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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.

 

       
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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.

 

       
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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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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsGastroenterology and Urology Devices Panel

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

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

 

       
Location: Hilton GB Related News Links: Not Available
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsCirculatory System Devices Panel

Meeting Date: 10/8/14-10/9/14

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On October 8, the committee will discuss, make recommendations and vote on information related to the premarket approval application regarding the Boston Scientific Corporation’s WATCHMAN Left Atrial Appendage (LAA) Closure Technology. FDA is seeking committee review and recommendations regarding new clinical data and associated additional adverse events including stroke that have become available since the previous advisory committee meeting on the WATCHMAN device, which was held December 11, 2013. The WATCHMAN LAA Closure Technology is a percutaneously delivered permanent cardiac implant placed in the left atrial appendage. This device is indicated to prevent thromboembolism (TE) from the left atrial appendage. It may be considered for use in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation who are eligible for warfarin therapy to reduce the risk of stroke and systemic embolism based on CHADS2 (congestive heart failure, hypertension, age >75 years, diabetes, and prior stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA)) or CHA2DS2-VASc (congestive heart failure, hypertension, age >75 years, diabetes mellitus, stroke/TIA/TE, vascular disease, age 65-74, and sex category) scores. On October 9, the committee will discuss and make recommendations regarding the classification of more-than-minimally manipulated allograft heart valves (MMM Allograft HVs). A MMM Allograft HV is a human valve or valved conduit that has been aseptically recovered from qualified donors, dissected free from the human heart, and then subjected to a manufacturing process(es) that alters the original relevant characteristics of the tissue (21 CFR 1271.3(f), 21 CFR 1271.10(a)(1), and 21 CFR 1271.20). The valve is then stored until needed by a recipient. An example of such a manufacturing process is one that intentionally removes the cells and cellular debris with the goal of reducing in vivo antigenicity. MMM Allograft HVs are considered preamendment devices because they were found substantially equivalent to devices in commercial distribution prior to May 28, 1976, when the Medical Device Amendments became effective. MMM Allograft HVs are currently regulated under Product Code OHA, ‘‘Heart Valve, More than Minimally Manipulated Allograft,’’ as unclassified devices and reviewed under the premarket notification, 510(k), authority (21 CFR part 807). FDA is seeking committee input on the safety and effectiveness of MMM Allograft HVs and the regulatory classification for MMM Allograft HVs.

 

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

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

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

 

       
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsDermatologic and Ophthalmic Drugs AdComm

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

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

 

       
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsCardiovascular and Renal Drugs AdComm

Meeting Date: 10/30/14-10/30/14

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The committee will discuss new drug application (NDA) 206316, edoxaban tablets, submitted by Daiichi Sankyo, Inc., for the prevention of stroke and systemic embolism (blood clots other than in the head) in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (A Fib; abnormally rapid and chaotic contractions of the atria, the upper chambers of the heart).

 

       
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsOphthalmic Devices Panel

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

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On November 14, 2014, the committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on information related to the premarket approval application for the AcrySof® IQ ReSTOR® Multifocal Toric Posterior Chamber Intraocular Lens submitted by applicant Alcon Laboratories, Inc. This intraocular lens combines the optical properties of a +3 diopter multifocal intraocular lens with the optical properties of a toric intraocular lens. The proposed indication for use is: The AcrySof® IQ ReSTOR® Multifocal Toric Posterior Chamber Intraocular Lens (IOL) are intended for primary implantation for the visual correction of aphakia and pre-existing astigmatism secondary to removal of a cataractous lens in adult patients with and without presbyopia, who desire near, intermediate and distance vision, reduction of residual refractive cylinder, and increased spectacle independence. The lens is intended to be placed in the capsular bag.

 

       
Location: Hilton/Gaithersburg Related News Links: Not Available
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsOrthopaedic and Rehabilitation Devices Panel

Meeting Date: 12/12/14-12/12/14

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On December 12, 2014, the committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on information regarding the premarket approval application for the Superion InterSpinous Spacer device sponsored by Vertiflex Incorporated. The proposed Indication for Use for the Superion InterSpinous Spacer device, as stated in the PMA, is as follows: the Superion InterSpinous Spacer (the Superion ISS) is intended to treat skeletally mature patients suffering from pain, numbness, and/or cramping in the legs (neurogenic intermittent claudication) secondary to a diagnosis of moderate lumbar spinal stenosis, with or without Grade 1 spondylolisthesis, confirmed by X-ray, MRI and/or CT evidence of thickened ligamentum flavum, narrowed lateral recess, and/or central canal or foraminal narrowing. The Superion ISS is indicated for those patients with impaired physical function who experience relief in flexion from symptoms of leg/buttock/groin pain, numbness, and/or cramping, with or without back pain. The Superion ISS may be implanted at one or two adjacent lumbar (L) levels in patients in whom treatment is indicated at no more than two levels, from L1 to L5.

 

       
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Recent Meetings

Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsPediatric AdComm

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

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

 

       
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsBone, Reproductive and Urologic Drugs AdComm

Meeting Date: 9/17/14-9/18/14

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

 

       
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsGDUFA Public Hearing on Policy Development

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

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

 

       
Location: College Park Marriott Hotel and Conference Center 3501 University Boulevard East Hyattsville, MD 20783 Related News Links: Not Available
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsEndocrinologic and Metabolic Drugs AdComm (NPS Pharma)

Meeting Date: 9/12/14-9/12/14

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

 

       
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsEndocrinologic and Metabolic Drugs AdComm (Novo Nordisk)

Meeting Date: 9/11/14-9/11/14

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

 

       
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsCardiovascular and Renal Drugs AdComm

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

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

 

       
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMethodological Considerations in Evaluation of Cancer

Meeting Date: 9/10/14-9/11/14

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

 

       
Location: The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Washington DC—Silver Spring The Pinnacle Grand Ballroom 8727 Colesville Road Silver Spring, MD 20910 Related News Links: Not Available
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsCardiovascular and Renal Drugs AdComm (Forrest Labs)

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

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

 

       
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsNonprescription Drugs AdComm

Meeting Date: 9/3/14-9/5/14

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

 

       
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