[Federal Register: December 19, 2007 (Volume 72, Number 243)]
[Page 71923-71924]
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Food and Drug Administration

Psychopharmacologic 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.
    Name of Committee: Psychopharmacologic 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 February 6, 2008, from 8 
a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Location: Crowne Plaza Silver Spring, Kennedy Ballroom, 8777 
Georgia Ave., Silver Spring, MD. The hotel phone number is 301-587-
    Contact Person: Diem-Kieu Ngo, 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: 
diemkieu.ngo@fda.hhs.gov, or FDA Advisory Committee Information Line, 

1-800-741-8138 (301-443-0572 in the Washington, DC area), code 
3014512544. 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 new drug application (NDA) 22-
173, ZYPREXA ADHERA (olanzapine pamoate depot) long acting

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intramuscular injection (210 milligrams (mg), 300 mg, and 405 mg per/
vial), Eli Lilly and Co., for the treatment of schizophrenia. A 
particular safety concern for discussion is the occurrence of severe 
somnolence in some patients who are administered this depot formulation 
of olanzapine.
    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 18, 2008. Oral presentations from the public will be scheduled 
between approximately 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 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 10, 2008. 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 January 11, 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 Diem-Kieu Ngo 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: December 12, 2007.
Randall W. Lutter,
Deputy Commissioner for Policy.
[FR Doc. E7-24627 Filed 12-18-07; 8:45 am]