[Federal Register: March 5, 2007 (Volume 72, Number 42)]
[Page 9765-9766]
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Food and Drug Administration

Cardiovascular and Renal 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: Cardiovascular and Renal 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 April 18, 2007, from 8 
a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Location: Food and Drug Administration, Center for Drug Evaluation 
and Research Advisory Committee Conference Room, rm. 1066, 5630 Fishers 
Lane, Rockville, MD.
    Contact Person: Cathy A. Groupe, 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: Cathy.Groupe@fda.hhs.gov, or 
FDA Advisory Committee Information Line, 1-800-741-8138 (301-443-0572 
in the Washington, DC area), code 3014512533. Please call the 
information line for up-to-date information on this meeting.
    Agenda: The committee will discuss supplemental new drug 
application (sNDA) 20-758/S-037, AVALIDE (irbesartan plus 
hydrochlorothiazide), Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. The sponsor is seeking 
approval for first-line use in hypertensive patients unlikely to 
achieve blood pressure goals on one drug. The committee will be asked 
to consider what constitutes adequate data to support such a claim and 
how the information can be most usefully displayed in labeling.
    FDA intends to make background material available to the public no 
later than 1 business day 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 
April 3, 2007. Oral presentations from the public will be scheduled 
between approximately 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.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

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proposed participants and an indication of the approximate time 
requested to make their presentation on or before March 26, 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 March 27, 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 Cathy Groupe 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: February 26, 2007.
Randall W. Lutter,
Associate Commissioner for Policy and Planning.
[FR Doc. E7-3721 Filed 3-2-07; 8:45 am]