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Antiviral 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: Antiviral 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 May 13 and 14, 2003, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Location: Holiday Inn, The Ballrooms, Two Montgomery Village Ave., Gaithersburg, MD.

Contact Person: Tara P. Turner, 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, e-mail: TurnerT@cder.fda.gov, or FDA Advisory Committee Information Line, 1-800-741-8138 (301-443-0572 in the Washington, DC area), code 12531. Please call the Information Line for up-to-date information on this meeting.

Agenda: On May 13, 2003, the committee will discuss new drug applications (NDA) 21-567 and 21-568, REYATAZ (atazanavir sulfate) capsules and powder for oral use, Bristol-Myers Squibb Co., proposed for the treatment of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection in combination with other antiretroviral agents. On May 14, 2003, the committee will discuss supplemental new drug application (SNDA) 20-550/S-019, VALTREX (valacyclovir hydrochloride) caplets, GlaxoSmithKline, proposed for reduction of the risk of transmission of genital herpes with the use of suppressive therapy.

Procedure: Interested persons may present data, information, or views, orally or in writing, on issues pending before the committee. Written submissions may be made to the contact person by May 6, 2003. Oral presentations from the public will be scheduled between approximately 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. on May 13, 2003, and between approximately 11 a.m. and 12 noon on May 14, 2003. Time allotted for each presentation may be limited. Those desiring to make formal oral presentations should notify the contact person before May 6, 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 contact Tara Turner at least 7 days in advance of the meeting.

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

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Dated: April 7, 2003.

Linda Arey Skladany,

Associate Commissioner for External Relations.

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[FR Doc. 03-9031 Filed 4-11-03; 8:45 am]

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