[Federal Register: October 20, 2006 (Volume 71, Number 203)]
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Food and Drug Administration

Arthritis 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: Arthritis 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 November 29, 2006, from 
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Location: Hilton Washington DC North/Gaithersburg, The Ballrooms, 
620 Perry Pkwy., Gaithersburg, MD.
    Contact Person: Johanna M. Clifford, 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, FAX: 301-827-6776, e-mail: Johanna.Clifford@fda.hhs.gov, 
or FDA Advisory Committee Information Line, 1-800-741-8138 (301-443-
0572 in the Washington, DC area), code 3014512532. Please call the 
Information Line for up-to-date information on this meeting. The 
background material will become available no later than the day before 
the meeting and will be posted on FDA's Web site at http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/leaving.cgi?from=leavingFR.html&log=linklog&to=http://www.fda.gov/ohrms/dockets/ac/acmenu.htm
 under the heading ``Arthritis Advisory 

Committee.'' (Click on the year 2006 and scroll down to the above named 
committee meeting).
    Agenda: The committee will discuss the safety and efficacy of the 
nonsteriodal anti-inflammatory drug (COX-2 inhibitor) new drug 
application (NDA) 20-998/S021, CELEBREX (celecoxib), Pfizer, Inc., for 
the proposed indication of the relief of the signs and symptoms of 
juvenile rheumatoid arthritis in patients 2 years and older.
    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 on or before 
November 15, 2006. Oral presentations from the public will be scheduled 
between approximately 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Time allotted for each 
presentation may be limited. Those desiring to make formal oral 
presentations should notify the contact person 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 
on or before November 15, 2006.
    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 Johanna Clifford 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: October 13, 2006.
Randall W. Lutter,
Associate Commissioner for Policy.
[FR Doc. 06-8787 Filed 10-19-06; 8:45 am]