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 Committees: Cardiovascular and Renal Drugs Advisory Committee and the Drug Safety and Risk Management Advisory Committee.
General Function of the Committees: To provide advice and recommendations to the agency on FDA's regulatory issues.
Date and Time: The meeting will be held on December 8, 2009, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Hilton Washington DC North/Gaithersburg, 620 Perry Pkwy., Gaithersburg, MD. The hotel telephone number is 301-977-8900.
Contact Person: Elaine Ferguson, 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: 301-827-6778, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, or FDA Advisory Committee Information Line, 1-800-741-8138 (301-443-0572 in the Washington, DC area), codes 3014512533 or 3014512535. Please call the Information Line for up-to-date information on this meeting. A notice in the Federal Register about last minute modifications that impact a previously announced advisory committee meeting cannot always be published quickly enough to provide timely notice. Therefore, you should always check the agency's Web site and call the appropriate advisory committee hot Start Printed Page 51293line/phone line to learn about possible modifications before coming to the meeting.
Agenda: On December 8, 2009, the committee will discuss safety considerations related to FDA-approved gadolinium-based contrast agents used with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans. An MRI is a medical imaging technique that does not require x-rays. These scans outline the internal body structures such as organs and other soft tissues. Contrast agents are substances injected into the body before MRI scans, helping doctors to better see and interpret MRI findings. FDA approved gadolinium-based contrast agents include: gadobenate dimeglumine (MULTIHANCE), gadodiamide (OMNISCAN), gadopentetate dimeglumine (MAGNEVIST), gadoteridol (PROHANCE), gadoversetamide (OPTIMARK), gadoxetate disodium (EOVIST), and gadofosveset (ABLAVAR, previously known as VASOVIST).
FDA intends to make background material available to the public no later than 2 business days before the meeting. If FDA is unable to post the background material on its Web site prior to the meeting, the background material will be made publicly available at the location of the advisory committee meeting, and the background material will be posted on FDA's Web site after the meeting. Background material is available at http://www.fda.gov/AdvisoryCommittees/Calendar/default.htm. Scroll down to the appropriate advisory committee link.
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 November 23, 2009. Oral presentations from the public will be scheduled between approximately 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. 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 November 13, 2009. Time allotted for each presentation may be limited. If the number of registrants requesting to speak is greater than can be reasonably accommodated during the scheduled open public hearing session, FDA may conduct a lottery to determine the speakers for the scheduled open public hearing session. The contact person will notify interested persons regarding their request to speak by November 16, 2009.
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 Elaine Ferguson at least 7 days in advance of the meeting.
FDA is committed to the orderly conduct of its advisory committee meetings. Please visit our Web site at http://www.fda.gov/AdvisoryCommittees/AboutAdvisoryCommittees/ucm111462.htm for procedures on public conduct during advisory committee meetings.
Notice of this meeting is given under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. app. 2).Start Signature
Dated: October 1, 2009.
Assistant Commissioner for Policy.
[FR Doc. E9-24014 Filed 10-5-09; 8:45 am]
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