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Development Considerations of Antimicrobial Drugs for the Treatment of Gonorrhea; Public Workshop; Request for Comments

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AGENCY:

Food and Drug Administration, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, HHS.

ACTION:

Notice of public workshop; request for comments.

SUMMARY:

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA, Agency, or we), the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are announcing the following public workshop entitled “Development Considerations of Antimicrobial Drugs for the Treatment of Gonorrhea.” The purpose of the public workshop is to discuss the nonclinical and clinical pharmacology data and clinical trial design considerations regarding developing antimicrobial drugs for the treatment of gonorrhea.

DATES:

The public workshop will be held virtually on April 23, 2021, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Eastern Time. Submit either electronic or written comments on this public workshop by June 1, 2021. See the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for registration date and information.

ADDRESSES:

The public workshop will be held in virtual format only.

You may submit comments as follows. Please note that late, untimely filed comments will not be considered. Electronic comments must be submitted on or before June 1, 2021. The https://www.regulations.gov electronic filing system will accept comments until 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time at the end of June 1, 2021. Comments received by mail/hand delivery/courier (for written/paper submissions) will be considered timely if they are postmarked or the delivery service acceptance receipt is on or before that date.

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  • Federal eRulemaking Portal: https://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. Comments submitted electronically, including attachments, to https://www.regulations.gov will be posted to the docket unchanged. Because your comment will be made public, you are solely responsible for ensuring that your comment does not include any confidential information that you or a third party may not wish to be posted, such as medical information, your or anyone else's Social Security number, or confidential business information, such as a manufacturing process. Please note that if you include your name, contact information, or other information that identifies you in the body of your comments, that information will be posted on https://www.regulations.gov.
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Instructions: All submissions received must include the Docket No. FDA-2021-N-0318 for “Development Considerations of Antimicrobial Drugs for the Treatment of Gonorrhea.” Received comments, those filed in a timely manner (see ADDRESSES), will be placed in the docket and, except for those submitted as “Confidential Submissions,” publicly viewable at https://www.regulations.gov or at the Dockets Management Staff between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, 240-402-7500.

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Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or the electronic and written/paper comments received, go to https://www.regulations.gov and insert the docket number, found in brackets in the heading of this document, into the “Search” box and follow the prompts and/or go to the Dockets Management Staff, 5630 Fishers Lane, Rm. 1061, Rockville, MD 20852, 240-402-7500.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Lori Benner and/or Antoinette Ziolkowski, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, Food and Drug Administration, 10903 New Hampshire Ave., Bldg. 22, Rm. 6221, Silver Spring, MD 20993-0002, 301-796-1300.

I. Background

FDA, NIAID, and CDC are announcing a public workshop regarding the development considerations of antimicrobial drugs for the treatment of gonorrhea. As such, discussions will focus on the current state of diagnosis and treatment of gonorrhea and nonclinical and clinical trial design considerations for drug development.

II. Topics for Discussion at the Public Workshop

The workshop will focus on discussing challenges and clinical trial Start Printed Page 19272considerations regarding antimicrobial drug development for gonorrhea.

Discussions are planned around the following topic areas:

  • Animal models;
  • Clinical pharmacology considerations; and
  • Trial design considerations for gonorrhea, such as enrollment strategies, choice of comparators, and site of infection.

The Agency encourages healthcare providers, other U.S. Government Agencies, academic experts, industry, and other stakeholders to attend this public workshop.

III. Participating in the Public Workshop

Registration: Persons interested in attending this public workshop must register online, using the internet link noted in the Transcripts section below, by April 21, 2021, 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time. Please provide complete contact information for each attendee, including name, title, affiliation, address, email, and telephone.

Registration is free and based on space availability, with priority given to early registrants. Registrants will receive confirmation when they have been accepted.

If you need special accommodations due to a disability, please contact Antoinette Ziolkowski or Lori Benner (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT) no later than April 20, 2021.

Requests for Oral Presentations: During online registration you may indicate if you wish to present during the virtual public comment session and which topic(s) you wish to address. All requests to make oral presentations must be received by April 15, 2021. We will do our best to accommodate requests to make public comments. Individuals and organizations with common interests are urged to consolidate or coordinate their presentations and request time for a joint presentation. We will determine the amount of time allotted to each presenter and the approximate time each oral presentation is to begin and will select and notify participants by April 16, 2021. If selected for presentation, any presentation materials must be emailed to ONDPublicMTGSupport@fda.hhs.gov no later than April 19, 2021. No commercial or promotional material will be permitted to be presented or distributed at the public workshop.

Streaming Webcast of the Public Workshop: This public workshop will also be webcast at the following site: https://collaboration.fda.gov/​cderond042321/​.

If you have never attended a Connect Pro event before, test your connection at https://collaboration.fda.gov/​common/​help/​en/​support/​meeting_​test.htm. To get a quick overview of the Connect Pro program, visit https://www.adobe.com/​go/​connectpro_​overview. FDA has verified the website addresses in this document, as of the date this document publishes in the Federal Register, but websites are subject to change over time.

Transcripts: Please be advised that as soon as a transcript of the public workshop is available, it will be accessible at https://www.regulations.gov. It may be viewed at the Dockets Management Staff (see ADDRESSES). A link to the transcript will also be available on the internet at https://www.fda.gov/​drugs/​news-events-human-drugs/​development-considerations-antimicrobial-drugs-treatment-gonorrhea-04232021-04232021.

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Dated: April 7, 2021.

Lauren K. Roth,

Acting Principal Associate Commissioner for Policy.

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[FR Doc. 2021-07548 Filed 4-12-21; 8:45 am]

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