Advisory Committees

March 8-9, 2016: Pharmacy Compounding Advisory Committee Meeting Announcement

CDERMarch 8, 2016
March 9, 2016
8:30 4:30 p.m.
8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m
FDA White Oak Campus
The Great Room (Rm 1503)
Building 31 Conference Center
10903 New Hampshire Avenue
Silver Spring, Maryland


On March 8, 2016, the committee will discuss six bulk drug substances nominated for inclusion on the section 503A bulk drug substances list. FDA will discuss the following nominated bulk drug substances: quinacrine hydrochloride, boswellia, aloe vera 200:1 freeze dried, D-ribose, chondroitin sulfate, and acetyl-L-carnitine. The nominators of these substances will be invited to make a short presentation supporting the nomination. 

On March 9, 2016, the committee will discuss two categories of drug products nominated for the list of drug products that present demonstrable difficulties for compounding. These categories of drug products are metered dose inhalers and dry powder inhalers. The nominators who nominated the category of drugs or specific drug products in the category will be invited to make a short presentation supporting the nomination. 

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 committees.

  • Written submissions may be made to the contact person on or before March 1, 2016.
  • Oral presentations from the public will be scheduled between approximately 11 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. and 3:15 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on March 8, 2016, and between approximately 11:30 a.m. to 12 noon on March 9, 2016.

Those individuals interested in making 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 February 24, 2016.

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 February 25, 2016.

Webcast Information

CDER plans to provide a free of charge, live webcast of the March 8 and 9, 2016, meeting of the Pharmacy Compounding 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: 

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

Cindy Hong, PharmD
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
(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 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 disabilities. If you require accommodations due to a disability, please contact Cindy Hong at (301) 796-9001 at least 7 days in advance of the meeting. 

Answers to commonly asked questions including information regarding special accommodations due to a disability, visitor parking, and transportation may be accessed at:

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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