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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: 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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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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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsAnesthetic & Analgesic Drug Products AdComm - Sponsor: AcelRX

Meeting Date: 10/12/18-10/12/18

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The committee will be asked to discuss new drug application (NDA) 209128, sufentanil sublingual tablets, submitted by AcelRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc., for the management of moderate-to-severe acute pain severe enough to require an opioid analgesic and for which alternative treatments are inadequate, in adult patients in a medically supervised setting. The committee will also be asked to discuss risk- benefit considerations and whether this product should be approved.

 

       
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsAnesthetic & Analgesic Drug Products AdComm - Sponsor: Trevena Inc.

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

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The committee will be asked to discuss new drug application (NDA) 210730, for oliceridine 1 milligram/milliliter injection, submitted by Trevena, Inc., for the management of moderate-to-severe acute pain in adult patients for whom an intravenous opioid is warranted. The committee will also be asked to discuss the efficacy and safety data and benefit-risk considerations.

 

       
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsJoint DSRM and Anesthetic & Analgesic Drugs AdComm

Meeting Date: 8/3/18-8/3/18

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The committees will discuss results from assessments of the transmucosal immediate-release fentanyl (TIRF) medicines’ risk evaluation and mitigation strategy (REMS), approved in December 2011. The TIRF REMS requires that healthcare providers who prescribe TIRF medicines for outpatient use are specially certified, that pharmacies that dispense TIRF medicines for inpatient and outpatient use are specially certified, and that completion of the prescriber-patient agreement form occurs prior to dispensing TIRF medicines for outpatient use. The Agency will seek the committees’ assessment as to whether this REMS with elements to assure safe use (ETASU) assures safe use, is not unduly burdensome to patient access to the drugs, and to the extent practicable, minimizes the burden to the healthcare delivery system. The Agency will also seek the committees’ input on any possible modifications to the TIRF REMS goals and requirements, as well as input on the adequacy of the evaluations conducted in the REMS assessments to determine whether the TIRF REMS goals are being met. Comments from the public can be submitted to the docket (see PUBLIC PARTICIPATION INFORMATION) on a broad evaluation of the TIRF REMS and whether any aspect of the TIRF REMS should be modified as well as any proposed modifications.

 

       
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsAnesthetic and Analgesic Drug Products AdComm

Meeting Date: 6/26/18-6/26/18

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The committees will discuss new drug application 022324, oxycodone extended-release capsules, submitted by Pain Therapeutics, with the proposed indication of the management of pain severe enough to require daily, around-the-clock, long-term opioid treatment and for which alternative treatment options are inadequate. The product is intended to have abuse-deterrent properties based on its physicochemical properties. The committees will be asked to discuss whether the data submitted by the Applicant are sufficient to support labeling of the product with the properties expected to deter abuse. Closed Committee Deliberations: On June 26, 2018, from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., the meeting will be closed to permit discussion and review of trade secret and/or confidential commercial information (5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(4)). During this session, the committees will discuss the drug development program of an investigational opioid formulation with properties designed to deter abuse.

 

       
Location: DoubleTree Bethesda, MD Related News Links: Not Available
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Meeting Date: 5/22/18-5/22/18

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The committees will be asked to discuss new drug application (NDA) 209588, for buprenorphine sublingual spray, submitted by INSYS Development Company, Inc., for the treatment of moderate-to-severe acute pain where the use of an opioid analgesic is appropriate. The committees will also be asked to discuss whether this product should be approved.

 

       
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsJoint Meeting of the Anesthetic and Analgesic Drug Products AdComm and DSRM AdComm

Meeting Date: 9/14/17-9/14/17

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The committees will discuss supplemental new drug application (sNDA) 021306, for BUTRANS (buprenorphine) transdermal system submitted by Purdue Pharma L.P., evaluating BUTRANS in pediatric patients ages 7 through 16 years for management of pain severe enough to require daily, around-the-clock, long-term opioid treatment and for which alternative treatment options are inadequate. The committees will be asked to discuss the findings of the clinical study of BUTRANS conducted in pediatric patients, and whether they support additional labeling.

 

       
Location: Tommy Douglas Conference Center Related News Links: Not Available
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Meeting Date: 7/26/17-7/26/17

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The committees will discuss new drug application (NDA) 209653, for oxycodone hydrochloride extended-release oral tablets, submitted by Intellipharmaceutics Corp., with the proposed indication of management of moderate-to-severe pain when a continuous around the clock analgesic is needed for an extended period of time. The product has been formulated with properties intended to deter 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, and whether the applicant has demonstrated abuse-deterrent properties for their product that would support labeling.

 

       
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsJoint Meeting of the DSRM AdComm and the Anesthetic and Analgesic Drug Products AdComm

Meeting Date: 3/13/17-3/14/17

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The committees will be asked to discuss safety issues for new drug application (NDA) 201655, OPANA ER (oxymorphone hydrochloride) Extended-release Tablets, by Endo Pharmaceuticals Inc., with the indication of management of pain severe enough to require daily, around-the-clock, long-term opioid treatment and for which alternative treatment options are inadequate. The product is an approved extended-release (ER) formulation intended to have abuse-deterrent properties based on its physicochemical properties, however, this information is not currently reflected in product labeling. The committees will be asked to discuss pre- and post-marketing data about the abuse of OPANA ER, and the overall risk-benefit of this product. The committees will also discuss abuse of generic oxymorphone ER and oxymorphone immediate-release (IR) products.

 

       
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsJoint Meeting: Anesthetic and Analgesic Drug Products, DSRM & Pediatric AdComm's

Meeting Date: 9/15/16-9/16/16

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The purpose of this public advisory committee meeting is to discuss the appropriate development plans for establishing the safety and efficacy of prescription opioid analgesics for pediatric patients, including obtaining pharmacokinetic data and the use of extrapolation.

 

       
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsJoint Meeting of the Anesthetic and Analgesic Drug Products AdComm and the DSRM AdComm

Meeting Date: 8/4/16-8/4/16

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The committees will discuss new drug application (NDA) 208630, morphine sulfate extended-release tablets, submitted by Egalet U.S., Inc., with the proposed indication of the management of pain severe enough to require daily, around-the-clock, long-term opioid treatment and for which alternative treatment options are inadequate. It has been formulated with the intent to provide abuse-deterrent properties. The committees will be asked to discuss whether the data submitted by the applicant are sufficient to support labeling of the product with the properties expected to deter abuse.

 

       
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsAnesthetic and Analgesic Drug Products AdComm and the DSRM AdComm

Meeting Date: 5/5/16-5/5/16

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On May 5, 2016, from 8:00 a.m. to 9:15 a.m., the meeting will be closed to permit discussion and review of trade secret and/or confidential commercial information (5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(4)). During this session, the committees will discuss the drug development program of an investigational abuse-deterrent opioid product. The committees will be asked to discuss new drug application (NDA) 208653, benzhydrocodone/acetaminophen oral tablets, submitted by KemPharm, Inc., with the proposed indication of short-term (up to 14 days) management of acute pain. The product has been formulated with the intent to provide abuse-deterrent properties. Benzhydrocodone is a hydrocodone prodrug which, according to the applicant, is rapidly converted into hydrocodone by enzymes in the gastrointestinal tract. The active drugs in this fixed-dose combination are hydrocodone and acetaminophen. The applicant has submitted data to support abuse-deterrent properties for this product. The committees will be asked to discuss whether the applicant has demonstrated abuse-deterrent properties for their product that would support labeling, and whether the nasal route of abuse is relevant for combination products made up of hydrocodone and acetaminophen.

 

       
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsJoint Meeting of the DDSRM AdComm and the Anesthetic and Analgesic Drug Products AdComm

Meeting Date: 5/4/16-5/4/16

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The Food and Drug Administration Amendments Act of 2007 (Public Law 110-85) 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 May 3 and 4, 2016, the committees will discuss results from assessments of the extended-release and long-acting (ER/LA) Opioid Analgesics REMS. The Agency will seek the committees’ comments as to whether this REMS with ETASU assures safe use, is not unduly burdensome to patient access to the drugs, and to the extent practicable, minimizes the burden to the healthcare delivery system.

 

       
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Upcoming Meetings

Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsNonprescription Drugs AdComm - Sponsor: GlaxoSmithKline

Meeting Date: 9/18/19-9/18/19

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The committee will discuss data submitted by GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare Holdings (US) LLC, to support new drug application (NDA) 208425, for over-the-counter (OTC) marketing of nicotine oral spray (1 milligram (mg) per spray). The proposed OTC use is to reduce withdrawal symptoms, including nicotine craving, associated with quitting smoking. The applicant proposes to label the product for adults 18 years and older. The committee will be asked to consider whether data support an acceptable risk/benefit profile for the nonprescription use of nicotine oral spray (1 mg per spray) by OTC consumers.

 

       
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsPediatric AdComm - Drug Name: OxyContin

Meeting Date: 9/26/19-9/26/19

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On September 26, 2019, the Pediatric Advisory Committee (PAC) and the Drug Safety and Risk Management (DSaRM) Advisory Committee will meet to discuss the pediatric-focused safety review for OxyContin (oxycodone hydrochloride) extended-release tablets, as mandated by the Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act (Pub. L. 112-144), and to discuss pediatric data considerations for opioid analgesics labeling and Pediatric Research Equity Act studies for opioids generally, using Opana IR as an example.

 

       
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsPediatric AdComm - Drug Name: Singulair

Meeting Date: 9/27/19-9/27/19

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On September 27, 2019, the Pediatric Advisory Committee (PAC) and the Drug Safety and Risk Management (DSaRM) Advisory Committee will meet to discuss a pediatric-focused safety review of neuropsychiatric events with use of Singulair (montelukast).

 

       
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsAntimicrobial Drugs AdComm - Sponsor: Shionogi Inc.

Meeting Date: 10/16/19-10/16/19

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The committee will discuss new drug application (NDA) 209445, cefiderocol lyophilized powder for intravenous administration, submitted by Shionogi Inc., for the treatment of complicated urinary tract infections (cUTI), including pyelonephritis due to gram-negative bacteria in patients with limited or no alternative treatment options.

 

       
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsBone, Reproductive and Urologic AdComm - Sponsor: Agile Therapeutics, Inc.

Meeting Date: 10/30/19-10/30/19

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The committee will discuss new drug application (NDA) 204017 (levonorgestrel and ethinyl estradiol) transdermal system, submitted by Agile Therapeutics, Inc., for the prevention of pregnancy in women of reproductive potential.

 

       
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Recent Meetings

Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsAllergenic Products AdComm - Sponsor: Aimmune Therapeutics, Inc

Meeting Date: 9/13/19-9/13/19

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On September 13, 2019, the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research's (CBER) Allergenic Products Advisory Committee (APAC) will meet in open session to discuss and make recommendations on the safety and efficacy of Peanut [Arachis hypogaea] Allergen Powder manufactured by Aimmune Therapeutics, Inc, indicated for treatment to reduce the risk of anaphylaxis after accidental exposure to peanut in patients aged 4 to 17 years with a confirmed diagnosis of peanut allergy.

 

       
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsPatient Engagement Advisory Committee

Meeting Date: 9/10/19-9/10/19

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On September 10, 2019, the Committee will discuss and make recommendations on the topic “Cybersecurity in Medical Devices: Communication That Empowers Patients.” Medical devices are increasingly connected to the internet, hospital networks, and other medical devices to provide features that improve healthcare and increase the ability of healthcare providers to treat patients. These same features may also increase cybersecurity risks. Preserving the benefit of these devices requires continuous vigilance as well as timely and effective communication to medical device users about evolving cybersecurity risks. The recommendations provided by the committee will address which factors should be considered by FDA and industry when communicating cybersecurity risks to patients and to the public, including but not limited to the content, phrasing, the methods used to disseminate the message and the timing of that communication. The recommendations will also address concerns patients have about changes to their devices to reduce cybersecurity risks as well as the role of other stakeholders such as healthcare providers in communicating cybersecurity risks to patients.

 

       
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