[Federal Register: November 29, 2007 (Volume 72, Number 229)]
[Page 67605-67606]
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Food and Drug Administration

Gastrointestinal Drugs 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.

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    Name of Committee: Gastrointestinal 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 January 23, 2008, from 8 
a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Location: Hilton Washington DC/Silver Spring, Maryland Ballroom, 
8727 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring, MD, 301-589-5200.
    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 3014512538. 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 
    Agenda: The committee will discuss the safety and efficacy of new 
drug application (NDA) 21-775, ENTEREG (alvimopan), Adolor Corp., for 
the proposed indication of acceleration of time to upper and lower 
gastrointestinal recovery following partial large or small bowel 
resection surgery with primary anastomosis.
    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 2008 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 
January 8, 2008. 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 January 2, 2008. Time allotted for each presentation may 
be limited. If the number of registrants requesting to speak is greater 
than can be reasonable 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 January 
3, 2008.
    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 least 7 
days in advance of the meeting.
    FDA is committed to the orderly conduct of its advisory committee 
meetings. Please visit our Web site at http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/leaving.cgi?from=leavingFR.html&log=linklog&to=http://www.fda.gov/oc/advisory/default.htm
 for procedures on public conduct during advisory committee 

    Notice of this meeting is given under the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act (5 U.S.C. app. 2).

    Dated: November 26, 2007.
Randall W. Lutter,
Deputy Commissioner for Policy.
[FR Doc. E7-23177 Filed 11-28-07; 8:45 am]