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Pediatric Subcommittee of the Anti-Infective Drugs Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting

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AGENCY:

Food and Drug Administration, HHS.

ACTION:

Notice.

This notice announces a forthcoming meeting of a public advisory committee of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The meeting will be open to the public.

Name of Committee: Pediatric Subcommittee of the Anti-Infective Drugs Advisory Committee.

General Function of the Committee: To provide advice and recommendations to the agency on FDA's regulatory issues.

Date and Time: The meeting will be held on March 3, 2003, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Location: Center for Drug Evaluation and Research Advisory Committee Conference Room, rm. 1066, 5630 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD.

Contact Person: Thomas H. Perez, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (HFD-21), Food and Drug Administration, 5600 Fishers Lane (for express delivery, 5630 Fishers Lane, rm. 1093), Rockville, MD 20857, 301-827-7001, or e-mail: perezt@cder.fda.gov or FDA Advisory Information Line, 1-800-741-8138 (301-443-0572 in the Washington, DC area), code 12530. Please call the Information Line for up-to-date information on this meeting.

Agenda: On March 3, 2003, the subcommittee will discuss the development of antiretroviral drugs in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected and HIV-exposed neonates younger than 4 weeks of age. Following this at 2:45 p.m., the agency will provide an update to the subcommittee on the Adverse Event Reporting plan as mandated in section 17 of the Best Pharmaceuticals for Children Act. After this presentation, at approximately 3:45 p.m., the agency will provide an update on pediatric initiatives within the agency.

The background material for this meeting will be posted on the Internet when available, or 1 working day before the meeting at http://www.fda.gov/​ohrms/​dockets/​ac/​menu.htm.

Procedure: Interested persons may present data, information, or views, orally or in writing, on issues pending before the subcommittee. Written submissions may be made to the contact person by February 21, 2003. Oral presentations from the public will be scheduled between approximately 9:50 a.m. and 10:50 a.m. Time allotted for each presentation may be limited. Those desiring to make formal oral presentations should notify the contact person by February 21, 2003, and submit a brief statement of the general nature of the evidence or arguments they wish to present, the names and addresses of proposed participants, and an indication of the approximate time requested to make their presentation.

Persons attending FDA's advisory committee meetings are advised that the agency is not responsible for providing access to electrical outlets.

FDA welcomes the attendance of the public at its advisory committee meetings and will make every effort to accommodate persons with physical disabilities or special needs. If you require special accommodations due to a disability, please notify Thomas Perez at least 7 days in advance of the meeting.

FDA regrets that it was unable to publish this notice 15 days prior to the Pediatric Subcommittee of the Anti-Infective Drugs Advisory Committee meeting. Because the agency believes there is some urgency to bring this issue to public discussion and qualified members of the Pediatric Subcommittee of the Anti-Infective Drugs Advisory Committee were available at this time, the Commissioner of Food and Drugs concluded that it was in the public interest to hold this meeting even if there was not sufficient time for the customary 15-day public notice.

Notice of this meeting is given under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. app. 2).

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Dated: February, 10, 2003.

Linda Arey Skladany,

Associate Commissioner for External Relations.

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[FR Doc. 03-4001 Filed 2-18-03; 8:45 am]

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