Campus Related News Links: Not Available
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsDrug Safety and Risk Management Advisory Committee

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

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The Food and Drug Administration Amendments Act of 2007 requires FDA to bring, at least annually, one or more drugs with Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies (REMS) with Elements to Assure Safe Use (ETASU) before CDER's Drug Safety and Risk Management Advisory Committee (DSaRM). The Agency plans to present information on the risk management of teratogens, some of which have REMS with ETASU. On December 12, 2012, the DSaRM advisory committee will meet to discuss the various strategies used by the Agency to define and address teratogenic risk, including requiring REMS with ETASU. The discussion will include an evaluation of the different strategies and the decision framework for selecting risk management strategies for teratogens. The committee will discuss whether the risk management strategies, including REMS with ETASU, assure safe use, are not unduly burdensome to patient access to the drug, and to the extent practicable, minimize the burden to the health care delivery system. On December 13, 2012 the committee will discuss two common risk management tools used to minimize the risk of teratogens – contraception and pregnancy testing. The committee will discuss considerations for standardizing recommendations for use of these two tools.

 

       
Location: FDA White Oak Campus Related News Links: Not Available
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsPostponed: Drug Safety and Risk Management AdComm

Meeting Date: 10/29/12-10/30/12

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On October 29 and 30, 2012, the committee will discuss the public health benefits and risks, including the potential for abuse, of drugs containing hydrocodone either combined with other analgesics or as an antitussive. The Department of Health and Human Services received a request from the Drug Enforcement Administration for a scientific and medical evaluation and scheduling recommendation for these products in response to continued reports of misuse, abuse, and addiction related to these products.

 

       
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsCancelled - Anesthetic and Life Support Drugs AdComm

Meeting Date: 12/2/10-12/2/10

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MEETING CANCELLED - On December 2, 2010, the committees will begin with a closed session from 8 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. Following the closed session, from 9:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., the meeting will be open to the public. The committees will discuss new drug application (NDA) 201655, Oxymorphone HCl Extended-Release Tablets, Endo Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and its safety for the proposed indication of relief of moderate to severe pain in patients requiring continuous, aroundthe- clock opioid treatment for an extended period of time. The extended-release characteristics of this formulation are purportedly less easily defeated than other formulations of controlled-release oxymorphone.

 

       
Location: The Marriott Inn and Conference Center, University of Maryland University College Related News Links: Not Available
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsDrug Safety and Risk Management AdComm

Meeting Date: 9/14/10-9/14/10

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The committee will discuss the abuse potential of the drug dextromethorphan and the public health benefits and risks of dextromethorphan use as a cough suppressant in prescription and nonprescription drug products. The Department of Health and Human Services received a request from the Drug Enforcement Administration for a scientific and medical evaluation and scheduling recommendation for dextromethorphan in response to the increased incidence of abuse, especially among adolescents.

 

       
Location: The Marriott Inn and Conference Center - Adelphi, MD. Related News Links: Not Available
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsDrug Safety and Risk Management AdComm

Meeting Date: 2/1/08-2/1/08

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The committee will discuss the efficacy and safety of new drug application (NDA) 22–054, INJECTAFER (ferric carboxymaltose injection), Luitpold Pharmaceuticals Incorporated, used for the treatment of iron deficiency anemia in patients with postpartum hemorrhage or heavy uterine bleeding.

 

       
Location: TBA Related News Links: Not Available
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsDrug Safety and Risk Management AdComm

Meeting Date: 2/9/06-2/10/06

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Cases of sudden death and serious adverse events including hypertension, myocardial infarction, and stroke have been reported to the agency in association with therapeutic doses of drugs used to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in both pediatric and adult populations. The few controlled clinical studies of longer term drug treatment of ADHD provided little information on cardiovascular risks. On February 9, 2006, the committee will be asked to discuss approaches that could be used to study whether these products increase the risk of adverse cardiovascular outcomes. On February 10, 2006, the committee will be briefed on developments in the Office of Drug Safety and will receive updates on the Drug Safety Oversight Board and agency actions for the COX-2 selective Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) and the risk management program for the isotretinoin products.

 

       
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsDrug Safety and Risk Management Advisory Committee

Meeting Date: 5/18/05-5/19/05

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This is the first in a series of meetings related to the issues in drug safety and FDA. This 2 day meeting will explore issues related to FDA's risk assessment program for marketed drugs. There are a number of methods that FDA uses in risk assessment of marketed drugs, including review and analysis of spontaneous reports of adverse events, drug use data, healthcare administrative data, epidemiologic and observational studies, clinical trials, and active surveillance systems. Considerations will include the advantages and disadvantages of the current system for safety signal detection, and proposals for short-term and long-term ways to improve the current system.

 

       
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Upcoming Meetings

Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting 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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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsCardiovascular and Renal Drugs AdComm

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 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 OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting 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 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.

 

       
Location: Hilton GB Related News Links: Not Available
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Recent Meetings

Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsPediatric Advisory Committee

Meeting Date: 3/24/15-3/24/15

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On March 24, 2015, the Pediatric Advisory Committee (PAC) will meet to discuss pediatric-focused safety reviews, as mandated by the Best Pharmaceuticals for Children Act (Pub. L. 107-109) and the Pediatric Research Equity Act (Pub. L. 108-155). The PAC will meet to discuss the following products: CYMBALTA (duloxetine hydrochloride), QUILLIVANT XR (methylphenidate hydrochloride), LUNESTA (eszopiclone), RISPERDAL (risperidone), OXTELLAR XR (oxcarbazepine), REVATIO (sildenafil), ADVAIR HFA (fluticasone propionate/salmeterol), DYMISTA (azelastine hydrochloride/fluticasone proprionate), QNASL (beclomethasone dipropionate), VENOFER (iron sucrose), INVIRASE (saquinavir), ALTABAX Ointment (retapamulin), FluMist QUADRIVALENT (influenza vaccine live, intranasal), FLUARIX QUADRIVALENT (influenza virus vaccine), Medtronic ACTIVA DYSTONIA THERAPY, and LIPOSORBER LA-15 System. In addition, there will be a short presentation of the ethical issues discussed by the Pediatric Ethics Subcommittee of the PAC on March 23, 2015.

 

       
Location: Hilton Silver Spring Related News Links: Not Available
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsPediatric Ethics Subcommittee of the Pediatric AdComm

Meeting Date: 3/23/15-3/23/15

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The Pediatric Ethics Subcommittee of the Pediatric Advisory Committee will meet to discuss the general topic of how procedural sedation for nontherapeutic (research) interventions or procedures in the pediatric population should be considered under the Additional Safeguards for Children in Clinical Investigations at 21 CFR 50 subpart D. A brief summary of the subcommittee's discussion will then be presented to the FDA Pediatric Advisory Committee on Tuesday, March 24, 2015.

 

       
Location: Hilton Hotel Silver Spring, MD Related News Links: Not Available
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsPulmonary-Allergy Drugs AdComm

Meeting Date: 3/19/15-3/19/15

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The committees will discuss supplemental new drug application 204275-S001, for fluticasone furoate and vilanterol inhalation powder (tradename Breo Ellipta) submitted by GlaxoSmithKline for the once daily maintenance treatment of asthma in patients 12 years of age and older. The discussion will include efficacy data, but the focus of the meeting will be safety, including the adequacy of the safety database to support approval, and whether a large safety trial to evaluate serious asthma outcomes is recommended.

 

       
Location: Holiday Inn Gaithersburg Related News Links: Not Available
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsCancelled: Anesthetic and Analgesic Drug AdComm

Meeting Date: 3/18/15-3/18/15

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The committee will discuss new drug application (NDA) 022225, sugammadex sodium injection, submitted by Organon USA Inc., for the proposed indication of reversal of moderate or deep neuromuscular blockade induced by rocuronium or vecuronium.

 

       
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsPostPoned: Arthritis AdComm

Meeting Date: 3/17/15-3/17/15

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The committee will discuss biologics license application (BLA) 125544 for CTP13, 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 OptionsDermatologic and Ophthalmic Drugs AdComm

Meeting Date: 3/9/15-3/9/15

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During the morning session, the committee will discuss new drug application (NDA) 206333, deoxycholic acid injection, a cytolytic drug, submitted by Kythera Biopharmaceuticals, proposed for the improvement in the appearance of moderate-to-severe convexity or fullness associated with submental fat in adults. During the afternoon session, the committee will discuss pediatric development of systemic products for the treatment of atopic dermatitis with inadequate response to topical prescription therapy.

 

       
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsVaccines and Related Biological Products

Meeting Date: 3/4/15-3/4/15

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On March 4, 2015, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., 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 2015-2016 influenza season.

 

       
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsGeneral and Plastic Surgery Devices Panel

Meeting Date: 2/27/15-2/27/15

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On February 27, 2015, the committee will discuss, make recommendations and vote on information regarding the premarket approval application (PMA) panel-track supplement to expand the indication for use for the Radiesse Injectable Implant (Radiesse) device to include subdermal implantation for hand augmentation to correct volume deficit in the hands. The proposed indication for use for the Radiesse device, as stated in the PMA is as follows: The Radiesse device is for hand augmentation to correct volume deficit in the hands. FDA has previously approved the Radiesse device for the following two indications for use: The Radiesse device is indicated for subdermal implantation for the correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds. It is also indicated for subdermal implantation for restoration and/or correction of the signs of facial fat loss (lipoatrophy) in people with human immunodeficiency virus. The Radiesse device remains unchanged from the current FDA approved version.

 

       
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