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Joint Meeting of the Arthritis Advisory Committee and the Drug Safety and Risk Management Advisory Committee

Center Date Time Location
CDER February 16, 2005
February 17, 2005
February 18, 2005
8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Hilton Washington DC North
The Ballrooms
620 Perry Pkwy.
Gaithersburg, MD

The committees will discuss the overall benefit to risk considerations (including cardiovascular and gastrointestinal safety concerns) for COX-2 selective nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and related agents.

Background material and meeting information will become available no later than one business day before each meeting day (Simply select the appropriate committee link).

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 Division of Dockets Management (see Addresses). Oral presentations from the public will be scheduled between approximately 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. on February 17, 2005. Time allotted for each presentation may be limited. Those desiring to make formal oral presentations should notify the contact person before February 4, 2005, 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. Persons attending FDA's advisory committee meetings are advised that the agency is not responsible for providing access to electrical outlets.

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 Tony Slater at 301-827-7001, at least 7 days in advance of the meeting.

Electronic comments should be submitted to http://www.fda.gov/dockets/ecomments. Select "2004N-0559-Overall Benefit to Risk Considerations for COX-2 Selective Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs and Related Agents" and follow the prompts to submit your statement. Written comments should be submitted to the Division of Dockets Management (HFA-305), Food and Drug Administration, 5630 Fishers Lane, Rm. 1061, Rockville, MD 20852. Comments received by February 4, 2005, will be provided to the committee before the meeting.

Contact Person:
Kimberly Littleton Topper or Dornette Spell-LeSane, 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: 301-827-6801, e-mail: topperk@cder.fda.gov or spelllesaned@cder.fda.gov, or FDA Advisory Committee Information Line, 1-800-741-8138 (301-443-0572 in the Washington, DC area), codes 3014512532 or 3014512535. Please call the Information Line for up-to-date information on this meeting.

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