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High Chemical Co. et al.; Proposal to Withdraw Approval of 13 New Drug Applications; Opportunity for a Hearing

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AGENCY:

Food and Drug Administration, HHS.

ACTION:

Notice.

SUMMARY:

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing an opportunity for a hearing on the agency's proposal to withdraw approval of 13 new drug applications (NDAs) from multiple sponsors. The basis for the proposal is that the sponsors have repeatedly failed to file required annual reports for these applications.

DATES:

Submit written requests for a hearing by February 28, 2005; submit data and information in support of the hearing request by March 29, 2005.

ADDRESSES:

Requests for a hearing, supporting data, and other comments are to be identified with Docket No. 2005N-0010 and submitted to the Division of Dockets Management (HFA-305), Food and Drug Administration, 5630 Fishers Lane, rm. 1061, Rockville, MD 20852.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Florine P. Purdie, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (HFD-7), Food and Drug Administration, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857, 301-594-2041.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The holders of approved applications to market new drugs for human use are required to submit annual reports to FDA concerning each of their approved applications in accordance with § 314.81 (21 CFR 314.81). The holders of the approved applications listed in the following table have failed to submit the required annual reports and have not responded to the agency's request by certified mail for submission of the reports.

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Application No.DrugApplicant
NDA 0-763Sterile Solution Procaine Injection 2% (Procaine Hydrochloride (HCl))High Chemical Co., 1760 N. Howard St., Philadelphia, PA 19122
NDA 2-959Nicotinic Acid (Niacin) TabletsThe Blue Line Chemical Co., 302 South Broadway, St. Louis, MO 63102
NDA 4-236Sherman (thiamine HCl) ElixirDo.
NDA 4-368Ascorbic Acid TabletsDo.
NDA 5-159D.S.D. (diethylstilbestrol dipropionate)Do.
NDA 9-452Multifuge (piperazine citrate) SyrupDo.
NDA 10-055Fire Gard Three-Alarm Burn Relief (Methylcellulose)Gard Products, Inc., 2560 Tara Lane, Brunswick, GA 31520
NDA 10-337Fling Antiperspirant Foot PowderBauer & Black, A Division of The Kendall Co., One Federal St., Boston, MA 02110
NDA 10-541BY-NA-MID (Butylphenamide or B and Zinc Oxide or Stearate) Tincture, Ointment, Lotion, and PowderMiles Inc., Cutter Biological, P.O. Box 1986, Berkeley, CA 94701
NDA 10-823BIKE Foot and Body PowderBauer & Black, A Division of The Kendall Co.
NDA 10-824BIKE Anti-Fungal Aerosol SprayDo.
NDA 11-233TKO with Entrin Roll-On LiquidModern-Labs, Inc., Maple Rd., Gambrills, MD 21504
NDA 19-432Spectamine (Iofetamine Hydrochloride I-123) InjectionIMP Inc., 8050 El Rio, Houston, TX 77054

Therefore, notice is given to the holders of the approved applications listed in the table and to all other interested persons that the Director of the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research proposes to issue an order under section 505(e) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (the act) (21 U.S.C. 355(e)) withdrawing approval of the applications and all amendments and supplements thereto on the ground that the applicants have failed to submit reports required under § 314.81.

In accordance with section 505 of the act and 21 CFR part 314, the applicants are hereby provided an opportunity for a hearing to show why the applications listed previously should not be withdrawn and an opportunity to raise, for administrative determination, all issues relating to the legal status of the drug products covered by these applications.

An applicant who decides to seek a hearing shall file: (1) A written notice of participation and request for a hearing (see DATES) and (2) the data, information, and analyses relied on to demonstrate that there is a genuine and substantial issue of fact that requires a hearing (see DATES). Any other interested person may also submit comments on this document. The procedures and requirements governing this notice of opportunity for a hearing, notice of participation and request for a hearing, information and analyses to justify a hearing, other comments, and a grant or denial of a hearing are contained in § 314.200 and 21 CFR part 12.

The failure of an applicant to file a timely written notice of participation and request for a hearing, as required by § 314.200, constitutes an election by that applicant not to avail itself of the opportunity for a hearing concerning the proposal to withdraw approval of the applications and constitutes a waiver of any contentions concerning the legal status of the drug products. FDA will then withdraw approval of the applications and the drug products may not thereafter lawfully be marketed, and FDA will begin appropriate regulatory action to remove the products from the market. Any new drug product marketed without an approved NDA is subject to regulatory action at any time.

A request for a hearing may not rest upon mere allegations or denials, but must present specific facts showing that there is a genuine and substantial issue of fact that requires a hearing. Reports submitted to remedy the deficiencies must be complete in all respects in accordance with § 314.81. If the submission is not complete or if a request for a hearing is not made in the required format or with the required reports, the Commissioner of Food and Drugs (the Commissioner) will enter summary judgment against the person who requests the hearing, making findings and conclusions, and denying a hearing.

All submissions under this notice of opportunity for a hearing must be filed in four copies. Except for data and information prohibited from public disclosure under section 301 of the act (21 U.S.C. 331(j)) or 18 U.S.C. 1905, the submissions may be seen in the Division of Dockets Management (see ADDRESSES) between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

This notice is issued under the act (section 505 (21 U.S.C. 355)) and under authority delegated to the Director, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, by the Commissioner.

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Dated: January 19, 2005.

Jeffrey Shuren,

Assistant Commissioner for Policy.

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[FR Doc. 05-1656 Filed 1-27-05; 8:45 am]

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