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Anti-Infective Drugs Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting

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Food and Drug Administration, HHS.



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: 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 September 11 and 12, 2006, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Location: Hilton-Gaithersburg, Salons A, B, and C, 620 Perry Pkwy, Gaithersburg, MD.

Contact Person: Sohail Mosaddegh, 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, fax: 301-827-6776, e-mail:, or FDA Advisory Committee Information Line, 1-800-741-8138 (301-443-0572 in the Washington DC area), code 3014512530. Please call the Information Line for up-to-date information on this meeting. The background material will become available no later than the day before the meeting and will be posted on FDA's Web site at​ohrms/​dockets/​ac/​acmenu.htm under the heading “Anti-Infective Drugs Advisory Committee (AIDAC).” (Click on the year 2006 and scroll down to AIDAC meetings.)

Agenda: On September 11, 2006, the committee will discuss new drug applications (NDAs) 21-931, garenoxacin mesylate tablets, 400 milligrams (mg) and 600 mg, and NDA 21-932, intravenous garenoxacin mesylate, 400 mg (200 milliliters (mL) of 2 mg/mL) and 600 mg (300 mL of 2 mg/mL), proposed trade name GENINAX, submitted by Schering Corp., for the proposed treatment indications of acute bacterial exacerbation of chronic bronchitis, acute bacterial sinusitis, community-acquired pneumonia, complicated and uncomplicated skin and skin structure infections, and complicated intra-abdominal infections. On September 12, 2006, the committee will discuss supplemental new drug application (sNDA) 21-158/S-006, Factive (gemifloxacin mesylate) Tablets, submitted by Oscient Pharmaceuticals Corp., for the proposed treatment of acute bacterial sinusitis.

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 on or before August 25, 2006. Oral presentations from the public will be scheduled between approximately 1:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. on September 11, 2006, and between approximately 1 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. on September 12, 2006. Time allotted for each presentation may be limited. Those desiring to make formal oral presentations should notify the contact person 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 on or before August 25, 2006.

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 Sohail Mosaddegh (see Contact Person) at least 7 days in advance of the meeting.Start Printed Page 42097

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

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Dated: July 17, 2006.

Randall W. Lutter,

Associate Commissioner for Policy and Planning.

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[FR Doc. E6-11772 Filed 7-24-06; 8:45 am]