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July 23, 2013: Arthritis Advisory Committee Meeting Announcement

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CDERJuly 23, 2013 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
 

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

Agenda

During the morning session, the committee will discuss supplemental biologic license application (sBLA) 125057, HUMIRA (adalimumab) injection, by AbbVie Inc. for the proposed indication of reducing signs and symptoms in adult patients with active non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis with objective signs of inflammation by elevated C-reactive protein (CRP) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), who have had an inadequate response to, or are intolerant to, a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug.

During the afternoon session, the committee will discuss (sBLA) 125160, CIMZIA (certolizumab) injection, by UCB, Inc., for the proposed indication of treatment of adult patients with active axial spondyloarthritis, including patients with ankylosing spondylitis.

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 July 8, 2013.
  • Oral presentations from the public will be scheduled between approximately 10:35 a.m. to 11:05 a.m. and between 3:45 p.m. and 4:15 p.m. on July 23, 2013. 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 June 27, 2013.

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 June 28, 2013.

Webcast Information

CDER plans to provide a free of charge, live webcast of the July 23, 2013, meeting of the Arthritis 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: 2013 Meeting Materials, Arthritis 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

  • Cindy Hong
    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)
    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 FDA Advisory Committee Information 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 Cindy Hong 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).