February 27, 2015 Approval Letter - Rotarix
Our STN: BL 125265/484
Attention: Michael Schwartz
2301 Renaissance Boulevard, Building 510
P.O. Box 61540
King of Prussia, PA 19406-2772
Dear Dr. Schwartz:
We have approved your request to supplement your biologics license application for Rotavirus Vaccine, Live, Oral, Rotarix®, manufactured at your (b)(4), Belgium facility, to include product labeling to indicate that the diluent in oral applicators should be stored at 2-8°C or at controlled room temperature up to 25°C instead of the current recommendation for storage at 20-25°C.
Please provide your final content of labeling in Structured Product Labeling (SPL) format and include the carton and container labels. In addition, please submit three original paper copies for carton and container final printed labeling. All final labeling should be submitted as Product Correspondence to this BLA at the time of use (prior to marketing) and include implementation information on FDA Form 356h.
In addition, please submit the final content of labeling (21 CFR 601.14) in SPL format via the FDA automated drug registration and listing system, (eLIST), as described at: http://www.fda.gov/ForIndustry/DataStandards/StructuredProductLabeling/default.htm. Information on submitting SPL files using eLIST may be found in the guidance for industry titled, “SPL Standard for Content of Labeling Technical Qs and As at: http://www.fda.gov/downloads/Drugs/GuidanceComplianceRegulatoryInformation/Guidances/UCM072392.pdf.
You may submit two draft copies of the proposed introductory advertising and promotional labeling with an FDA Form 2253 to the Advertising and Promotional Labeling Branch at the following address:
Food and Drug Administration
Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research
Document Control Center
10903 New Hampshire Ave.
Silver Spring, MD 20993-0002
You must submit copies of your final advertisement and promotional labeling at the time of initial dissemination or publication, accompanied by Form FDA 2253 (21 CFR 601.12(f)(4)).
All promotional claims must be consistent with and not contrary to approved labeling. You should not make a comparative promotional claim or claim of superiority over other products unless you have substantial evidence or substantial clinical experience to support such claims (21 CFR 202.1(e)(6)).
Please submit an amendment to all pending supplemental applications for this BLA that include revised labeling incorporating a revised content of labeling that includes these changes.
We will include the information contained in the above referenced supplement in your BLA file.
Wellington Sun, M.D.
Division of Vaccines
and Related Products Applications
Office of Vaccines
Research and Review
Center for Biologics
Evaluation and Research
Attachment: Approved Final Draft Labeling