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2009 Meeting Materials, Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies Advisory Committee



June 12, 2009

On June 12, 2009, the Committee will review and discuss a recent report from the UK Health Protection Agency attributing a case of variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob (vCJD) disease infection to treatment 11 years earlier with a “vCJD-implicated” plasma-derived coagulation factor VIII (pdFVIII) and whether this information or any other recent scientific information about the vCJD epidemic substantially alters FDA’s risk assessment for US-licensed preparations of pdFVIII products.


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