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February 22, 2012: Endocrinologic and Metabolic Drugs Advisory Committee Meeting Announcement

 

CenterDateTimeLocation
CDERFebruary 22, 20128:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

FDA White Oak Campus

Building 31
The Great Room (Rm. 1503)
White Oak Conference Center
10903 New Hampshire Avenue
Silver Spring, Maryland

  
Agenda
On February 22, 2012, the committee will discuss the safety and efficacy of new drug application (NDA) 22-580, proposed trade name QNEXA (phentermine/topiramate) Controlled-Release Capsules, manufactured by VIVUS, Inc., as an adjunct to diet and exercise for weight management in patients with a body mass index (BMI) equal to or greater than 30 kilograms (kg) per square meter or a BMI equal to or greater than 27 kg per square meter if accompanied by weight-related comorbidities.
 
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. 
 
Background Material
 
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 February 7, 2012.
  • Oral presentations from the public will be scheduled between approximately 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. on February 22, 2012. 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 January 30, 2012.
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 January 31, 2012.
 
Webcast Information
CDER plans to provide a free of charge, live webcast of the February 22, 2012, meeting of the Endocrinologic and Metabolic Drugs Advisory Committee. While CDER is working to make webcasts available to the public for all advisory committee meetings held at the White Oak campus, there are instances where the webcast transmission is not successful; staff will work to re-establish the transmission as soon as possible. Further information regarding the webcast, including the web address for the webcast, will be made available at least 2 days in advance of the meeting at the following website: 2012 Meeting Materials, Endocrinologic and Metabolic Drugs Advisory Committee. CDER plans to post archived webcasts after the meeting, however, in cases where transmission was not successful, archived webcasts will not be available.
 
 
Contact Information
  • Paul Tran, R.Ph.
    Center for Drug Evaluation and Research
    Food and Drug Administration
    10903 New Hampshire Avenue
    WO31-2417
    Silver Spring, MD 20993
    Phone: 301-796-9001
    Fax: 301-847-8533
    E-mail: EMDAC@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.
 
A notice in the Federal Register about last minute modifications that impact a previously announced advisory committee meeting cannot always be published quickly enough to provide timely notice. Therefore, you should always check the agency’s Web site and call the appropriate advisory committee hot line/phone line to learn about possible modifications before coming to the meeting.
 
Persons attending FDA’s advisory committee meetings are advised that the agency is not responsible for providing access to electrical outlets. FDA welcomes the attendance of the public at its advisory committee meetings and will make every effort to accommodate persons with physical disabilities or special needs. If you require special accommodations due to a disability, please contact Paul Tran at (301) 796-9001 at least 7 days in advance of the meeting. 
 
Information regarding ground transportation, airport information, lodging, driving directions and visitor parking, and security can be accessed at: Public Meetings at the FDA White Oak Campus.
 
FDA is committed to the orderly conduct of its advisory committee meetings. Please visit our Web site at Public Conduct During FDA Advisory Committee Meetings for procedures on public conduct during advisory committee meetings.
 
Notice of this meeting is given under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. app.2).