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June 21, 2011: Arthritis Advisory Committee Meeting Announcement

 

Center Date Time Location
CDER June 21, 2011
 
8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
 

The Marriott Inn and Conference Center
University of Maryland University College (UMUC)
3501 University Boulevard East Hyattsville, Maryland

Agenda

On June 21, 2011, the committee will discuss supplemental biologics license application (sBLA) 125319, ILARIS (canakinumab), Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, for the following proposed indication: "ILARIS is indicated for the treatment of gouty arthritis attacks. ILARIS has also been shown to extend the time to the next attack and reduce the frequency of subsequent attacks."

Meeting Materials

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.

Public Participation Information

Interested persons may present data, information, or views, orally or in writing, on issues pending before the committee.

  • Written submissions may be made to the contact person on or before June 7, 2011.
  • Oral presentations from the public will be scheduled between approximately 1 p.m. and 2 pm. Those desiring to make formal oral presentations should notify the contact person and submit a brief statement of the general nature of the evidence or arguments they wish to present, the names and addresses of proposed participants, and an indication of the approximate time requested to make their presentation on or before May 27, 2011.

Time allotted for each presentation may be limited. If the number of registrants requesting to speak is greater than can be reasonably accommodated during the scheduled open public hearing session, FDA may conduct a lottery to determine the speakers for the scheduled open public hearing session. The contact person will notify interested persons regarding their request to speak by May 31, 2011.

Contact Information

  • Philip A. Bautista, Pharm.D.
    Center for Drug Evaluation and Research
    Food and Drug Administration
    10903 New Hampshire Avenue
    WO31-2417
    Silver Spring, MD 20993-0002
    Phone: 301-796-9001
    Fax: 301-847-8533
    E-mail: AAC@fda.hhs.gov
  • FDA Advisory Committee Information Line
    1-800-741-8138
    (301-443-0572 in the Washington DC area) - follow the prompts to the desired center or product area
    Please call the Information Line for up-to-date information on this meeting

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Notice of this meeting is given under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. app.2).