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January 14, 2014 Approval Letter-ActHIB
Our STN: BL 103935/5273
Sanofi Pasteur SA
Attn: Mr. Joseph H. Quinn
1 Discovery Drive
Swiftwater PA 18370-0187
Dear Mr. Quinn:
We have approved your request to supplement your biologics license application (BLA) for Haemophilus b Conjugate Vaccine (Tetanus Toxoid Conjugate), ActHIB®, to change the product labeling by revising the Postmarketing Experience section of the Prescribing Information, removing references to the Diphtheria and Tetanus Toxoids and Pertussis Vaccine Adsorbed (whole-cell pertussis vaccine DTP) and to the Poliovirus Vaccine Live Oral (OPV), and revising the age indication for administration to 2 months through 5 years of age to reflect the age indicated at the time of the original licensure of ActHIB.
Please provide your final content of labeling in Structured Product Labeling (SPL). In addition, please submit three original paper copies for carton and container final printed labeling. All final labeling should be submitted as Product Correspondence to this BLA at the time of use (prior to marketing) and include implementation information on FDA Form 356h.
In addition, please submit the final content of labeling (21 CFR 601.14) in SPL format via the FDA automated drug registration and listing system, (eLIST), as described at http://www.fda.gov/ForIndustry/DataStandards/StructuredProductLabeling/default.htm. Information on submitting SPL files using eLIST may be found in the guidance for industry titled, “SPL Standard for Content of Labeling Technical Qs and As at http://www.fda.gov/downloads/Drugs/GuidanceComplianceRegulatoryInformation/Guidances/UCM072392.pdf.
You may submit two draft copies of the proposed introductory advertising and promotional labeling with an FDA Form 2253 to the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, Advertising and Promotional Labeling Branch, HFM-602, 1401 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852-1448. You must submit copies of your final advertisement and promotional labeling at the time of initial dissemination or publication, accompanied by Form FDA 2253 (21 CFR 601.12(f)(4)).
All promotional claims must be consistent with and not contrary to approved labeling. You should not make a comparative promotional claim or claim of superiority over other products unless you have substantial evidence or substantial clinical experience to support such claims (21 CFR 202.1(e)(6)).
Please submit an amendment to all pending supplemental applications for this BLA that include revised labeling incorporating a revised content of labeling that includes these changes.
We will include the information contained in the above referenced supplement in your BLA file.
Wellington Sun, M.D.
Division of Vaccines and
Related Products Applications
Office of Vaccines
Research and Review
Center for Biologics
Evaluation and Research
Attachment: Approved Final Draft Labeling