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GUIDANCE DOCUMENT

Determining the Extent of Safety Data Collection Needed in Late Stage Premarket and Postapproval Clinical Investigations February 2016

Final
Issued by:
Guidance Issuing Office
Center for Drug Evaluation and Research
Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research

This guidance is intended to help sponsors determine the amount and types of safety data to collect during late-stage premarket and postapproval clinical investigations, (e.g., phase 3 clinical trials, studies of new uses, long-term outcomes). This guidance discusses a selective approach to safety data collection during late-stage premarket development or during the postapproval stage based on what is already known about a drug’s safety profile. This guidance provides recommendations on when to consider selective safety data collection and how to do so to maintain a balance between eliminating the collection of data that will not be useful and collecting sufficient data to allow adequate characterization of the safety profile of a drug. In addition, this guidance provides information to sponsors about consulting with the relevant FDA review division or divisions to determine whether a selective approach to safety data collection would be appropriate (see section V of this guidance).


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Submit comments on this guidance document electronically via docket ID: FDA-2013-S-0610 - Specific Electronic Submissions Intended For FDA's Dockets Management Staff (i.e., Citizen Petitions, Draft Proposed Guidance Documents, Variances, and other administrative record submissions)

If unable to submit comments online, please mail written comments to:

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