Advisory Committees

UPDATED AGENDA AND PUBLIC PARTICIPATION: November 20-21, 2017: Meeting of the Pharmacy Compounding Advisory Committee Meeting Announcement

UPDATED INFORMATION (as of 10/25/2017):

The Agenda portion has been changed for the November 20-21, 2017 meeting of the Pharmacy Compounding Advisory Committee. For L-citrulline, the uses reviewed have been updated from “Hyperammonaemia due to cycle disorders” to “Hyperammonaemia due to urea cycle disorders”. In addition, “The committee also intends to discuss liposome drug products and drug products produced using hot melt extrusion technology” has been updated to “The committee also intends to discuss liposome drug products and drug products produced using hot melt extrusion.”

The public participation information has been updated. The deadline for making formal oral presentation requests has been changed from Thursday, October 26, 2017 to Wednesday, November 8, 2017 and the contact person will now notify interested persons regarding their request to speak by Thursday, November 9, 2017. All other information remains the same.


Original Information

CenterDateTimeLocation
CDERNovember 20, 2017
November 21, 2017
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

FDA White Oak Campus
The Great Room (Rm. 1503)
Building 31 Conference Center
10903 New Hampshire Avenue
Silver Spring, Maryland

Agenda

The committee intends to discuss six bulk drug substances nominated for inclusion on the section 503A Bulks List. FDA will discuss the following nominated bulk drug substances: astragalus, L-citrulline, pregnenolone, 7-keto dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA), epigallocatechin gallate (EGCg), and resveratrol. The chart below identifies the use(s) FDA reviewed for each of the six bulk drug substances being discussed at this advisory committee meeting. The nominators of these substances will be invited to make a short presentation supporting the nomination.

DrugUses Reviewed
AstragalusAllergic rhinitis, asthma, diabetes, herpes simplex keratitis, wound healing
L-citrullineHyperammonaemia due to urea cycle disorders
PregnenoloneRheumatoid arthritis, hypercholesterolemia, manic and depressive symptoms of bipolar disorder and bipolar disorder with substance abuse (dual diagnosis), positive and negative symptoms of schizophrenia
7-keto dehydroepiandrosteroneWeight loss, Raynaud’s phenomena
Epigallocatechin gallateTreatment of obesity, wound healing, corneal neovascularization, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, cardiac hypertrophy, diabetes (type 1 & 2), Parkinson’s disease
ResveratrolTreatment of older adults with impaired glucose tolerance, pain

The committee also intends to discuss liposome drug products and drug products produced using hot melt extrusion technology for inclusion on the Difficult to Compound List. Drug products produced “by extrusion or nanotechnology” were nominated for inclusion on the Difficult to Compound List. The nominators 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 two (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: 2017 Meeting Materials, Pharmacy Compounding Advisory Committee.

Public Participation Information

Interested persons may present data, information, or views, orally or in writing, on issues pending before the committee.

FDA is establishing a docket for public comment on this meeting. The docket number is FDA-2017-N-5818. The docket will close on November 17, 2017. Submit either electronic or written comments on this public meeting by that date. Late, untimely filed comments will not be considered. Electronic comments must be submitted on or before November 17, 2017. The https://www.regulations.gov electronic filing system will accept comments until midnight Eastern Time at the end of November 17, 2017. Comments received by mail/hand delivery/courier (for written/paper submissions) will be considered timely if they are postmarked or the delivery service acceptance receipt is on or before that date.

Comments received on or before November 3, 2017, will be provided to the committee. Comments received after that date but by November 17, 2017 will be taken into consideration by the Agency.

Interested persons may submit either electronic or written comments regarding this meeting. You may submit comments as follows:

Electronic Submissions

Submit electronic comments in the following way:

  • Federal eRulemaking Portal: https://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. Comments submitted electronically, including attachments, to https://www.regulations.gov will be posted to the docket unchanged. Because your comment will be made public, you are solely responsible for ensuring that your comment does not include any confidential information that you or a third party may not wish to be posted, such as medical information, your or anyone else’s Social Security number, or confidential business information, such as a manufacturing process. Please note that if you include your name, contact information, or other information that identifies you in the body of your comments, that information will be posted on https://www.regulations.gov.
  • If you want to submit a comment with confidential information that you do not wish to be made available to the public, submit the comment as a written/paper submission and in the manner detailed (see “Written/Paper Submissions” and “Instructions”).

Written/Paper Submissions

Submit written/paper submissions as follows:

  • Mail/Hand delivery/Courier (for written/paper submissions): Division of Dockets Management (HFA-305), Food and Drug Administration, 5630 Fishers Lane, Rm. 1061, Rockville, MD 20852.
  • For written/paper comments submitted to the Division of Dockets Management, FDA will post your comment, as well as any attachments, except for information submitted, marked and identified, as confidential, if submitted as detailed in “Instructions.”

Instructions: All submissions received must include the Docket No. FDA-2017-N-5818 for “Pharmacy Compounding Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting; Establishment of a Public Docket; Request for Comments.” Received comments will be placed in the docket and, except for those submitted as “Confidential Submissions,” publicly viewable at https://www.regulations.gov or at the Division of Dockets Management between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

  • Confidential Submissions--To submit a comment with confidential information that you do not wish to be made publicly available, submit your comments only as a written/paper submission. You should submit two copies total. One copy will include the information you claim to be confidential with a heading or cover note that states “THIS DOCUMENT CONTAINS CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION.” The Agency will review this copy, including the claimed confidential information, in its consideration of comments. The second copy, which will have the claimed confidential information redacted/blacked out, will be available for public viewing and posted on https://www.regulations.gov. Submit both copies to the Division of Dockets Management. If you do not wish your name and contact information to be made publicly available, you can provide this information on the cover sheet and not in the body of your comments and you must identify this information as “confidential.” Any information marked as “confidential” will not be disclosed except in accordance with 21 CFR 10.20 and other applicable disclosure law. For more information about FDA’s posting of comments to public dockets, see 80 FR 56469, September 18, 2015, or access the information at: http://www.fda.gov/regulatoryinformation/dockets/default.htm.

Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or the electronic and written/paper comments received, go to https://www.regulations.gov and insert the docket number, found in brackets in the heading of this document, into the “Search” box and follow the prompts and/or go to the Division of Dockets Management, 5630 Fishers Lane, rm. 1061, Rockville, MD 20852.

Oral presentations from the public will be scheduled between approximately 9:35 a.m. and 9:45 a.m., 10:55 a.m. and 11:05 a.m., 12 noon and 12:10 pm, 2:05 p.m. and 2:15 p.m., 3:25 p.m. and 3:35 p.m., and 4:30 p.m. and 4:40 p.m. on November 20, 2017, and between approximately 9:40 a.m. and 9:50 a.m. and 11:10 a.m. and 11:20 a.m. on November 21, 2017. 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 October 26, 2017.

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 October 27, 2017.

Webcast Information

CDER plans to provide a free of charge, live webcast of the November 20-21, 2017 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: 2017 Meeting Materials, Pharmacy Compounding 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

  • Cindy Chee, PharmD
    Center for Drug Evaluation and Research
    Food and Drug Administration
    10903 New Hampshire Avenue
    WO31-2417
    Silver Spring, MD 20993-0002

    Phone: 301-796-9001
    Fax: 301-847-8533
    Email: PCAC@fda.hhs.gov
  • 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 web site and call the FDA Advisory Committee Information Line to learn about possible modifications before coming to the meeting.

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Answers to commonly asked questions including information regarding special accommodations due to a disability, visitor parking, and transportation may be accessed at: Common Questions and Answers about FDA Advisory Committee Meetings.

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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