Food and Drug Administration

Drug Safety and Risk Management Adivsory Committee

December 4, 2003

Briefing Information

Welcoming Letter, Dr. Paul Seligman, MD, MPH, FDA (PDF)

Table of Contents (HTM) (PDF) (Word)

Executive Summary - Decreasing Medication Errors by Minimizing Proprietary Drug Name Confusion (HTM) (PDF) (Word)

Federal Register's Notice of Meeting (PDF)

PhRMA's Letter Requesting an Extension of the Comment Period Regarding the Public Meeting - Minimizing Medication Errors-Methods for Evaluating Proprietary Names for Their Confusion Potential (Docket No. 02N-0201) (PDF)

Evaluating Drug Names for Similarities: Methods and Approaches Public Meeting (PDF)

Trademark Evaluation Process an Industry Perspective, Sharon Olmstead, Pfizer (HTM) (PPT)

Proprietary Name Testing Using "Prescription Analysis Studies," Thomas Hassall, MS Merck Research Laboratories (HTM) (PPT)

Trademark Development: Marketing Activities (PDF)

Look-Alike and Sound-Alike Medications - Practitioner Perspectives, Dr. Timothy Lesar, PharmD, Albany Medical Center (HTM) (PPT)

Proprietary Names and the Drug Approval Process, Dr. John Jenkins, MD, FCCP, FDA (HTM) (PPT)

Current Practices for Data Collection & Decision Analysis, Robert Lee, Jr., PhRMA Trademark Subcommittee (HTM) (PPT)

Evaluating Drug Names for Similarities: Techniques and Methods Used to Collect Data and Make Decisions, Brna Institute, Inc. (PDF)

DMETS Evaluation of Proprietary Names, Jerry Phillips, RPh, FDA (HTM) (PPT)

Evaluating Names for Similarities: Methods and Approaches' Public Meeting, Interbrand Wood Healthcare (HTM) (PPT)

Medication Error, Dr. Brian Strom, MD, MPH, University of Pennsylvania (HTM) (PPT)

Screening Proprietary Drug Names for Similarities: Research Design and Questionnaire Sturcture, Dr. Shari Diamond, JD, PhD, Northwestern University (HTM) (PPT)

Evaluating Drug Names Similarities Applying Handwriting Recognition Technologies, Kaz Jaszczak, Parascript, LLC (PDF)

Expert Committees, Dr. R Shangraw, Jr., PhD, PRoject Performance Corp. (HTM) (PPT)

Computational Linguistic Techniques Applied to Drugname Matching, Bonnie Dorr, University of MD (HTM) (PPT)

Computer Assisted Decision Analysis in Drug Naming, Dr. Bruce Lambert, PhD, University of Illinois (PDF)

Screening for Drug Similarities with Human Factors Engineering & Failure Mode and Effects Analysis, Dr. John Gosbee, MD, MS, VA Nat'l. Center for Patient Safety (PDF)

Evaluating Drug Names for Simiarities: Methods and Approaches Pubic Meeting, Dr. Bill Cambell, PhD, UNC School of Pharmacy (HTM) (PPT)

Bibliography (HTM) (PDF) (Word)

Medication Errors, FDA (PDF)