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- New Date: Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Devices Panel
Meeting Date: 2/20/15-2/20/15
On February 20, 2015, 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.
|Location:||Hilton Gaithersburg MD||Related News Links:||Not Available|
- Vaccines and Related Biological Products
Meeting Date: 3/4/15-3/4/15
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.
|Location:||Hilton - Silver Spring, MD||Related News Links:||Not Available|
- Anti-Infective Drugs AdComm
Meeting Date: 1/22/15-1/22/15
The committee will discuss new drug applications (NDAs) 207-500 and 207-501, isavuconazonium sulfate capsules and isavuconazonium sulfate for injection, sponsored by Astellas Pharma Global Development, Inc., respectively for the proposed indications of treatment of invasive aspergillosis and mucormycosis.
|Location:||FDA White Oak||Related News Links:||Not Available|
- Endocrinologic and Metabolic Drugs AdComm
Meeting Date: 1/12/15-1/12/15
The committee will discuss the safety and efficacy of new drug application (NDA) 022517, proposed trade name NOCDURNA (established name: desmopressin), orally disintegrating sublingual tablets submitted by Ferring Pharmaceuticals, Inc. The proposed indication is treatment of nocturia due to nocturnal polyuria in adults who awaken two or more times each night to void.
|Location:||UMUC||Related News Links:||Not Available|
- Oncologic Drugs AdComm
Meeting Date: 1/7/15-1/7/15
The committee will discuss biologics license application (BLA) 125553 for EP2006, a proposed biosimilar to Amgen Inc.'s NEUPOGEN (filgrastim), submitted by Sandoz, Inc. The proposed indications (uses) for this product are: (1) To decrease the incidence of infection‚ as manifested by febrile neutropenia‚ in patients with nonmyeloid malignancies receiving myelosuppressive anti-cancer drugs associated with a significant incidence of severe neutropenia with fever; (2) for reducing the time to neutrophil recovery and the duration of fever, following induction or consolidation chemotherapy treatment of adults with acute myeloid leukemia; (3) to reduce the duration of neutropenia and neutropenia-related clinical sequelae‚ e.g.‚ febrile neutropenia in patients with nonmyeloid malignancies undergoing myeloablative chemotherapy followed by marrow transplantation; (4) for the mobilization of hematopoietic progenitor cells into the peripheral blood for collection by leukapheresis; and (5) for chronic administration to reduce the incidence and duration of sequelae of neutropenia (e.g.‚ fever‚ infections‚ oropharyngeal ulcers) in symptomatic patients with congenital neutropenia‚ cyclic neutropenia‚ or idiopathic neutropenia.
|Location:||FDA - White Oak||Related News Links:||Not Available|