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Public Hearing: Development of Articles for Rare Diseases, June 29-30, 2010

On Tuesday, June 29, 2010, and Wednesday, June 30, 2010, FDA's Office of Orphan Products Development will host a two-day public hearing and Webcast on the Development of Articles for Rare Diseases.

This public hearing is intended to gain from health care providers, academia, industry, patients, and other interested persons their perspectives on various aspects of the development of medical products for the diagnosis, treatment, or management of rare diseases. The input from this public hearing will help inform the work of FDA’s committee for rare diseases.

Meeting Details

  • Docket No.: FDA–2010–N–0218
  • Dates: June 29-30, 2010
  • Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM ET
  • Webcast Information
  • Public hearing physical address: White Oak Building 31 (Room 1503), 10903 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20993

Meeting Description

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing a public hearing regarding the Agency’s regulation of drugs, biological products, and devices (e.g., therapies and diagnostics) for the treatment, diagnosis and/or management of rare diseases. This public hearing is intended to gain from health care providers, academia, industry, patients, and other interested persons their perspectives on various aspects of the development of medical products for the diagnosis, treatment, or management of rare diseases. The input from this public hearing will help inform the work of FDA’s committee for rare diseases. To help solicit such information and views, FDA is seeking responses to specific questions.

How to Submit Meeting Comments

Please note: Written or electronic comments will be accepted after the hearing until August 31, 2010. All comments should be identified with the docket number (FDA–2010–N–0218).

Submit written comments to the Division of Dockets Management (HFA-305), Food and Drug Administration, 5630 Fishers Lane (Room 1061), Rockville, MD 20852.

Submit electronic comments to http://www.regulations.gov/.

Contact for Further Information

Paras M. Patel
Food and Drug Administration
Office of the Commissioner
Office of Special Medical Programs
Office of Orphan Products Development
10903 New Hampshire Avenue (Bldg. WO32-5271)
Silver Spring, MD 20993-0002
Phone: 301-796-8660
Fax: 301-847-8621
E-mail: OPDAR@fda.hhs.gov