[Federal Register: July 20, 2007 (Volume 72, Number 139)]
[Page 39815]
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Food and Drug Administration

Joint Meeting of the Cardiovascular and Renal Drugs Advisory 
Committee and the Drug Safety and Risk Management Advisory Committee; 
Notice of Meeting

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 Committees: Cardiovascular and Renal Drugs Advisory 
Committee and the Drug Safety and Risk Management Advisory Committee.
    General Function of the Committees: To provide advice and 
recommendations to the agency on FDA's regulatory issues.
    Date and Time: The meeting will be held on September 11, 2007, from 
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Location: Hilton Washington DC North/Gaithersburg, The Ballrooms, 
620 Perry Pkwy., Gaithersburg, MD, 301-977-8900.
    Contact Person: Mimi Phan, 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: Mimi.Phan@fda.hhs.gov, or FDA Advisory 
Committee Information Line, 1-800-741-8138 (301-443-0572 in the 
Washington, DC area), code 3014512533 or 3014512535. Please call the 
Information Line for up-to-date information on this meeting. A notice 
in the Federal Register about last minute modifications that impact a 
previously announced advisory committee meeting cannot always be 
published quickly enough to provide timely notice. Therefore, you 
should always check the agency's Web site and call the appropriate 
advisory committee hot line/phone line to learn about possible 
modifications before coming to the meeting.
    Agenda: The committee will discuss updated information on the risks 
and benefits of erythropoeisis-stimulating agents (ARANESP, Amgen, 
Inc., EPOGEN, Amgen, Inc., and PROCRIT, Amgen, Inc.) when used in the 
treatment of anemia due to chronic renal failure. This discussion 
follows a March 9, 2007, FDA Public Health Advisory regarding the use 
of these agents (http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/leaving.cgi?from=leavingFR.html&log=linklog&to=http://www.fda.gov/cder/drug/advisory/RHE2007.htm).

    FDA intends to make background material available to the public no 
later than 2 business days before the meeting. If FDA is unable to post 
the background material on its Web site prior to the meeting, the 
background material will be made publicly available at the location of 
the advisory committee meeting, and the background material will be 
posted on FDA's Web site after the meeting. Background material is 
available 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, click on 

the year 2007 and scroll down to the appropriate advisory committee 
    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 
August 27, 2007. Oral presentations from the public will be scheduled 
between approximately 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. 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 August 17, 2007. Time allotted for each presentation may 
be limited. If the number of registrants requesting to speak is greater 
than can be reasonably accommodated during the scheduled open public 
hearing session, FDA may conduct a lottery to determine the speakers 
for the scheduled open public hearing session. The contact person will 
notify interested persons regarding their request to speak by August 
20, 2007.
    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 Mimi Phan at 301-
827-7001, 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: July 16, 2007.
Randall W. Lutter,
Deputy Commissioner for Policy.
[FR Doc. E7-14086 Filed 7-19-07; 8:45 am]