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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) publishes a list of information collection requests under review by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in compliance with the Start Printed Page 63925Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). To request a copy of these requests, call the CDC Reports Clearance Officer at (404) 639-5960 or send an e-mail to Send written comments to CDC Desk Officer, Office of Management and Budget, Washington, DC or by fax to (202) 395-5806. Written comments should be received within 30 days of this notice.

Proposed Project

National Surveillance for Severe Adverse Events Associated with Treatment of Latent Tuberculosis Infection (NSSAE)—Reinstatement with change—Division of Tuberculosis Elimination (DTBE), National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Background and Brief Description

Between October 2000 and September 2004, the CDC received reports of 50 patients with severe adverse events (SAEs) associated with the use of the two or three-month regimen of rifampin and pyrazinamide (RZ) for the treatment of LTBI; 12 (24%) patients died (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report 2003;52[31]:735-9). In 2004, CDC began collecting reports of SAEs associated with any treatment regimen for LTBI. For surveillance purposes, an SAE was defined as any drug-associated reaction resulting in a patient's hospitalization or death after at least one treatment dose for LTBI. During 2004-2008, CDC received 17 reports of SAEs in 15 adults and two children; all patients had received isoniazid (INH) and had experienced severe liver injury (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report 2010; 59:224-9).

The CDC requests approval for a 3-year reinstatement with change of the previously approved National Surveillance for Severe Adverse Events Associated with Treatment of Latent Tuberculosis Infection (OMB No. 0920-0773, expired April 31, 2011). The changes include a shortened data collection form and an increase in the number of respondents. This project will continue the passive reporting system for SAEs associated with therapy for LTBI. The system will rely on medical chart review and/or onsite investigations by TB control staff.

The purpose of this information collection request is to determine the annual number and trends of SAEs associated with treatment of LTBI and identify common characteristics of patients with SAEs during treatment of LTBI. Potential correspondents are any of the 60 reporting areas for the national TB surveillance system (the 50 states, the District of Columbia, New York City, Puerto Rico, and 7 jurisdictions in the Pacific and Caribbean). Data will be collected using the data collection form for adverse event associated with LTBI treatment (NSSAE). The NSSAE form is completed for each reported hospitalization or death related to treatment of LTBI and contains demographic, clinical, and laboratory information. CDC will analyze and periodically publish reports summarizing national LTBI treatment adverse events statistics and also will conduct special analyses for publication in peer-reviewed scientific journals to further describe and interpret these data.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) collects data on adverse events related to drugs through the FDA MedWatch Program. CDC is collaborating with FDA in the reporting of SAEs. Reporting will be conducted through telephone, e-mail, or during CDC site visits. In this request, CDC is requesting approval for approximately 60 burden hours annually, an estimated increase of 36 hours from the previously approved 24 hours. This is due to an estimated increase of reports of SAEs after the publication of the MMWR report on SAEs in 2010. There are no costs to respondents other than their time to gather medical records to complete the reporting form.

Estimate of Annualized Burden Hours

Type of respondentsNumber of respondentsNumber of responses per respondentAverage burden per response (in hours)
Medical Clerk1011
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Dated: October 7, 2011.

Daniel Holcomb,

Reports Clearance Officer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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[FR Doc. 2011-26595 Filed 10-13-11; 8:45 am]