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FDA Advisory Committee Calendar

Posted 26 July 2018 | By Tarius 

FDA Advisory Committee Calendar

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Upcoming Meetings

25 Jul – Pulmonary and Allergy Drugs Advisory Committee

 The Committee will discuss a supplemental biologics license application for mepolizumab for injection, submitted by GlaxoSmithKline for add-on treatment to inhaled corticosteroid-based maintenance treatment for the reduction of exacerbations in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) guided by blood eosinophil counts.

26 July – Antimicrobial Drugs Advisory Committee

The Committee will discuss a new drug application for tafenoquine tablet, sponsored by 60 Degrees Pharmaceuticals, LLC, for the proposed indication of prevention of malaria in adults for up to 6 months of continuous dosing.

3 August – Anesthetic and Analgesic Drug Products Advisory Committee and Drug Safety and Risk Management Advisory Committee

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.

7 August – Antimicrobial Drugs Advisory Committee

The Committee will discuss a new drug application for amikacin liposome inhalation suspension, sponsored by Insmed, Inc., for the proposed indication of treatment of nontuberculous mycobacterial lung disease caused by Mycobacterium avium complex in adults as part of a combination antibacterial drug regimen.

8 August – Antimicrobial Drugs Advisory Committee

The Committee will discuss new drug applications for omadacycline tablets and injection, sponsored by Paratek Pharmaceuticals, Inc., for the proposed indications for the treatment of community acquired bacterial pneumonia and acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections.

12 September – Pharmacy Compounding Advisory Committee

The Committee will receive information on the following two issues to follow-up on discussions from previous PCAC meetings: balancing the criteria for the 503A bulk drug substance evaluation and compounding as it relates to dietary supplements. In addition, the Committee will discuss six bulk drug substances nominated for inclusion on the 503A Bulks List. FDA will discuss the following nominated bulk drug substances: alpha lipoic acid, coenzyme Q10, creatine monohydrate, pyridoxal 5 phosphate, choline chloride, and quercetin. The list below identifies the use(s) FDA reviewed for each of the six bulk drug substances being discussed at this advisory committee meeting. The nominators of these substances will be invited to make a short presentation supporting the nomination.


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