Arthritis Advisory Committee

June 2, 2004

8 am 5 pm

ACS Conference Room, 5630 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD

 

Chronic Gout

(Draft) Agenda

 

8:00 Call to Order and Introductions Alan Gibofsky, MD, LLB

Conflict of Interest Statement Kimberly Littleton Topper, M.S.

8:15 Welcome Brian E. Harvey, MD, PhD.

Introduction and Overview of the topic: James P. Witter, MD, PhD

8:45 Background and Scientific Status: Robert A. Terkeltaub, MD

9:30 Presentation, Oxyprim Cardiome

10:30 Break

10:45 FDA Presentation, Oxyprim Maria Lourdes Villalba, MD

11:30 Lunch

1:00 Open Public Hearing

2:00 Discussion

5:00 Adjourn

 

 

 

GENERAL AREAS FOR DISCUSSION

 

CHRONIC GOUT AND HYPERURICEMIA TRIAL DESIGN:

 

The appropriate design of trials to demonstrate both efficacy and safety of new therapies for treatment of hyperuricemia associated with chronic gout is critical in order to facilitate the development of useful products. The areas for discussion at this advisory committee meeting will include the following:

1)    Inclusion and exclusion criteria

a.     baseline serum uric acid level

b.     renal insufficiency

c.     subjects with tophi

2)    Trial duration

3)    Placebo controlled trials vs non-inferiority trials

4)    Concomitant medications

5)    Choice of outcome measures:

a.     serum uric acid levels

b.     number of clinical exacerbations

 

 

 

 

Arthritis Advisory Committee

June 3, 2004

8 am 5 pm

ACS Conference Room, 5630 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD

 

Acute Gout

(Draft) Agenda

 

8:00 Call to Order and Introductions Allan Gibofsky, MD, JD

Conflict of Interest Statement Kimberly Littleton Topper, M.S.

8:15 Welcome Brian E. Harvey, MD, PhD.

Introduction and Overview of the topic: Joel Schiffenbauer, MD

8:45 Background and Scientific Status: John J. Cush, MD

9:30 Presentation, Arcoxia for gout Merck

10:30 Break

10:45 Discussion

11:30 Lunch

1:00 Open Public Hearing

2:00 Discussion

5:00 Adjourn

 

 

 

GENERAL AREAS FOR DISCUSSION

 

ACUTE GOUT TRIAL DESIGN:

 

Individuals with acute gout often experience significant pain. Therefore it is important to carefully assess any new therapy for both efficacy and safety. However, there have been a limited number of trials in this area. The areas for discussion during this advisory committee meeting will include the following:

1)    Inclusion and exclusion criteria:

a.     polyarticular vs mono-articular gout

b.     baseline pain

2)    Placebo controlled trials vs non-inferiority trials

3)    Duration of trials

4)    Concomitant medications

5)    Choice of outcome measures

a. methods to assess signs and symptoms