The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or Agency) is announcing the availability of a final guidance for industry entitled “Severely Debilitating or Life-Threatening Hematologic Disorders: Nonclinical Development of Pharmaceuticals.” This guidance outlines nonclinical studies recommended for the development of pharmaceuticals used to treat patients with severely debilitating or life-threatening hematologic disorders (SDLTHDs) and addresses comments received to the docket. This guidance is intended to streamline the development of pharmaceuticals used to treat patients with SDLTHDs, other than cancer, while protecting patients' safety and avoiding unnecessary use of animals, in accordance with the 3R (reduce, refine, replace) principles. This guidance applies to pharmaceuticals used both to treat the active disease and to prevent the recurrence of a life-threatening or debilitating event.
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:
Food and Drug Administration
5630 Fishers Lane, Rm 1061
Rockville, MD 20852
All comments should be identified with the title of the guidance.