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Advisory Committees

UPDATED: December 11, 2013: Endocrinologic and Metabolic Drugs Advisory Committee Meeting Announcement


The start time for the December 11, 2013 Endocrinologic and Metabolic Drugs Advisory Committee meeting has changed to 7:45 a.m.

The time should be updated to read: “7:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.” 




CDERDecember 11, 2013
7:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
FDA White Oak Campus
Building 31
The Great Room (Rm. 1503)
White Oak Conference Center
10903 New Hampshire Avenue
Silver Spring, Maryland


The committee will discuss the safety and efficacy of biologic licensing application (BLA) 125390, metreleptin for injection, sponsored by Amylin Pharmaceuticals, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Bristol Myers Squibb. The proposed indication for metreleptin is the treatment of metabolic disorders associated with lipodystrophy, including diabetes mellitus and/or hypertriglyceridemia (elevated triglyceride levels in the blood) in pediatric and adult patients with inherited or acquired lipodystrophy. (Lipodystrophies are rare medical conditions of abnormal loss of the body's fatty tissues.) 
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
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 November 26, 2013.
  • Oral presentations from the public will be scheduled between approximately 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on December 11, 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 November 18, 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 November 19, 2013.
Webcast Information
CDER plans to provide a free of charge, live webcast of the December 11, 2013, meeting of the Endocrinologic and Metabolic Drugs Advisory Committee. While CDER is working to make webcasts available to the public for all advisory committee meetings held at the White Oak campus, there are instances where the webcast transmission is not successful; staff will work to re-establish the transmission as soon as possible. Further information regarding the webcast, including the web address for the webcast, will be made available at least 2 days in advance of the meeting at the following website: 2013 Meeting Materials, Endocrinologic and Metabolic Drugs Advisory Committee.
CDER plans to post archived webcasts after the meeting, however, in cases where transmission was not successful, archived webcasts will not be available.
Contact Information
  • Karen Abraham-Burrell, PharmD
    Center for Drug Evaluation and Research
    Food and Drug Administration
    10903 New Hampshire Avenue
    Silver Spring, MD 20993
    Phone: 301-796-9001
    Fax: 301-847-8533
  • FDA Advisory Committee Information Line
    (301-443-0572 in the Washington DC area)- follow the prompts to the desired center or product 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 Web site 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 Karen Abraham-Burrell at (301) 796-9001 at least 7 days in advance of the meeting.
Information regarding ground transportation, airport information, lodging, driving directions and visitor parking, and security can be accessed at: Public Meetings at the FDA White Oak Campus.
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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