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Meeting Date: 3/5/18-3/6/18

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Day 1 - The committee will discuss the impact of pregnancy and lactation labeling information in prescription drug and biological products as modified under the Pregnancy and Lactation Labeling Rule. The Pregnancy and Lactation Labeling Rule (PLLR) was implemented in June 2015, and required changes to labeling of information in prescription drug and biological products to better communicate clinically relevant information to health care providers on risks associated with medication exposure during pregnancy and lactation. The Agency seeks input and recommendations on: how information in PLLR labeling is being perceived and used by health care providers and other stakeholders, factors that are critical to health care providers’ interpretation of the data and counseling of pregnant women on the risks and benefits of a medication, and how to convey risk information to health care providers to accurately and adequately inform risk-benefit considerations for medication use during pregnancy. Day 2 - The committee will discuss the impact of pregnancy and lactation labeling information in prescription drug and biological products as modified under the Pregnancy and Lactation Labeling Rule. The Pregnancy and Lactation Labeling Rule (PLLR) was implemented in June 2015, and required changes to labeling of information in prescription drug and biological products to better communicate clinically relevant information to health care providers on risks associated with medication exposure during pregnancy and lactation. The Agency seeks input and recommendations on: how information in PLLR labeling is being perceived and used by health care providers and other stakeholders, factors that are critical to health care providers’ interpretation of the data and counseling of pregnant women on the risks and benefits of a medication, and how to convey risk information to health care providers to accurately and adequately inform risk-benefit considerations for medication use during pregnancy.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 8/16/13-8/16/13

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On August 16, 2013, the Committee will discuss how FDA can communicate more effectively with health care professionals and other stakeholders about the public health risks posed by counterfeit and unapproved drugs, in addition to safe purchasing practices, and how FDA can evaluate that communication and its impact.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 4/29/13-4/30/13

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On April 29 and 30, 2013, the Committee will discuss general factors in risk communication about FDA-regulated products, including how to communicate effectively about FDA’s adverse event reporting systems, and messaging in the context of competing communicators.

 

       
Location: FDA White Oak Campus Related News Links: Not Available
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Meeting Date: 3/5/13-3/5/13

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The committees will discuss whether the benefit of calcitonin salmon for the treatment of postmenopausal osteoporosis (thinning and weakening of bones that increases the chance of having a broken bone) outweighs a potential risk of cancer. Calcitonin salmon products approved for the treatment of osteoporosis include Miacalcin (calcitonin salmon) injection and nasal spray, submitted by Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation; Fortical (calcitonin salmon recombinant) nasal spray, Upsher Smith Laboratories; and the generic equivalents of these products.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 2/12/13-2/12/13

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On February 12, 2013, the Committee will discuss general factors in risk communication about FDA regulated products, including approaches to avoid message fatigue and related communication barriers such as prevention or warning fatigue or inaccurate risk perception. 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: 11/2/12-11/2/12

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On November 2, 2012, the Committee will discuss general factors in risk communication about FDA regulated products, including approaches to avoid message fatigue and related communication barriers such as prevention or warning fatigue or inaccurate risk perception.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 6/29/12-6/29/12

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On June 29, 2011, the Committee will discuss recent research on communicating and understanding uncertainty, and risk perception and information seeking when facing multiple risks.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 5/5/11-5/5/11

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On May 5, 2011, the Committee will hear and discuss developments in FDA's ongoing communications programs. The discussion will focus on the use of different channels for information dissemination, tracking how information is gathered and spread and thoughts on reaching less accessible target audiences.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 11/8/10-11/9/10

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On November 8 and 9, 2010, the Committee will hear and discuss developments in FDA's ongoing communications programs, such as FDA's Strategic Plan for Risk Communication, FDA's Transparency Initiative, and the challenges of effectively communicating with patients and caregivers about appropriate use of medical devices when a patient is prescribed a medical device for home use.

 

       
Location: FDA Great Room Related News Links: Not Available
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Meeting Date: 2/25/10-2/26/10

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On February 25 and 26, 2010, the committee will discuss strategies and lessons from a selection of the FDA's previously issued communications, emphasizing communications challenges. Examples, selected for illustrative purposes only, will be drawn from communications about issues in broad areas such as biologics, drugs, medical devices, regulatory actions, and veterinary products.

 

       
Location: Hilton Hotel Silver Spring, MD Related News Links: Not Available
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Meeting Date: 11/12/09-11/13/09

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On November 12 and 13, 2009, the Committee will discuss strategies and programs designed to communicate with the public about the risks and benefits of FDA-regulated products so as to facilitate optimal use of these products.

 

       
Location: The Hilton Hotel Silver Spring, MD Related News Links: Not Available
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Meeting Date: 4/30/09-5/1/09

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On both days the Committee will discuss the Agency's draft risk communication strategic plan and will be asked for comment and further advice, for example, on strategic priorities for research on effective risk communication.

 

       
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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

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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.

 

       
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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.

 

       
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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 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.

 

       
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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).

 

       
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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.

 

       
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