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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 Date: 11/8/13-11/8/13

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On November 8, 2013, the committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on information regarding the premarket approval (PMA) application for the Nucleus® Hybrid™ L24 Implant System sponsored by Cochlear Americas. The proposed Indication for Use for the Nucleus® Hybrid™ L24 Implant System (as stated in the PMA) is as follows: The Nucleus® Hybrid™ L24 Implant System is intended for patients aged 18 years and older who have residual low-frequency hearing sensitivity and bilateral severe to profound high frequency sensorineural hearing loss, and who obtain limited benefit from bilateral hearing aids.

 

       
Location: FDA White Oak Related News Links: Not Available
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Meeting Date: 12/18/09-12/18/09

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The committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on a premarket approval application, sponsored by Envoy Medical Corporation, for the Esteem Totally Implantable Hearing System. The ESTEEM is a totally implantable hearing device that is implanted in the middle ear to help hearing in patients suffering from mild to severe hearing loss that is sensorineural in origin. The Esteem System consists of three implantable components (Sound Processor, Sensor, and Driver), two external programmers (Esteem Programmer and Personal Programmer), an external Intraoperative System Analyzer (ISA) and accessories. The intended use of the ESTEEM is to alleviate hearing loss in adults by replicating the ossicular chain and providing additional gain. 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. Background material is available at http://www.fda.gov/AdvisoryCommittees/Calendar/default.htm. Scroll down to the appropriate advisory committee link.

 

       
Location: Holiday Inn Gaithersburg, MD. Related News Links: Not Available
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsEar, Nose, and Throat Devices Panel

Meeting Date: 10/6/04-10/6/04

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The committee will discuss general issues surrounding the prescription use versus over the counter (OTC) use of devices intended to treat snoring or mild to severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). The discussion will include the role of the medical/dental provider in the diagnosis, treatment and follow-up of snoring and OSA; the ability of the patient to self diagnose and treat OSA; the types of clinical data that would be needed to support an OTC intended use; and the components of adequate device labelling. The discussion will not include continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) devices and surgical treatments for OSA.

 

       
Location: Gaithersburg , MD Related News Links: Not Available
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Meeting Date: 8/16/02-8/16/02

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The committee will discuss and make recommendations on a draft guidance entitled “Implantable Middle Ear Hearing Device; Draft Guidance for Industry and FDA.” The topics for discussion will include the appropriate study population, objective measurement techniques for comparison of acoustic hearing aids and middle ear hearing devices, and subjective questionnaire development for determining postoperative effectiveness and quality of life outcome measures.

 

       
Location: Gaithersburg, MD Related News Links: Not Available
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Meeting Date: 7/20/00-7/21/00

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On July 20, 2000, the committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on a premarket approval application (PMA) for a direct-drive implantable middle ear hearing device intended to provide a useful level of sound perception via mechanical stimulation of the ossicles. On July 21, 2000, the committee will discuss, make recommendations and vote on a PMA for an implant intended to restore useful hearing to individuals with Neurofibromatosis Type II who have become deaf as a result of surgery to remove bilateral auditory nerve tumors.

 

       
Location: Gaithersburg Holiday Inn Gaithersburg, MD. Related News Links: Not Available
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsThe Ear, Nose and Throat Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee

Meeting Date: 6/18/99-6/18/99

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The committee will discuss generic issues relating to the safety and efficacy of middle ear amplification devices. *** Call for Satellite, Videoconferencing and Webcasting ***

 

       
Location: Corporate Bldg. Conference room 020B 9200 Corpor Related News Links: Not Available
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Upcoming Meetings

Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsJoint Anesthetic &Analgesic with DSRM AdComm

Meeting Date: 12/17/18-12/18/18

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The committees will provide input and advice on strategies to increase the availability of naloxone products intended for use in the community. The committees will be asked to consider various options for increasing access to naloxone, weighing logistical, economic, and harm reduction aspects and whether naloxone should be co-prescribed with all or some opioid prescriptions to reduce the risk of overdose death. Because of the potential, significant costs and burdens that may be associated with naloxone co-prescribing (e.g., economic costs to consumers and health systems, adjusting to manufacturing volume growth, drug shortages), the committees will also be asked to consider the potential burdens that may be associated with naloxone co-prescribing for all or some prescription opioid patients.

 

       
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Recent Meetings

Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsCirculatory System Devices Panel - - Sponsor: Impulse Dynamics, Inc.

Meeting Date: 12/4/18-12/5/18

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On December 4, 2018, the committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on information regarding the premarket application (PMA) for the OPTIMIZER SMART Implantable Pulse Generator device, sponsored by Impulse Dynamics (USA), Inc. This first-of-a-kind device is indicated to provide cardiac contractility modulation for class III heart failure patients who are not responding to optimal medical therapy. On December 5, 2018, the committee will discuss and make recommendations regarding issues relating to the emergence of medical devices, which aim to treat hypertension. Currently, clinical studies to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of these devices are progressing. FDA requests panel input regarding the potential indications and labeling for devices intended to treat hypertension and optimal study designs needed to evaluate the potential benefits and risks while considering issues such as medication compliance, patient perspective, and appropriate study controls.

 

       
Location: Hilton GB Related News Links: Not Available
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsPatient Engagement AdComm

Meeting Date: 11/15/18-11/15/18

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On November 15, 2018, the Committee will discuss and make recommendations on the topic “Connected and Empowered Patients: e-Platforms Potentially Expanding the Definition of Scientific Evidence.” The recommendations will address how FDA can leverage patient-driven platforms, such as social media and registries, to better engage patients and consumers as empowered partners in the work of protecting public health and promoting responsible innovation. Social media and other web platform enablers are facilitating the growth of virtual patient communities. Increasingly, patients and health care consumers are using these platforms to share their health experiences and seek information from other patients and consumers, rather than their health care providers alone. Novel approaches and methodologies are being used to tap into some of these platforms as potentially rich sources of patient-generated health data, which could be used as relevant and reliable real-world evidence. This meeting will help advance FDA’s objective to assure the needs, experiences, and perspectives of patients are included as part of FDA’s deliberations involving the regulation of medical devices and their use by patients. For this meeting, FDA is seeking input from the Committee and the public on whether and how FDA can harness the emerging potential of these patient platforms to better engage patients and consumers as empowered partners in the work of protecting public health and promoting responsible innovation. In addition, FDA is seeking recommendations from the Committee on ways to leverage these platforms to disseminate as well as potentially collect and evaluate health information to and from patients and consumers.

 

       
Location: Hilton Washington DC North/Gaithersburg Related News Links: Not Available
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsAnesthetic & Analgesic Drug Products AdComm

Meeting Date: 11/15/18-11/15/18

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The committee will discuss the assessment of opioid analgesic sparing outcomes in clinical trials of acute pain. The committee will be asked to comment on the trial design and endpoints of these studies and how to determine the clinical relevance of the results.

 

       
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsJoint Anesthetic & Analgesic with DSRM AdComm - Sponsor: SpecGX Inc.

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

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The committees will discuss new drug application (NDA) 209774, for an immediate-release oral tablet formulation of oxycodone, which is intended to resist common methods of physical or chemical manipulation and to deter intravenous and intranasal abuse, submitted by SpecGx Inc., for the management of pain severe enough to require an opioid analgesic and for which alternative treatments are inadequate. The committees will also be asked to determine whether the Applicant adequately demonstrated that the abuse-deterrent properties of the proposed product are sufficient to include this information in the product label, and whether the product should be approved.

 

       
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