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Draft Guidance for Industry on Labeling for Human Prescription Drug and Biological Products Approved Under the Accelerated Approval Regulatory Pathway; Availability

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Food and Drug Administration, HHS.

ACTION:

Notice.

SUMMARY:

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing the availability of a draft guidance for industry entitled “Labeling for Human Prescription Drug and Biological Products Approved Under the Accelerated Approval Regulatory Pathway.” This draft guidance discusses FDA's recommendations for developing the indication and usage statements in the prescribing information for drugs approved under the accelerated approval regulatory pathway (hereafter “accelerated approval”). The guidance also discusses labeling considerations for indications approved under accelerated approval when clinical benefit has been verified and FDA terminates the conditions of accelerated approval, or when FDA withdraws accelerated approval of an indication while other indications for the drug remain approved.

DATES:

Although you can comment on any guidance at any time (see 21 CFR 10.115(g)(5)), to ensure that the Agency considers your comment on this draft guidance before it begins work on the final version of the guidance, submit either electronic or written comments on the draft guidance by May 27, 2014.

ADDRESSES:

Submit written requests for single copies of the draft guidance to the Division of Drug Information, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, Food and Drug Administration, 10903 New Hampshire Ave., Bldg. 51, Rm. 2201, Start Printed Page 16345Silver Spring, MD 20993-0002, or Office of Communication, Outreach, and Development (HFM-40), Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, Food and Drug Administration, 1401 Rockville Pike, Suite 200N, Rockville, MD 20852-1448. Send one self-addressed adhesive label to assist that office in processing your requests. See the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for electronic access to the draft guidance document.

Submit electronic comments on the draft guidance to http://www.regulations.gov. Submit written comments to the Division of Dockets Management (HFA-305), Food and Drug Administration, 5630 Fishers Lane, Rm. 1061, Rockville, MD 20852.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Ann Marie Trentacosti, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, Food and Drug Administration, 10903 New Hampshire Ave., Bldg. 22, Rm. 6485, Silver Spring, MD 20993-0002, 301-796-2901; or Stephen Ripley, Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (HFM-17), Food and Drug Administration, 1401 Rockville Pike, Suite 200N, Rockville, MD 20852, 301-827-6210.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

FDA is announcing the availability of a draft guidance for industry entitled “Labeling for Human Prescription Drug and Biological Products Approved Under the Accelerated Approval Regulatory Pathway.” Labeling must conform to the content and format requirements delineated in §§ 201.56(d) and 201.57 (21 CFR 201.56(d) and 201.57). Special provisions exist for older drug labeling under §§ 201.56(e) and 201.80. Labeling for drugs approved under the accelerated approval process is fundamentally the same as for drugs approved under the traditional pathway; however, for drugs approved under accelerated approval there are additional labeling requirements as described in § 201.57(c)(2)(i)(B) and recommended elements for consideration.

This draft guidance discusses FDA's recommendations for developing the indication and usage statements in the prescribing information for drugs approved under accelerated approval as defined in 21 CFR part 314, subpart H (for new drug applications) and 21 CFR part 601, subpart E (for biologics license applications) when the approval is based on an effect on a surrogate endpoint that is reasonably likely to predict clinical benefit, or an effect on a clinical endpoint that can be measured earlier than an effect on irreversible morbidity or mortality, that is reasonably likely to predict an effect on irreversible morbidity or mortality or other clinical benefit. The guidance also discusses labeling considerations for indications approved under accelerated approval when clinical benefit has been verified and FDA terminates the conditions of accelerated approval under 21 CFR 314.560 or 21 CFR 601.46, or when FDA withdraws accelerated approval of an indication while other indications for the drug remain approved.

This draft guidance is being issued consistent with FDA's good guidance practices regulation (21 CFR 10.115). The draft guidance, when finalized, will represent the Agency's current thinking on labeling for human prescription drug and biologic products approved under accelerated approval. It does not create or confer any rights for or on any person and does not operate to bind FDA or the public. An alternative approach may be used if such approach satisfies the requirements of the applicable statutes and regulations.

II. The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995

This guidance refers to previously approved collections of information that are subject to review by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3520). The collections of information in §§ 201.56 and 201.57 have been approved under OMB control number 0910-0572.

III. Comments

Interested persons may submit either electronic comments regarding this document to http://www.regulations.gov or written comments to the Division of Dockets Management (see ADDRESSES). It is only necessary to send one set of comments. Identify comments with the docket number found in brackets in the heading of this document. Received comments may be seen in the Division of Dockets Management between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, and will be posted to the docket at http://www.regulations.gov.

IV. Electronic Access

Persons with access to the Internet may obtain the document at http://www.fda.gov/​Drugs/​GuidanceComplianceRegulatoryInformation/​Guidances/​default.htm, http://www.fda.gov/​biologicsbloodVaccines/​GuidanceComplianceRegulatoryInformation/​guidances/​default.htm, or http://www.regulations.gov.

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Dated: March 19, 2014.

Leslie Kux,

Assistant Commissioner for Policy.

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[FR Doc. 2014-06471 Filed 3-24-14; 8:45 am]

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