About FDA

Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Rheumatology Products (DPARP)

Director: Sally Seymour, M.D. (acting)
Deputy Director: Vacant 
Deputy Director for Safety:  Sally Seymour, M.D.  
Chiefs, Project Management Staff: Sandy Barnes and Ladan Jafari
Associate Director for Labeling: Peter Starke, M.D.
Safety Regulatory Project Manager: Carol Hill
Administrative Officer: Stanley Allen
Technical Information Specialist: India Wilson

The Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Rheumatology Products (DPARP) regulates Investigational New Drug Applications (INDs), New Drug Applications (NDAs), and Biologics Licensing Applications (BLAs) for prescription drugs and biologics intended for the prevention, treatment, or diagnosis of conditions including:

  • Asthma
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF)
  • Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS)
  • Seasonal and perennial allergic rhinitis (SAR, PAR)
  • Chronic idiopathic urticaria (CIU)
  • Cough and cold symptoms (prescription drug products only)
  • Cough inducers (for challenge tests)
  • Hereditary angioedema (HAE)
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Familial Mediterranean Fever (FMF)
  • Rheumatological conditions, including (note: drugs for pain due to these conditions are regulated by DAAAP)
    • Rheumatoid arthritis (RA),
    • Osteoarthritis (OA),
    • Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA),
    • Ankylosing spondylitis (AS),
    • Psoriatic arthritis (PsA)
    • Gout
    • Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)
    • Scleroderma
    • Vasculitis, including Wegener’s granulomatosis and microscopic polyangitis
  • Cystic fibrosis (except infections associated with CF)
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS)
  • Products for critical care (e.g., epinephrine)
  • Surfactants for infant respiratory distress syndrome (RDS)
  • Muscle relaxants
  • Corticosteroids, except ophthalmological and topical
Mailing Address:
Food and Drug Administration
Center for Drug Evaluation and Research
Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Rheumatology Products
5901-B Ammendale Road
Beltsville, MD 20705-1266
Phone: (301) 796-2300
Fax: (301) 796-9728


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