[Federal Register: September 24, 2003 (Volume 68, Number 185)]
[Notices]               
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From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Food and Drug Administration

 
Dermatologic and Ophthalmic Drugs Advisory Committee; Notice of 
Meeting

AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS.

ACTION: Notice.

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    This notice announces a forthcoming meeting of a public advisory 
committee of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The meeting will 
be open to the public.
    Name of Committee: Dermatologic and Ophthalmic Drugs Advisory 
Committee.
    General Function of the Committee: To provide advice and 
recommendations to the agency on FDA's regulatory issues.
    Date and Time: The meeting will be held on September 25, 2003, from 
8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
    Location: Holiday Inn, The Ballrooms, Two Montgomery Village Ave., 
Gaithersburg, MD.
    Contact Person: Kimberly Littleton Topper, Center for Drug 
Evaluation and Research (HFD-21), Food and Drug Administration, 5600 
Fishers Lane (for express delivery, 5630 Fishers Lane, rm. 1093) 
Rockville, MD 20857, 301-827-7001, e-mail: topperk@cder.fda.gov, or FDA 
Advisory Committee Information Line, 1-800-741-8138 (301-443-0572 in 
the Washington, DC area), code 12534. Please call the Information Line 
for up-to-date information on this meeting.
    Agenda: The committee will discuss study designs of trials in the 
treatment of myopia.
    Procedure: 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 by September 19, 
2003. Oral presentations from the public will be scheduled between 
approximately 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Time allotted for each presentation may 
be limited. Those desiring to make formal oral presentations should 
notify the contact person before September 19, 2003, 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.
    Persons attending FDA's advisory committee meetings are advised 
that the agency is not responsible for providing access to electrical 
outlets.

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    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 Kimberly Littleton 
Topper at least 7 days in advance of the meeting.
    FDA regrets that it was unable to publish this notice 15 days prior 
to the September 25, 2003, Dermatologic and Ophthalmic Drugs Advisory 
Committee meeting. Because the agency believes there is some urgency to 
bring this issue to public discussion and qualified members of the 
Dermatologic and Ophthalmic Drugs Advisory Committee were available at 
this time, the Commissioner of Food and Drugs concluded that it was in 
the public interest to hold this meeting even if there was not 
sufficient time for the customary 15-day public notice.
    Notice of this meeting is given under the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act (5 U.S.C. app. 2).

    Dated: September 17, 2003.
Peter J. Pitts,
Associate Commissioner for External Relations.
[FR Doc. 03-24220 Filed 9-22-03; 11:52 am]

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