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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.

 

       
Location: The Great Room Related News Links: Not Available
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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.

 

       
Location: FDA White Oak Campus Related News Links: Not Available
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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.

 

       
Location: HOL Silver Spring, MD Related News Links: Not Available
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Upcoming Meetings

Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsRisk Communications

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 OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsSanofi Aventis PRALUENT - Endocrinologic & Metabolic Drugs AdComm

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.

 

       
Location: Hilton Gaithersburg Related News Links: Not Available
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsAmgen REPATHA - Endocrinologic & Metabolic Drugs AdComm

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.

 

       
Location: Hilton GB Related News Links: Not Available
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsPulmonary-Allergy Drugs Adcomm

Meeting Date: 6/11/15-6/11/15

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The committee will discuss biologics license application (BLA) 125526, for mepolizumab for injection, submitted by GlaxoSmithKline for the proposed indication of add-on maintenance treatment in patients 12 years and older with severe eosinophilic asthma identified by blood eosinophils greater than or equal to 150 cells/microliter at initiation of treatment or blood eosinophils greater than or equal to 300 cells/microliter in the past 12 months

 

       
Location: Hilton Washington DC North/Gaithersburg Related News Links: Not Available
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Recent Meetings

Meeting 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.

 

       
Location: Hilton Gaithersburg Related News Links: Not Available
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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.

 

       
Location: Hilton GB Related News Links: Not Available
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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.

 

       
Location: FDA White Oak Related News Links: Not Available
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