[Federal Register: January 25, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 17)]
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Food and Drug Administration

Anesthetic and Life Support 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: Anesthetic and Life Support 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 March 11, 2008, from 
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Location: Hilton Washington DC/Silver Spring, Maryland Ballroom, 
8727 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring, MD. The hotel phone number is 301-
    Contact Person: Mimi Phan, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, 
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 Washington, DC area), 
code 3014512529. 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 hotline/phone line to learn 
about possible modifications before coming to the meeting.
    Agenda: The committee will discuss the new drug application (NDA) 
22-225, sugammadex sodium injection (proposed tradename BRIDION), 
Organon USA Inc., for the proposed indication of routine reversal of 
shallow and profound neuromuscular blockade (NMB) induced by rocuronium 
or vecuronium and immediate reversal of NMB at three minutes after 
administration of rocuronium. 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 link.
    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 
February 26, 2008. Oral presentations from the public will be scheduled 
between approximately 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Those desiring to make formal 
oral presentation 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 February 15, 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 February 
19, 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: January 17, 2008.
Randall W. Lutter,
Deputy Commissioner for Policy.
[FR Doc. E8-1239 Filed 1-24-08; 8:45 am]