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Advisory Committee for Pharmaceutical Science; 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: Advisory Committee for Pharmaceutical Science.

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 October 5 and 6, 2006, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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

Contact Person: Mimi Phan, 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: 301-827-6801, e-mail: mimi.phan@fda.hhs.gov, or FDA Advisory Committee Information Line, 1-800-741-8138 (301-443-0572) in the Washington, DC area), code 3014512539. 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 http://www.fda.gov/​ohrms/​dockets/​ac/​acmenu.htm under the heading “Advisory Committee for Pharmaceutical Science.” (Click on the year 2006 and scroll down to the above named committee meeting.)

Agenda: On October 5, 2006, the committee will: (1) Receive an update on the International Conference on Harmonization Quality Topics (Q8, Q9, Q10, Q4B, QOS) and discuss the impact on current regulatory direction, and (2) receive and discuss a series of presentations from the different offices within the Office of Pharmaceutical Science on progress being made on quality-by-design (QBD) initiatives, followed by presentations from the pharmaceutical industry trade associations (The Generic Pharmaceutical Association [GPhA] and The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America [PhRMA]) on their QBD perspectives and issues. On October 6, 2006, the committee will: (1) Receive an awareness presentation on risk management for complex pharmaceuticals, (2) receive presentations and discuss bioequivalence issues pertaining to highly variable drugs, (3) discuss current thinking on issues and definitions pertaining to nanotechnology, (4) discuss implementation of definitions for topical dosage forms, and (5) receive an update and discuss current strategies and direction for the Critical Path Initiative.

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 September 21, 2006. Oral presentations from the public will be scheduled between approximately 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. each day. 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 September 21, 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 Mimi Phan 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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August 8, 2006.

Randall W. Lutter,

Associate Commissioner for Policy and Planning.

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[FR Doc. E6-13506 Filed 8-16-06; 8:45 am]

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