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Advisory Committees

July 31, 2013: Nonprescription Drugs Advisory Committee Meeting Announcement

Center Date Time Location
CDER July 31, 2013 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
Washington DC/Silver Spring
The Ballrooms
8727 Colesville Road
Silver Spring, Maryland
On July 31, 2013, the committee will discuss data submitted by sanofi-aventis U.S., LLC to support a supplemental new drug application (sNDA) 20468/S-035, for the switch from prescription to over-the-counter (OTC) of triamcinolone acetonide nasal spray. The proposed OTC use is "temporarily relieves these symptoms of hay fever or other upper respiratory allergies: nasal congestion, runny nose, sneezing, itchy nose.” The applicant proposes to label the product for OTC use in adults and children. The data to be discussed will include studies addressing the potential adverse effects, as well as a summary of the postmarketing experience with the triamcinolone acetonide nasal spray addressing the potential for both systemic and local effects. The committee will be asked to consider whether the data support the appropriate and safe use of triamcinolone acetonide nasal spray by OTC consumers.
Meeting Materials
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:
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 July 25, 2013.
  • Oral presentations from the public will be scheduled between approximately 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. on July 31, 2013. 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 before July 23, 2013.
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 July 24, 2013.
Webcast Information
CDER does not provide webcasts of advisory committee meetings that are held at venues other than the FDA White Oak Conference Center. Therefore, CDER will not be providing a webcast of the July 31, 2013, Nonprescription Drugs Advisory Committee meeting.
Contact Information
Glendolynn S. Johnson, Pharm.D.
Center for Drug Evaluation and Research
Food and Drug Administration
10903 New Hampshire Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20993-0002
Phone: 301-796-9001
FAX:  301-847-8533

FDA Advisory Committee Information Line
1-800-741-8138 (301-443-0572 in the Washington DC area)
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 Website and call the FDA Advisory Committee Information Line to learn about possible modifications before coming to 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 Glendolynn Johnson at (301) 796-9001 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 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).


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