Psychopharmacologic Drugs Advisory Committee

October 25, 2005

Briefing Information


On October 25, 2005, the committee will discuss issues and questions pertinent to the need for longer-term efficacy data for proposed drug treatments for chronic psychiatric disorders, and issues and questions pertinent to optimal study designs for obtaining valid information about longer-term benefits of drug treatment.




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FDA Background Memo





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Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc.



On October 26, 2005, the committee will discuss the question of whether or not dietary restrictions would be needed for the 20 milligrams (mg) dose for proposed trade name EMSAM (selegiline transdermal system) (new drug applications (NDAs): NDA 21-336, short-term claim, and NDA 21-708, longer-term claim, Somerset Pharmaceuticals), for the treatment of major depressive disorder.


The materials for the October 26, 2005 session will be posted on October 25, 2005.