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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: Pediatric 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 19, 2013, from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and September 20, 2013, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Location: Doubletree Hilton Hotel, 8727 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring, MD 20910, 301-589-5200 or visit the hotel's Web site at​en/​hotels/​maryland/​doubletree-by-hilton-hotel-washington-dc-silver-spring-DCASSDT/​index.html.

Contact Person: Walter Ellenberg, Office of the Commissioner, Food and Drug Administration, 10903 New Hampshire Ave., Bldg. 32, rm. 5154, Silver Spring, MD 20993, 301-796-0885, email or FDA Advisory Committee Information Line, 1-800-741-8138 (301-443-0572 in the Washington, DC area). 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 at​AdvisoryCommittees/​default.htm and scroll down to the appropriate advisory committee meeting link, or call the advisory committee information line to learn about possible modifications before coming to the meeting.

Agenda: On September 19, 2013, and September 20, 2013, the Pediatric Advisory Committee (PAC) will meet to discuss pediatric-focused safety reviews, as mandated by the Best Pharmaceuticals for Children Act (Pub. L. 107-109) and the for Pediatric Research Equity Act (Pub. L. 108-155).

On September 19, 2013, the PAC will meet to discuss Cervarix (human papillomavirus Bivalent (Types 16 and 18) vaccine); Gammagard Liquid (Immune Globulin Infusion (human)); Hemacord (hematopoietic progenitor cells, cord blood); Copegus and Pegasys (rivabirin and peginterferon alfa-2a); Chantix (varenicline tartrate); Isentress (raltegravir potassium); Intuniv (guanfacine), Topamax (topiramate); Faslodex (fulvestrant); Ixempra Kit (ixabepilone); and Plavix (clopidogrel bisulfate). An update on the drug program for KidNet will be provided. On September 20, 2013, the PAC will meet to discuss the Berlin Heart EXCOR Pediatric Ventricular Assist Device; Melody Transcatheter Pulmonary Heart Valve (TPV); and Elana Surgical Kit (HUD). On September 20, 2013, the committee will also receive and discuss a report on the September 9 and 10, 2013, meeting of the Pediatric Ethics Subcommittee of the PAC concerning their discussion of the ethical issues involved in the development of pediatric medical countermeasures.

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​AdvisoryCommittees/​Calendar/​default.htm. Scroll down to the appropriate advisory committee meeting 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 August 30, 2013. Oral presentations from the public will be scheduled on September 19, 2013, between approximately 11:30 a.m. and 12 noon, and on September 20, 2013, between 10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Those individuals interested in making 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 22, 2013. 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 August 26, 2013.

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 Walter Ellenberg at 301-796-0885, email, 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​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).

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Dated: August 6, 2013.

Jill Hartzler Warner,

Acting Associate Commissioner for Special Medical Programs.

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[FR Doc. 2013-19522 Filed 8-12-13; 8:45 am]