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January 9, 2015 Approval Letter - Prevnar 13

January 9, 2015 Approval Letter - Prevnar 13

Our STN:  BL 125324/1174                                         

Wyeth Pharmaceuticals
Attention:  Elysia Tusavitz
401 N. Middletown Road
Pearl River, NY 10965

Dear Ms. Tusavitz:

We have approved your request to supplement your biologics license application for Pneumococcal 13-valent Conjugate Vaccine (Diphtheria CRM197 Protein), Prevnar 13®, to include language in the US Package Insert (USPI) regarding the effect of prophylactic antipyretic medication on the immunogenicity of Prevnar 13 when given with routine pediatric vaccinations in healthy infants.

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.
WO71-G112
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 this change.

We will include information contained in the above-referenced supplement in your biologics license application file.

Sincerely yours,

Wellington Sun, M.D.
Director
Division of Vaccines and
Related Product Applications
Office of Vaccines
Research and Review
Center for Biologics
Evaluation and Research

Attachment:  Approved Final Draft Labeling