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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.

 

       
Location: FDA Meeting Room Related News Links: Not Available
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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.

 

       
Location: FDA Meeting Room Related News Links: Not Available
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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 OptionsCirculatory System Devices Panel of the MDAC

Meeting Date: 10/27/20-10/27/20

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On October 27, 2020, the committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on information regarding the premarket approval application for the Neovasc Reducer System sponsored by Neovasc, Inc. The proposed Indication for Use of the Neovasc Reducer System is for patients suffering from refractory angina pectoris despite guideline directed medical therapy, who are unsuitable for revascularization by coronary artery bypass grafting or by percutaneous coronary intervention.

 

       
Location: Please note that due to the impact of this COVID-19 pandemic, all meeting participants will be joining this advisory committee meeting via an online teleconferencing platform. Related News Links: Not Available
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Recent Meetings

Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsVaccines and Related Biological Products AdComm

Meeting Date: 10/22/20-10/22/20

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On October 22, 2020, the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research’s (CBER), Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee (VRBPAC) will meet in open session, to discuss, in general, the development, authorization and/or licensure of vaccines to prevent COVID-19. No specific application will be discussed at this meeting.

 

       
Location: Please note that due to the impact of this COVID-19 pandemic, all meeting participants will be joining this advisory committee meeting via an online teleconferencing platform. Related News Links: Not Available
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsPatient Engagement Advisory Committee

Meeting Date: 10/22/20-10/22/20

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On October 22, 2020, the committee will discuss and make recommendations on the topic “Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) in Medical Devices.” Specifically, we will discuss the composition of the datasets on which the software “learns”, components of the device information shared with patients, and factors that impact patient trust in the technology. Large clinical datasets are used to train and improve AI/ML algorithms, allowing transformational improvements in the diagnosis, clinical decision making, and treatment of patients. Devices using AI/ML technology will transform healthcare delivery by increasing efficiency of key processes in the treatment of patients. Health products powered by AI/ML are streaming into our lives, from virtual doctor apps to wearable sensors and drugstore chatbots to algorithms for detecting cancer in mammography and interpretations of chest X rays. Despite the rapid advancement and integration, AI/ML systems may have algorithmic biases, limited generalizability, and lack transparency in their assumptions based on potential limitations of training datasets. The recommendations provided by the committee will address the importance of including various demographic groups in AI/ML algorithm development. The recommendations will also address the impact of the user interface and transparency including what information and how the information about the devices could be communicated to foster patient trust in the AI/ML devices.

 

       
Location: Please note that due to the impact of this COVID-19 pandemic, all meeting participants will be joining this advisory committee meeting via an online teleconferencing platform. Related News Links: Not Available
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsJoint Psychopharmacologic & DSaRM AdComm

Meeting Date: 10/9/20-10/9/20

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The committees will discuss the efficacy, safety, and benefit-risk profile of new drug application (NDA) 213378, olanzapine and samidorphan oral tablets, submitted by Alkermes, Inc., for the proposed indications of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

 

       
Location: FDA TelCon - Please note that due to the impact of this COVID-19 pandemic, all meeting participants will be joining this advisory committee meeting via an online teleconferencing platform. Related News Links: Not Available
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsJoint Psychopharmacologic & DSaRM AdComm

Meeting Date: 10/8/20-10/8/20

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The committees will discuss new drug application (NDA) 211179, for amphetamine sulfate immediate-release oral capsules, submitted by Arbor Pharmaceuticals, LLC, for the proposed indication of treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. The product has been formulated with properties intended to deter non-oral abuse, and the applicant has submitted data to support these abuse-deterrent properties for this product. The committees will be asked to discuss the overall risk-benefit profile of the product, including the potential public health impact, and whether the applicant has demonstrated abuse-deterrent properties for their product that would support labeling.

 

       
Location: Please note that due to the impact of this COVID-19 pandemic, all meeting participants will be joining this advisory committee meeting via an online teleconferencing platform. Related News Links: Not Available
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsCirculatory System Devices Panel of the MDAC

Meeting Date: 10/7/20-10/7/20

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On October 7, 2020, the committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on information regarding the premarket approval application (PMA) for the TransMedics Organ Care System (OCS)--Heart, by TransMedics, Inc. The proposed Indication for Use for the TransMedics OCS--Heart, as stated in the PMA, is as follows: The TransMedics OCS Heart System is a portable ex-vivo organ perfusion and monitoring system indicated for the resuscitation, preservation, and assessment of donor hearts with one or more of the following characteristics for transplantation into a potential recipient in a near-physiologic, normothermic, and beating state: Expected cross-clamp or ischemic time = 4 hours due to donor or recipient characteristics (e.g., donor-recipient geographical distance, expected recipient surgical time) Donor Age = 55 years Donors with history cardiac arrest and downtime = 20 minutes Donor history of alcohol use Donor LV Ejection Fraction = 50 percent but = 40 percent Donor history of Left Ventricular Hypertrophy (septal or posterior wall thickness of >12 and = 16 millimeters).

 

       
Location: Please note that due to the impact of this COVID-19 pandemic, all meeting participants will be joining this advisory committee meeting via an online teleconferencing platform held via webcast only. Related News Links: Not Available
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsVaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee

Meeting Date: 10/2/20-10/2/20

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On October 2, 2020, the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research’s (CBER), Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee (VRBPAC) will meet in open session to discuss and make recommendations on selection of strains to be included in an influenza virus vaccine for the 2021 southern hemisphere influenza season.

 

       
Location: Please note that due to the impact of this COVID-19 pandemic, all meeting participants will be joining this advisory committee meeting via an online teleconferencing platform. Related News Links: Not Available
Time: 11:00AM-3:30PM    
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