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April 13, 2010: Pharmaceutical Science and Clinical Pharmacology Advisory Committee Meeting Announcement

CDERApril 13, 2010
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Hilton Washington D.C./Silver Spring
The Ballrooms
8727 Colesville Road
Silver Spring, Maryland
Telephone: (301) 589-5200


The committee will receive presentations from the Office of Generic Drugs (OGD) and discuss two bioequivalence (BE) topics relevant to generic drug approval: (1) revising the BE approaches for critical dose drugs; and (2) the use of partial area under the curve (AUC) for the evaluation of abbreviated new drug applications (ANDAs) for products with complex pharmacokinetic profiles. Bioequivalence refers to the evaluation of equivalence in the rate and extent of drug absorption between two preparations of the same drug. Critical dose drugs are medicines that require a narrow (or "critical") dose range to achieve and maintain their intended effects and to reduce serious adverse drug reactions. The "area under the curve" is the area under a plot of drug concentration in the bloodstream versus time; it is a measure of the extent of exposure to a drug after a dose is administered.

Meeting Materials

Public Participation Information

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 March 30, 2010
  • Oral presentations from the public will be scheduled between approximately 1 p.m. to 2 p.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 proposed participants, and an indication of the approximate time requested to make their presentation on or March 22, 2010.

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 23, 2010.

Contact Information

  • Anuja Patel, M.P.H.
    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
    Phone: 301-827-7001
    Fax: 301-827-6776
    E-mail: anuja.patel@fda.hhs.gov
  • FDA Advisory Committee Information Line
    (301-443-0572 in the Washington DC area)
    Code: 3014512539
    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 hot line/phone line to learn about possible modifications before coming to the meeting.

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.

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 Anuja Patel at (301) 827-7001 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 Public Conduct During FDA Advisory Committee Meetings for procedures on public conduct during advisory committee meetings.

Notice of this meeting is given under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. app.2).