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Meeting Date: 3/25/19-3/26/19

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On March 25 and 26, 2019, the committee will discuss and make recommendations regarding the benefits and risks of breast implants indicated for breast augmentation and reconstruction concerning the following topics: (1) breast implant associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL); (2) systemic symptoms reported in patients receiving breast implants; (3) the use of registries for breast implant surveillance; (4) magnetic resonance imaging screening for silent rupture of silicone gel filled breast implants; (5) the use of surgical mesh in breast procedures such as breast reconstruction and mastopexy; (6) the use of real-world data and patient perspectives in regulatory decision making, and (7) best practices for informed consent discussions between patients and clinicians.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 9/20/16-9/21/16

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On September 20 and 21, 2016, the Committee will discuss and make recommendations regarding the classification of certain wound care products containing antimicrobials and other drugs as part of the routine process for device classification. These products are regulated under product code FRO, "Dressing, Wound, Drug," and are considered "pre-amendments" because they were in commercial distribution prior to May 28, 1976, when the Medical Devices Amendments were enacted, and have not yet been classified under section 513 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. As a part of the classification process, FDA is seeking committee input on the indications for use, risks to health, and safety and effectiveness of these wound care products, and how they should be classified. They may be classified in class I (general controls), class II (special and general controls), or class III (premarket approval (PMA), requiring demonstration of safety and effectiveness for each product). FDA believes some of these products may meet the definition of class II whereas others may meet the definition of class III in light of their intended use, composition, the extent of evidence of clinical benefit, and the risks they pose. For the subset of the these products that contain antibiotics, FDA appreciates the importance of appropriately addressing the risk of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in light of the increasingly significant national public health concern posed by AMR. FDA is also aware of differences in the claims made for some products even though they may be regulated in the same manner.

 

       
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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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Meeting Date: 8/1/14-8/1/14

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On August 1, 2014, the committee will discuss, make recommendations and vote on information regarding the premarket application (PMA) for the TissuGlu Surgical Adhesive device sponsored by Cohera Medical, Inc. The proposed indication for use for the TissuGlu Surgical Adhesive device, as stated in the PMA is as follows: TissuGlu Surgical Adhesive is indicated for the approximation of tissue layers where subcutaneous dead space exists between the tissue planes in large flap surgical procedures such as abdominoplasty.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 6/26/13-6/26/13

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On June 26, 2013, the committee will discuss and make recommendations regarding the possible reclassification of blood lancet devices. The committee will discuss whether new scientific data are sufficient to support the reasonable assurance of safety and effectiveness to develop special controls that support regulation of blood lancets from class I to class II and class III. The four subsets of blood lancets have been identified with the following indications for use: • Blood lancet with an integral sharps injury prevention feature is for single use only, disposable blood lancet with a blade attached to a solid base which includes an integral sharps injury prevention feature that allows the device to be used once and then renders it inoperable and incapable of further use and which is used to puncture the skin to obtain a drop of blood for diagnostic purposes; • Blood lancet without an integral sharps injury prevention feature is for single use only, disposable blood lancet with a blade attached to a solid base which is used to puncture the skin to obtain a drop of blood for diagnostic purposes; • Blood lancet for single patient use only is a multiple use capable blood lancet with a single use blade inserted into a solid, reusable base which is used only for a single patient to puncture the skin to obtain a drop of blood for diagnostic purposes; and 3 • Multiple use blood lancet for multiple patient use is a multiple use capable blood lancet with a single use blade inserted into a solid, reusable base which is used for multiple patients to puncture the skin to obtain a drop of blood for diagnostic purposes.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 5/2/13-5/2/13

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On May 2, 2013, the committee will discuss, make recommendations and vote on information related to the premarket approval application for the Juv[eacute]derm Voluma XC sponsored by Allergan, Inc. Juv[eacute]derm Voluma XC is a dermal filler comprised of hyaluronic acid with lidocaine. Juv[eacute]derm Voluma XC is indicated for deep (dermal/subcutaneous and/or submuscular/ supraperiosteal) implantation to restore lost volume in the mid-face for aesthetic improvement.

 

       
Location: Hilton GB Related News Links: Not Available
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Meeting Date: 6/21/12-6/21/12

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On June 21, 2012, the committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on information related to the premarket approval application, sponsored by Dune Medical Devices, Inc., for the MarginProbe System, that utilizes electromagnetic waves to characterize human tissue in real time and provides intraoperative information on the malignancy of the surface of the ex vivo lumpectomy specimen.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 12/1/11-12/1/11

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On December 1, 2011, the committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on information related to the premarket approval application, sponsored by Contura, Inc., for AQUAMID, a new material (polyacrylamide) for use as a dermal filler for aesthetic treatment of wrinkles in the face. The AQUAMID dermal filler is intended for use in mid-to-deep subdermal implantation for the aesthetic treatment of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as the nasolabial folds. 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.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 8/30/11-8/31/11

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On August 30 and 31, 2011, the committee will discuss and make recommendations on postmarketing issues related to silicone gel-filled breast implants. This meeting is regarding the discussion of different innovative methodological approaches to the conduct of postmarket studies regarding silicone gel breast implants. Additionally, the panel will discuss key long-term safety issues associated with silicone gel breast implants in the real-world setting.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 4/27/11-4/27/11

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On April 27, 2011, the committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on information related to the premarket approval application supplement for RESTYLANE, sponsored by Medicis Aesthetics, Inc. RESTYLANE is currently approved for mid- to deep-dermal implantation for the correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds. The sponsor is requesting an expanded indication, to include use of RESTYLANE for augmentation of the lips.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 11/18/10-11/18/10

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On November 18, 2010, the committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on information related to the premarket approval application for MelaFind, sponsored by MELA Sciences. MelaFind(R) is a non-invasive and objective multi-spectral computer vision system designed to aid physicians in the detection of early melanoma from among clinically atypical (those having one or more clinical or historical characteristics of melanoma, such as asymmetry, border irregularity, color variegation, diameter greater than 6 millimeters, evolving, patient concern, regression, and ``ugly duckling'') cutaneous pigmented lesions that are non-ulcerated, not bleeding, and less than 2.2 centimeters in diameter, when a physician chooses to obtain additional information before making a final decision to biopsy to rule out melanoma.

 

       
Location: Holiday Inn College Park College Park, MD. Related News Links: Not Available
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Meeting Date: 3/25/10-3/25/10

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On March 25, 2010, the committee will review and discuss recent information, including recent literature regarding the possible risks to the general public from intentional exposure to ultraviolet radiation (UV) from use of tanning lamps. There continues to be a growing body of literature showing association of skin cancer with use of tanning lamps and the committee will discuss this information and other information related to the association of UV and skin cancer (both melanoma and non-melanoma). The committee will be asked to recommend whether changes to current classification or current regulatory controls of UV emitting devices (lamps) used for tanning are needed.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 11/18/08-11/19/08

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On November 18, 2008, the committee will receive an update on safety information collected on dermal fillers in the commercial setting, discuss current premarket and postmarket approved study designs, and make recommendations on general issues concerning the study of various dermal fillers. In addition, the committee will discuss the design of clinical trials for future premarket submissions seeking approval of dermal fillers for new intended uses. On November 19, 2008, the committee will discuss and make recommendations on general issues related to the clinical trials of cosmetic devices. Specifically, the committee will make recommendations on how to quantify the effects of devices with various types of energy sources, such as light-based products, light-based combination devices, ultrasound devices (including focused ultrasound devices), massagers combined with other energy modalities, cryogenic energy devices, radiofrequency ablation devices, and microwave systems, on dermatologic conditions.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 8/24/06-8/25/06

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On August 24, 2006, the committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on a premarket approval application (PMA) for an injectable device intended for use in the correction of lipoatrophy of the face in HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) positive patients and a second PMA for the same device intended for use as a filler material to restore soft tissue facial contours such as nasolabial folds. On August 25, 2006, the committee will discuss and make recommendations on the reclassification, to Class II, of a Class III medical device: cyanoacrylate tissue adhesive.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 8/25/05-8/26/05

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On August 25, 2005, the committee will hear a presentation on the FDA Critical Path Initiative and a presentation by the Office of Surveillance and Biometrics in the Center for Devices and Radiological Health outlining their responsibility for the review of postmarket study design. On August 25 and 26, 2005, the committee will discuss and make recommendations on the classification of five preamendments medical devices: Bone wax, medical maggots, medicinal leeches, tissue expander, and wound dressing with a drug.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 4/11/05-4/13/05

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On April 11, 2005, the committee will hear oral presentations from the public. On April 12 and 13, 2005, the committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on two premarket approval applications for Silicone Gel-Filled Breast Prostheses. Related Link From Inamed. Also Mentor will be presenting: Related Link From Yahoo

 

       
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Meeting Date: 5/12/04-5/12/04

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The committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on a premarket approval application (PMA) for an in situ polymerizable sealant material intended to be used to seal air leaks following pulmonary surgery.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 3/25/04-3/25/04

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The committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on a premarket approval application (PMA) for an injectable device intended for use in the correction of lipoatrophy of the face in HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) positive patients.

 

       
Location: Hilton Washington Related News Links: Not Available
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Meeting Date: 11/21/03-11/21/03

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The committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on two premarket approval applications (PMAs) for injectable devices intended to restore soft tissue facial contours such as nasolabial folds.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 10/14/03-10/15/03

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On October 14 and 15, 2003, the committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on a premarket approval application for Silicone Gel-Filled Breast Prostheses.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 7/24/03-7/24/03

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The committee will discuss and make recommendations on the reclassification of a transitional class III device, the absorbable hemostatic agent and dressing device intended for hemostasis during surgical procedures. There will also be a discussion of a general issue: clinical trial issues for devices designed for percutaneous removal of breast tumors.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 2/28/03-2/28/03

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The committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on a premarket approval application for an injectable wrinkle treatment device. There will also be a discussion of two general issues: (1) clinical trial issues for devices designed for ablation of pulmonary tumors, and 2) clinical trial issues for devices designed for the treatment of emphysema.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 7/8/02-7/9/02

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On July 8, 2002, the committee will discuss and make recommendations on the classification of a preamendment device, the silicone elastomer for scar management. The committee will also discuss and make recommendations on the reclassification of a transitional class III device, the absorbable hemostatic agent and dressing device intended for hemostasis during surgical procedures. On July 9, 2002, the FDA and two manufacturers of approved saline inflatable breast implant devices will present postmarket information to the committee for their consideration.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 7/17/01-7/17/01

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The committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on a premarket approval application for an Interactive Wound and Burn Dressing.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 5/8/00-5/8/00

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The committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on two premarket approval applications: 1) for an in situ polymerizable surgical mesh intended to be used to seal air leaks following thoracic cavity surgery; and 2) for an interactive wound and burn dressing intended to be used for the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers by FocalSeal.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 3/1/00-3/3/00

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On March 1, 2000, there will be a brief FDA presentation on the Least Burdensome provisions of the FDA Modernization Act of 1997. Also on March 1, 2000, the committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on a premarket approval application (PMA) for Saline Inflatable Breast Prostheses. On March 2, 2000, the committee will discuss, make recommendations and vote on two PMAs for Saline Inflatable Breast Prostheses. On March 3, 2000, the committee will discuss content, format, and consistency issues involving the labeling information provided to patients considering saline-filled breast prostheses.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 1/12/00-1/12/00

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The committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on a premarket approval application for an Absorbable Adhesion Barrier Device.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 8/2/99-8/2/99

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The committee will discuss possible revisions to the 1995 draft guidance

 

       
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Meeting Date: 6/16/99-6/16/99

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On June 16, 1999, the committee will discuss, make recommendations and vote on premarket approval application for computer-guided surgical instruments for use in endoscopic surgery. *** Call for Satellite, Videoconferencing and Webcasting ***

 

       
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Meeting Date: 11/17/98-11/17/98

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The committee will discuss and make recommendations on a proposal for the classification of preamendment wound dressing medical devices based on: 1) a proposed rule published in the Federal Register of September 19, 1989 (54 FR 38600); 2) comments received in response to the proposed rule; and 3)comments from the General and Plastic Surgery Devices Panel Meeting of July 20, 1995. The committee will also discuss and make recommendations on the reclassification of preamendment class III topical oxygen devices for woundhealing on extremities based on information received from a call for safety and effectiveness information under section 515(I) published in the Federal Registers of August 14, 1995 and June 13, 1997 (60 FR 41986 and 62 FR 32355, respectively).

 

       
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Meeting Date: 5/30/19-5/31/19

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On May 30, 2019, the committee will discuss and make recommendations regarding the reclassification of surgical stapler devices for internal use from Class I (general controls) to Class II (special controls). On May 31, 2019, the committee will discuss and make recommendations regarding the reclassification of certain absorbable hemostatic agents from Class III to Class II (special controls).

 

       
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Meeting Date: 6/6/19-6/6/19

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The committee will discuss new drug application (NDA) 212862, pretomanid tablets for oral administration, submitted by The Global Alliance for TB Drug Development, Inc., proposed as part of a combination regimen with bedaquiline and linezolid in adults for the treatment of pulmonary extensively drug resistant and treatment- intolerant or non-responsive multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (TB).

 

       
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Meeting Date: 6/11/19-6/12/19

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FDA is seeking public input on the clinical utility and safety concerns associated with the higher range of opioid analgesic dosing (both in terms of higher strength products and higher daily doses) in the outpatient setting. FDA is interested in better understanding current clinical use and situations that may warrant use of higher doses of opioid analgesics. We are also interested in discussing the magnitude and frequency of harms associated with higher doses of opioid analgesics relative to lower doses, as well as optimal strategies for managing these risks while ensuring access to appropriate pain management for patients. FDA frequently hears from patients and healthcare providers that higher dose opioid analgesics continue to be a unique and necessary part of effective pain management for some patients. FDA is also cognizant of serious safety concerns associated with both higher strengths and higher daily doses of opioid analgesics, both in patients and in others who may access these drugs. Higher strength products may be more harmful in cases of accidental exposure and overdose and may also be more sought out for misuse and abuse. Along with a number of other factors, a higher daily opioid dose is associated with greater risk of overdose. Concerns have also been raised that higher dose opioid regimens may carry a higher risk of addiction, although robust evidence for a causal relationship is lacking. There is a strong association between higher opioid dose and duration/persistence of opioid analgesic therapy and assessing temporal relationships and independent effects of opioid dose and duration on the risks of both addiction and overdose is challenging. In addition, FDA acknowledges the complex and evolving landscape of the opioid epidemic, with myriad Federal, State, local, and payer efforts to encourage more judicious prescribing of opioid analgesics, and the growing threat of highly lethal illicit opioids. To better understand both the clinical utility and harms of higher dose opioid analgesics in the current environment, and to discuss the advantages and disadvantages of various potential risk management strategies, FDA brings these issues to an advisory committee to seek input and advice from the clinical, patient, public health, and research communities. In particular, FDA seeks to discuss: (1) The current clinical use and situations that may warrant pain management with opioid analgesics at higher product strengths and daily doses, factors influencing prescribing practices, and specific patient populations for whom there may be utility in prescribing these medications at higher doses; (2) the magnitude and frequency of harms associated with opioid analgesics at higher product strengths and daily doses, relative to lower strengths and daily doses, including the role of opioid dose in adverse health outcomes in both patients and in others who may access the drugs (e.g., risk for developing addiction, fatal overdose), the relevance of therapy duration and physical opioid dependence, and risks in different subpopulations (e.g., patients with chronic non-cancer pain, young children, adolescents); and (3) possible FDA interventions and their expected impact on patients and public health more broadly, including, for example, potential effects on prescribing and pain management practices, patient experience and behaviors, and adverse outcomes such as addiction and overdose.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 6/19/19-6/20/19

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On June 19 and 20, 2019, the committee will discuss and make recommendations on information related to recent observations of increased long-term mortality in peripheral arterial disease patients treated with paclitaxel-coated balloons and paclitaxel-eluting stents compared to patients treated with uncoated comparator devices. FDA requests panel input regarding the presence and magnitude of the signal and potential causes. FDA also seeks input regarding appropriate regulatory actions associated with the findings.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 6/20/19-6/20/19

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During the morning session, the particular matter for this meeting will be review and discussion of the FDA Reauthorization Act of 2017 (FDARA) mandated Relevant Pediatric Molecular Target List now posted on the FDA website: https://www.fda.gov/?AboutFDA/?CentersOffices/?OfficeofMedicalProductsandTobacco/?OCE/?ucm544641.htm. FDA is required by statute to review and update the previously approved and published lists. The focus of the discussion will be limited to two target “classes” included in the Relevant Pediatric Molecular Target List: (1) Targets linked to cell lineage and (2) targets on normal immune cells and cells in the tumor microenvironment. Planned introductory presentations will be on: (1) Cell-based therapy approaches to childhood cancer and (2) novel membrane antigen determinants in pediatric tumors. During the afternoon session, information will be presented to gauge investigator interest in 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) ONC201, presentation by Oncoceutics Inc., and (2) CD24Fc, presentation by OncoImmune, Inc.

 

       
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsOncologic Drugs AdComm

Meeting Date: 5/14/19-5/14/19

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During the morning session, the committee will discuss new drug application (NDA) 211810 for pexidartinib capsule, submitted by Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. The proposed indication (use) for this product is for the treatment of adult patients with symptomatic tenosynovial giant cell tumor, also referred to as giant cell tumor of the tendon sheath or pigmented villonodular synovitis, which is associated with severe orbidity or functional limitations, and which is not amenable to improvement with surgery. During the afternoon session, the committee will discuss NDA 212166 for quizartinib tablets, submitted by Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. The proposed indication (use) for this product is for the treatment of adults with relapsed or refractory acute myeloid leukemia, which is FLT3-ITD positive, as detected by an FDA-approved test.

 

       
Location: TBA Related News Links: Not Available
Time: 8:00AM-5:00PM    
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsPulmonary-Allergy Drugs AdComm

Meeting Date: 5/8/19-5/8/19

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The committee will discuss new drug application (NDA) 202049, for mannitol inhalation powder, for oral inhalation submitted by Chiesi USA, Inc., for the proposed indication of management of cystic fibrosis to improve pulmonary function in patients 18 years of age and older in conjunction with standard therapies.

 

       
Location: FDA Meeting Room Related News Links: Not Available
Time: 8:00AM-5:00PM    
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsPharmaceutical Science and Clinical Pharmacology AdComm

Meeting Date: 5/7/19-5/7/19

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The committee will discuss the following topics: (1) Approaches to evaluate the effect of renal impairment on drug exposure, and (2) best practice considerations for translating pharmacokinetic (PK) information into dose individualization instructions. Regarding topic 1, many registration trials exclude patients with advanced kidney disease, and product labeling dosing instructions for these patients are commonly derived from our understanding of the change in the PK in individuals with varying degrees of renal function. The most common current approach to determine dosing instructions for patients with varying degrees of renal function begins with a stand-alone renal impairment study, either full design or reduced design. In addition to stand-alone renal impairment studies, drug development programs often use the findings from population PK (POPPK) analyses, which leverage the PK information across all the studies available in a drug development program. An alternative approach to consider is for drug development programs to predict the impact of renal impairment on the PK of the drug, either based on the understanding of the PK of a new molecular entity or using physiologic based PK (PBPK) models, without a stand-alone renal impairment study. Patients with impaired renal function can then be included in later stage clinical trials, with prospective dose adjustment incorporated if deemed necessary based the predictions. The dosing should be confirmed based on analysis of PK samples from the late stage trials (sparse PK, POPPK analysis). Regarding topic 2, dose individualization is typically achieved by applying the concept of `exposure-matching' under the assumption that such a maneuver will result in a benefit-risk similar to that observed in the registration trials. The committee will discuss the application of `exposure matching,' including the necessary assumptions and any limitations.

 

       
Location: TBA Related News Links: Not Available
Time: 9:00AM-4:00PM    
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsAntimicrobial Drugs AdComm

Meeting Date: 4/25/19-4/26/19

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Day 1 - On April 25th, The committee will discuss one or more possible pathways for approval of rabies virus monoclonal antibodies for use as the passive-immunization component of post-exposure prophylaxis. Day 2 - On April 26th, The committee will discuss the safety and effectiveness of bacitracin for intramuscular injection for the treatment of infants with pneumonia and empyema caused by staphylococci shown to be susceptible to the drug, which is the only approved indication for bacitracin for intramuscular injection. The committee will also consider whether there are other uses for bacitracin for intramuscular injection that could be studied. FDA will present background information on the regulatory history of bacitracin for intramuscular injection and information on the current use of bacitracin for intramuscular injection.

 

       
Location: Tommy Douglas Conference Center Related News Links: Not Available
Time: 8:30AM-5:00PM    
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