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Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for Office of Management and Budget Review; Comment Request; Investigational New Drug Safety Reporting Requirements for Human Drug and Biological Products and Safety Reporting Requirements for Bioavailability and Bioequivalence Studies in Humans

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AGENCY:

Food and Drug Administration, HHS.

ACTION:

Notice.

SUMMARY:

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing that a proposed collection of information has been submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.

DATES:

Fax written comments on the collection of information by December 2, 2013.

ADDRESSES:

To ensure that comments on the information collection are received, OMB recommends that written comments be faxed to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, OMB, Attn: FDA Desk Officer, FAX: 202-395-7285, or emailed to oira_submission@omb.eop.gov. All comments should be identified with the OMB control number 0910-0672. Also include the FDA docket number found in brackets in the heading of this document.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

FDA PRA Staff, Office of Operations, Food and Drug Administration, 1350 Piccard Dr., PI50-400B, Rockville, MD 20850, PRAStaff@fda.hhs.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

In compliance with 44 U.S.C. 3507, FDA has submitted the following proposed collection of information to OMB for review and clearance.

Investigational New Drug Safety Reporting Requirements for Human Drug and Biological Products and Safety Reporting Requirements for Bioavailability and Bioequivalence Studies in Humans—(OMB Control Number 0910-0672)—Extension

In the Federal Register of September 29, 2010 (75 FR 59935), FDA published a document entitled “Investigational New Drug Safety Reporting Requirements for Human Drug and Biological Products and Safety Reporting Requirements for Bioavailability and Bioequivalence Studies in Humans.” The document clarified the Agency's expectations for timely review, evaluation, and submission of relevant and useful safety information and implemented internationally harmonized definitions and reporting standards for IND safety reports. The document also required safety reporting for bioavailability and bioequivalence studies. The document was intended to improve the utility of IND safety reports, expedite FDA's review of critical safety information, better protect human subjects enrolled in clinical trials, and harmonize safety reporting requirements internationally.

The rulemaking included the following information collection under the PRA that was not already included in 21 CFR 312.32 and approved under OMB control number 0910-0014.

Section 312.32(c)(1)(ii) and (c)(1)(iii) requires reporting to FDA, in an IND safety report, of potential serious risks from clinical trials within 15 calendar days for findings from epidemiological studies, pooled analyses of multiple studies, or other clinical studies that suggest a significant risk in humans exposed to the drug.

Section 312.32(c)(1)(iii) specifies the requirements for reporting to FDA in an IND safety report potential serious risks from clinical trials within 15 calendar days for findings from in vitro testing that suggest a significant risk to humans. FDA estimates that approximately 100 sponsors spend a total of approximately 12 hours per report to prepare and submit approximately 600 reports annually.

Section 312.32(c)(1)(iv) requires reporting to FDA in an IND safety report within 15 calendar days of any clinically important increase in the rate of occurrence of serious suspected adverse reactions over that listed in the protocol or investigator brochure. FDA estimates that approximately 10 sponsors spend a total of approximately 12 hours per report to prepare and submit approximately 10 reports annually.

The rulemaking also included new information collection under the PRA by requiring safety reporting for bioavailability and bioequivalence studies (21 CFR 320.31(d)). FDA estimates that approximately 10 sponsors spend a total of approximately 14 hours per report to prepare and submit approximately 200 reports annually.

In the Federal Register of June 12, 2013 (78 FR 35283), FDA published a 60-day notice requesting public comment on the proposed collection of information. No comments were received.

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Table 1—Estimated Annual Reporting Burden

21 CFR sectionNumber of respondentsNumber of responses per respondentTotal annual responsesAverage burden per responseTotal hours
320.31(d) Bioavailability and Bioequivalence Safety Reports1020200142,800
312.32(c)(1)(ii) and (c)(1)(iii)—IND Safety Reports 21006600127,200
312.32(c)(1)(iv)—IND Safety Reports 31011012120
Total10,120
1 There are no capital costs or operating and maintenance costs associated with this collection of information. The estimates are for the additional burdens beyond those already approved for current §§ 312.32 and 312.64.
2 Includes reports based on findings suggesting a significant risk in humans from epidemiological studies, pooled analysis of multiple studies, other clinical studies, or in vitro testing. Reports from animal testing are not included.
3 Includes reports of clinically important increases in the rate of occurrence of serious, expected suspected adverse reactions.
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Dated: October 25, 2013.

Leslie Kux,

Assistant Commissioner for Policy.

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[FR Doc. 2013-25959 Filed 10-30-13; 8:45 am]

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