[Federal Register: May 1, 2002 (Volume 67, Number 84)]
[Page 21706]
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Food and Drug Administration

Anesthetic and Life Support Drugs Advisory Committee; Notice of 

AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS.

ACTION: Notice.


    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: Anesthetic and Life Support Drugs Advisory 
    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 May 16, 2002, from 8 
a.m. to 5 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, or FDA Advisory Committee 
Information Line, 1-800-741-8138 (301-443-0572 in the Washington, DC 
area), code 12529. Please call the Information Line for up-to-date 
information on this meeting.
    Agenda: The committee will discuss specific issues in the 
development of pharmaceuticals for the treatment of neuropathy and 
neuropathic pain. Areas for discussion will include duration of 
clinical trials, evaluation of nerve function, value of 
electrophysiological endpoints, appropriate clinical endpoints, and 
appropriateness of general and specific claims.
    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 May 10, 2002. 
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 May 10, 2002, 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 
    Persons attending FDA's advisory committee meetings are advised 
that the agency is not responsible for providing access to electrical 
    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 Topper at 
least 7 days in advance of the meeting.
    Notice of this meeting is given under the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act (5 U.S.C. app. 2).

    Dated: April 24, 2002.
Linda A. Suydam,
Senior Associate Commissioner for Communications and Constituent 
[FR Doc. 02-10708 Filed 4-30-02; 8:45 am]