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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 248 / Thursday, December 26, 2013 / Notices emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES Submit electronic comments on the draft guidance to http:// www.regulations.gov.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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Richard Lostritto, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, Food and Drug Administration, 10903 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring, MD, 20993, 301–796–1697, NewDrugCMC@fda.hhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background FDA is announcing the availability of a draft guidance for industry entitled ‘‘Naming of Drug Products Containing Salt Drug Substances.’’ This draft guidance is being published to explain how CDER is implementing the U.S.P.’s policy entitled ‘‘Monograph Naming Policy for Salt Drug Substances in Drug Products and Compounded Preparations.’’ It is a naming and labeling policy applicable to drug products that contain an active ingredient that is a salt. The policy stipulates that U.S.P. will use the name of the active moiety, instead of the name of the salt when creating a drug product monograph title, and the strength will be expressed in terms of the active moiety. The policy allows for exceptions under specified circumstances. CDER is now applying this policy to new prescription drug products under development under section 505 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (the FD&C Act) (21 U.S.C. 355). FDA is separately considering applying the U.S.P. Salt Policy to nonprescription drug products, and to biological products licensed under the Public Health Service Act. The U.S.P. Salt Policy became official on May 1, 2013, and U.S.P. is now applying it to all new drug product monographs for products that contain an active ingredient that is a salt. It affects the development of new drug products, because a U.S.P. monograph title for a new drug product, in most instances, serves as the nonproprietary, or ‘‘established’’ name of the related drug product (section 502(e)(3) of the FD&C Act (21 U.S.C. 352(e)(3)). If a drug product’s label or labeling contains a name that is inconsistent with the applicable monograph title, it risks being misbranded (section 502(e)(1)(A)(i) of the FD&C Act). This draft guidance describes the U.S.P. policy and discusses how CDER and industry can implement the policy. VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:06 Dec 24, 2013 Jkt 232001 Following the policy will help reduce medication errors caused by a mismatch between the established name and strength on the label of drug products that contain a salt. More accurate naming of drug products containing a salt helps health care practitioners calculate equivalent doses when changing from one dosage form to another. 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 CDER’s current thinking on drug product naming nomenclature for new drugs that contain a salt as the active ingredient. 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. Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 This draft guidance includes information collection provisions that are subject to review by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under the Paperwork Reduction Act (the PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501–3520). The collections of information referenced in this draft guidance that are related to the burden for the submission of investigational new drug applications are covered under 21 CFR 312 and have been approved under OMB control number 0910–0014. The collections of information referenced in this draft guidance that are related to the burden for the submission of new drug applications are covered under 21 CFR 314 have been approved under OMB control number 0910–0001. The submission of prescription drug product labeling under 21 CFR 201.56 and 201.57 is approved under OMB control number 0910–0572. In accordance with the PRA, prior to publication of any final guidance document, FDA intends to solicit public comment and obtain OMB approval for any information collections recommended in this guidance that are new or that would represent material modifications to those previously approved collections of information found in FDA regulations or guidances. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 78367 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 either http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/ GuidanceComplianceRegulatory Information/Guidances/default.htm or http://www.regulations.gov. Dated: December 19, 2013. Leslie Kux, Assistant Commissioner for Policy. [FR Doc. 2013–30800 Filed 12–24–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4160–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Food and Drug Administration [Docket No. FDA–2013–N–1618] Draft Prescription Drug User Fee Act V Information Technology Plan; Availability for Comment AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS. ACTION: Notice. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing the availability for public comment of the draft information technology (IT) plan entitled ‘‘PDUFA V Information Technology Plan.’’ This plan is intended to provide FDA’s approach for enhancing business processes, data quality and consistency, supporting technologies, and IT operations as described in the Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA) Reauthorization Performance Goals and Procedures for Fiscal Years 2013 through 2017. FDA is publishing a draft version of the IT plan for comment to allow industry and other interested stakeholders to provide feedback as FDA moves towards a fully automated standards-based environment that enhances the regulatory review process for human pharmaceuticals. DATES: Submit either electronic or written comments by February 24, 2014. ADDRESSES: Submit written requests for single copies of the draft ‘‘PDUFA V Information Technology Plan’’ to the Division of Drug Information, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, Food and Drug Administration, 10903 New Hampshire Ave., Bldg. 51, Rm. 2201, Silver Spring, MD 20993–0002. Send one self-addressed adhesive label to assist that office in processing your SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\26DEN1.SGM 26DEN1 78368 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 248 / Thursday, December 26, 2013 / Notices requests. See the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for electronic access to the draft plan. Submit electronic comments on the draft plan 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cheryl Ford, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, Food and Drug Administration, 10903 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring, MD 20993–0002, 301–796–6737, UserFeesProgramInformatics@fda.hhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background The draft PDUFA V IT plan considers assumptions, available resources, and statutory requirements that conform to the Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act (FDASIA), signed into law on July 9, 2012. Section 1136 of FDASIA, Electronic Submission of Applications, gives FDA the authority to require a standardized electronic format for the submission of information and data in standardized formats. Section 1136 addresses investigational new drug applications, biologics license applications, and new drug applications under the PDUFA program as well as abbreviated new drug applications under the Generic Drug User Fee Act program and describes new standards and processes affecting drug and biologics approvals, drug supply chain, and other topics related to human pharmaceuticals. The draft PDUFA V IT plan describes key activities for enabling progress toward achieving PDUFA IT goals. emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES II. 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. III. Electronic Access Persons with access to the Internet may obtain the document at either http://www.fda.gov/ForIndustry/ UserFees/default.htm or http:// www.regulations.gov. VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:06 Dec 24, 2013 Jkt 232001 Dated: December 20, 2013. Leslie Kux, Assistant Commissioner for Policy. [FR Doc. 2013–30818 Filed 12–24–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4160–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Food and Drug Administration [Docket No. FDA–2013–N–0001] Allergenic Products Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS. ACTION: Notice. 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: Allergenic Products 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 January 28, 2014, between approximately 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Location: FDA White Oak Campus, 10903 New Hampshire Ave., Bldg. 31 Conference Center, the Great Room (Rm. 1503A), Silver Spring, MD 20993–0002. Information regarding special accommodations due to a disability, visitor parking, and transportation may be accessed at: http://www.fda.gov/ AdvisoryCommittees/default.htm; under the heading ‘‘Resources for You,’’ click on ‘‘Public Meetings at the FDA White Oak Campus.’’ Please note that visitors to the White Oak Campus must enter through Building 1. For those unable to attend in person, the meeting will also be Web cast. The link for the Web cast is available at: https://collaboration.fda.gov/apac. 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Agenda: On January 28, 2014, the committee will meet in open session to discuss and make recommendations on the safety and efficacy of RAGWITEK, a short ragweed pollen allergen extract tablet for sublingual use, manufactured by Merck, indicated for immunotherapy for diagnosed ragweed pollen induced allergic rhinitis, with or without conjunctivitis. 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 http://www.fda.gov/ AdvisoryCommittees/Calendar/ default.htm. Scroll down to the appropriate advisory committee meeting link. 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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 248 (Thursday, December 26, 2013)]
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[FR Doc No: 2013-30818]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Food and Drug Administration

[Docket No. FDA-2013-N-1618]


Draft Prescription Drug User Fee Act V Information Technology 
Plan; Availability for Comment

AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing the 
availability for public comment of the draft information technology 
(IT) plan entitled ``PDUFA V Information Technology Plan.'' This plan 
is intended to provide FDA's approach for enhancing business processes, 
data quality and consistency, supporting technologies, and IT 
operations as described in the Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA) 
Reauthorization Performance Goals and Procedures for Fiscal Years 2013 
through 2017. FDA is publishing a draft version of the IT plan for 
comment to allow industry and other interested stakeholders to provide 
feedback as FDA moves towards a fully automated standards-based 
environment that enhances the regulatory review process for human 
pharmaceuticals.

DATES: Submit either electronic or written comments by February 24, 
2014.

ADDRESSES: Submit written requests for single copies of the draft 
``PDUFA V Information Technology Plan'' to the Division of Drug 
Information, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, Food and Drug 
Administration, 10903 New Hampshire Ave., Bldg. 51, Rm. 2201, Silver 
Spring, MD 20993-0002. Send one self-addressed adhesive label to assist 
that office in processing your

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requests. See the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for electronic 
access to the draft plan.
    Submit electronic comments on the draft plan 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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cheryl Ford, Center for Drug 
Evaluation and Research, Food and Drug Administration, 10903 New 
Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring, MD 20993-0002, 301-796-6737, 
UserFeesProgram-Informatics@fda.hhs.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

    The draft PDUFA V IT plan considers assumptions, available 
resources, and statutory requirements that conform to the Food and Drug 
Administration Safety and Innovation Act (FDASIA), signed into law on 
July 9, 2012. Section 1136 of FDASIA, Electronic Submission of 
Applications, gives FDA the authority to require a standardized 
electronic format for the submission of information and data in 
standardized formats. Section 1136 addresses investigational new drug 
applications, biologics license applications, and new drug applications 
under the PDUFA program as well as abbreviated new drug applications 
under the Generic Drug User Fee Act program and describes new standards 
and processes affecting drug and biologics approvals, drug supply 
chain, and other topics related to human pharmaceuticals. The draft 
PDUFA V IT plan describes key activities for enabling progress toward 
achieving PDUFA IT goals.

II. 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.

III. Electronic Access

    Persons with access to the Internet may obtain the document at 
either http://www.fda.gov/ForIndustry/UserFees/default.htm or http://www.regulations.gov.

    Dated: December 20, 2013.
Leslie Kux,
Assistant Commissioner for Policy.
[FR Doc. 2013-30818 Filed 12-24-13; 8:45 am]
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