Compounding and Repackaging of Radiopharmaceuticals by Outsourcing Facilities; Draft Guidance for Industry; Availability, 96005-96007 [2016-31512]

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Do. Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc., 425 Privet Rd., Horsham, PA 19044. sets forth FDA’s policy regarding compounding and repackaging of radiopharmaceuticals for human use by entities that are registered with FDA as outsourcing facilities. This guidance describes how FDA intends to apply section 503B of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (the FD&C Act) to radiopharmaceuticals compounded by outsourcing facilities, and it describes the conditions under which FDA does not intend to take action for violations of certain provisions of the FD&C Act when an outsourcing facility repackages radiopharmaceuticals. Dated: December 23, 2016. Leslie Kux, Associate Commissioner for Policy. 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comment on any guidance at any time (see 21 CFR 10.115(g)(5)), to ensure that the Agency considers your comment on this draft guidance before it begins work on the final version of the guidance, submit either electronic or written comments on the draft guidance by February 27, 2017. Submit either electronic or written comments concerning the collection of information proposed in the draft guidance by February 27, 2017. [FR Doc. 2016–31625 Filed 12–28–16; 8:45 am] ADDRESSES: BILLING CODE 4164–01–P as follows: DATES: You may submit comments Electronic Submissions DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Food and Drug Administration [Docket No. FDA–2016–D–4317] Compounding and Repackaging of Radiopharmaceuticals by Outsourcing Facilities; Draft Guidance for Industry; Availability AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES HHS. ACTION: Notice. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or Agency) is announcing the availability of a draft guidance for industry entitled ‘‘Compounding and Repackaging of Radiopharmaceuticals by Outsourcing Facilities.’’ Specifically, this guidance SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:41 Dec 28, 2016 Jkt 241001 Submit electronic comments in the following way: • 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 PO 00000 Frm 00050 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 comments, that information will be posted on https://www.regulations.gov. • If you want to submit a comment with confidential information that you do not wish to be made available to the public, submit the comment as a written/paper submission and in the manner detailed (see ‘‘Written/Paper Submissions’’ and ‘‘Instructions’’). Written/Paper Submissions Submit written/paper submissions as follows: • Mail/Hand delivery/Courier (for written/paper submissions): Division of Dockets Management (HFA–305), Food and Drug Administration, 5630 Fishers Lane, Rm. 1061, Rockville, MD 20852. • For written/paper comments submitted to the Division of Dockets Management, FDA will post your comment, as well as any attachments, except for information submitted, marked and identified, as confidential, if submitted as detailed in ‘‘Instructions.’’ Instructions: All submissions received must include the Docket No. FDA– 2016–D–4317 for ‘‘Compounding and Repackaging of Radiopharmaceuticals by Outsourcing Facilities.’’ Received comments will be placed in the docket and, except for those submitted as ‘‘Confidential Submissions,’’ publicly viewable at http://www.regulations.gov or at the Division of Dockets Management between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. • Confidential Submissions—To submit a comment with confidential information that you do not wish to be made publicly available, submit your comments only as a written/paper submission. You should submit two copies total. One copy will include the information you claim to be confidential with a heading or cover note that states ‘‘THIS DOCUMENT CONTAINS CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION.’’ The Agency will review this copy, including the claimed confidential information, in its consideration of comments. The second copy, which will have the claimed confidential information E:\FR\FM\29DEN1.SGM 29DEN1 96006 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 250 / Thursday, December 29, 2016 / Notices asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES redacted/blacked out, will be available for public viewing and posted on http:// www.regulations.gov. Submit both copies to the Division of Dockets Management. If you do not wish your name and contact information to be made publicly available, you can provide this information on the cover sheet and not in the body of your comments and you must identify this information as ‘‘confidential.’’ Any information marked as ‘‘confidential’’ will not be disclosed except in accordance with 21 CFR 10.20 and other applicable disclosure law. For more information about FDA’s posting of comments to public dockets, see 80 FR 56469, September 18, 2015, or access the information at: http://www.fda.gov/ regulatoryinformation/dockets/ default.htm. 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 Division of Dockets Management, 5630 Fishers Lane, Rm. 1061, Rockville, MD 20852. 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, 10001 New Hampshire Ave., Hillandale Building, 4th Floor, Silver Spring, MD 20993– 0002. 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sara Rothman, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, Food and Drug Administration, 10903 New Hampshire Ave., Bldg. 51, Rm. 5197, Silver Spring, MD 20993, 301–796–3110. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background In 2013, the Drug Quality and Security Act created a new section 503B of the FD&C Act (21 U.S.C. 353b), which describes a new category of compounders called outsourcing facilities. Section 503B of the FD&C Act describes the conditions that must be satisfied for human drug products compounded by or under the direct supervision of a licensed pharmacist in an outsourcing facility to qualify for exemptions from the following three sections of the FD&C Act: • Section 502(f)(1) (21 U.S.C. 352(f)(1)) (concerning labeling with adequate directions for use); VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:41 Dec 28, 2016 Jkt 241001 • section 505 (21 U.S.C. 355) (concerning drug approval requirements); and • section 582 (21 U.S.C. 360eee–1 (concerning drug supply chain security requirements). In contrast to section 503A (21 U.S.C. 353a), section 503B of the FD&C Act does not exclude radiopharmaceuticals. In general, FDA’s policies regarding section 503B of the FD&C Act apply to the compounding of radiopharmaceutical drug products. However, the Agency has developed specific policies, applicable only to the compounding of radiopharmaceuticals by outsourcing facilities, with respect to bulk drug substances for use in compounding radiopharmaceuticals and compounding radiopharmaceuticals that are essentially copies of approved drugs when such compounding is limited to minor deviations, as that term is defined in the guidance. In addition, because outsourcing facilities may sometimes repackage radiopharmaceuticals for patients, but repackaged radiopharmaceuticals are not eligible for the exemptions in section 503B of the FD&C Act, the draft guidance describes the conditions under which the Agency does not intend to take action for violations of sections 505 and 502(f)(1) of the FD&C Act when an outsourcing facility repackages radiopharmaceuticals for human use. Elsewhere in this issue of the Federal Register, FDA is announcing the availability of a separate draft guidance document concerning compounding and repackaging of radiopharmaceuticals by State-licensed nuclear pharmacies and Federal facilities that are not registered as outsourcing facilities entitled ‘‘Compounding and Repackaging of Radiopharmaceuticals by State-Licensed Nuclear Pharmacies and Federal Facilities.’’ 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 current thinking of FDA on ‘‘Compounding and Repackaging of Radiopharmaceuticals by Outsourcing Facilities.’’ It does not establish any rights for any person and is not binding on FDA or the public. You can use an alternative approach if it satisfies the requirements of the applicable statutes and regulations. II. Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 This draft guidance contains information collection provisions that are subject to review by the Office of Management and Budget under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (the PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501–3520). The title, PO 00000 Frm 00051 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 description, and respondent description of the information collection are given under this section with an estimate of the annual reporting and recordkeeping burdens. Included in the estimate is the time for reviewing instructions, searching existing data sources, gathering and maintaining the data needed, and completing and reviewing the collection of information. We invite comments on the following topics: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of FDA’s functions, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of FDA’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques, when appropriate, and other forms of information technology. The draft guidance includes the following collections of information under the PRA: One condition in the draft guidance is that if a radiopharmaceutical is repackaged by an outsourcing facility, the label on the immediate container (primary packaging, e.g., the syringe) of the repackaged product includes the following information: • The statement ‘‘This radiopharmaceutical was repackaged by [name of outsourcing facility].’’; • the address and phone number of the outsourcing facility that repackaged the radiopharmaceutical; • the established name of the original, approved radiopharmaceutical that was repackaged; • the lot or batch number of the repackaged radiopharmaceutical; • the dosage form and radioactive dose of the repackaged radiopharmaceutical; • a statement of either the quantity or volume of the repackaged radiopharmaceutical, whichever is appropriate; • the date the radiopharmaceutical was repackaged; • the beyond-use-date of the repackaged radiopharmaceutical; • storage and handling instructions for the repackaged radiopharmaceutical; • the National Drug Code (NDC) number of the repackaged radiopharmaceutical, if available 1; 1 The NDC number of the original approved drug product should not be placed on the repackaged drug product. E:\FR\FM\29DEN1.SGM 29DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 250 / Thursday, December 29, 2016 / Notices • the statement ‘‘Not for resale,’’ and, if the repackaged radiopharmaceutical is distributed by an outsourcing facility other than pursuant to a prescription for an individual identified patient, the statement ‘‘Office Use Only’’; and • a list of the active and inactive ingredients, unless such information is included on the label for the container from which the individual units are removed, as described in this document. Another condition in the draft guidance is that the label on the container from which the individual units are removed for administration (secondary packaging, e.g., the bag, box, or other package in which the repackaged products are distributed) includes the active and inactive ingredients, if the immediate product label is too small to include this information, and directions for use, including, as appropriate, dosage and administration, and the following information to facilitate adverse event reporting: http://www.fda.gov/ medwatch and 1–800–FDA–1088. We estimate that annually a total of approximately 2 outsourcing facilities (‘‘No. of Respondents’’ in table 1, row 1) will each design, test, and produce approximately 5 different labels (‘‘No. of Disclosures per Respondent’’ in table 1, row 1) for a total of 10 labels that include the information described previously (including directions for use) (‘‘Total Annual Disclosures’’ in table 1, row 1). We also estimate that designing, testing, and producing each label will take approximately 0.5 hours for each repackaged radiopharmaceutical (‘‘Average Burden Hours per Disclosure’’ in table 1, row 1). The provision to add the statement http:// www.fda.gov/medwatch and 1–800– FDA–1088 is not included in this burden estimate because it is not considered a collection of information under the PRA because the information is ‘‘originally supplied by the Federal Government to the recipient for the purpose of disclosure to the public’’ (5 CFR 1320.3(c)(2)). 96007 The draft guidance also references registration, adverse event reporting, product reporting, and current good manufacturing practices (CGMP) requirements for outsourcing facilities. The collection of information for outsourcing facility registration has been approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under OMB control number 0910–0777 (79 FR 69859, November 24, 2014). The collection of information for adverse event reporting by outsourcing facilities has been approved by OMB under OMB control number 0910–0800 (80 FR 60917, October 8, 2015). In the Federal Register of August 1, 2016 (81 FR 50523), FDA estimated the burden resulting from outsourcing facility electronic drug product reporting. In the Federal Register of July 2, 2014 (79 FR 37743), FDA estimated the burden resulting from outsourcing facility compliance with CGMP requirements. The total estimated third-party disclosure burden resulting from the draft guidance is as follows: TABLE 1—ESTIMATED ANNUAL THIRD-PARTY DISCLOSURE BURDEN Repackaging by outsourcing facilities Number of respondents Number of disclosures per respondent Total annual disclosures Average burden per disclosure Total hours Designing, testing, and producing each label on immediate containers, packages and/or outer containers. 2 5 10 .5 (30 minutes) .... 5 There are no capital costs or operating and maintenance costs associated with this collection of information. III. Electronic Access ACTION: Persons with access to the Internet may obtain the draft guidance at either http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/Guidance ComplianceRegulatoryInformation/ Guidances/default.htm or https:// www.regulations.gov. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing a public workshop entitled ‘‘Identification and Characterization of the Infectious Disease Risks of Human Cells, Tissues, and Cellular and Tissue-based Products.’’ The purpose of the public workshop is to have a scientific discussion of the current methods available for identifying and characterizing infectious disease risks associated with human cells, tissues, and cellular and tissue-based products (HCT/Ps). DATES: The public workshop will be held on February 8, 2017, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and February 9, 2017, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. See the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for registration date and information. ADDRESSES: The public workshop will be held at the Wiley Auditorium located in the Harvey H. Wiley Federal Building, 5100 Campus Dr., College Park, MD 20740. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Monica Kapoor, Center for Biologics Dated: December 22, 2016. Leslie Kux, Associate Commissioner for Policy. [FR Doc. 2016–31512 Filed 12–28–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4164–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Food and Drug Administration [Docket No. FDA–2016–N–0001] Identification and Characterization of the Infectious Disease Risks of Human Cells, Tissues, and Cellular and Tissue-Based Products; Public Workshop AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:41 Dec 28, 2016 Jkt 241001 Notice of public workshop. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00052 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Evaluation and Research, Food and Drug Administration, 10903 New Hampshire Ave., Bldg. 71, Rm. 3111C, Silver Spring, MD 20993, CBERPublicEvents@fda.hhs.gov; or Stacey Rivette, Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, Food and Drug Administration, 10903 New Hampshire Avenue, Bldg. 71, Rm. 3109B, Silver Spring, MD 20993, CBERPublicEvents@fda.hhs.gov with the subject line titled ‘‘HCT/P Workshop.’’ SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background Transplantation of HCT/Ps represents an area of medicine important for saving and/or enhancing the lives of millions of individuals every year. In order to assure the safety of patients receiving HCT/P transplants, FDA issued regulations to prevent the introduction, transmission, or spread of communicable diseases by HCT/Ps under part 1271 (21 CFR part 1271) (May 25, 2004; 69 FR 29786). These regulations became effective on May 25, 2005. The regulations under part 1271, subpart C, contain the requirements for E:\FR\FM\29DEN1.SGM 29DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Food and Drug Administration

[Docket No. FDA-2016-D-4317]


Compounding and Repackaging of Radiopharmaceuticals by 
Outsourcing Facilities; Draft Guidance for Industry; Availability

AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or Agency) is announcing 
the availability of a draft guidance for industry entitled 
``Compounding and Repackaging of Radiopharmaceuticals by Outsourcing 
Facilities.'' Specifically, this guidance sets forth FDA's policy 
regarding compounding and repackaging of radiopharmaceuticals for human 
use by entities that are registered with FDA as outsourcing facilities. 
This guidance describes how FDA intends to apply section 503B of the 
Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (the FD&C Act) to 
radiopharmaceuticals compounded by outsourcing facilities, and it 
describes the conditions under which FDA does not intend to take action 
for violations of certain provisions of the FD&C Act when an 
outsourcing facility repackages radiopharmaceuticals.

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 February 27, 2017. Submit either electronic or written 
comments concerning the collection of information proposed in the draft 
guidance by February 27, 2017.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments as follows:

Electronic Submissions

    Submit electronic comments in the following way:
     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.
     If you want to submit a comment with confidential 
information that you do not wish to be made available to the public, 
submit the comment as a written/paper submission and in the manner 
detailed (see ``Written/Paper Submissions'' and ``Instructions'').

Written/Paper Submissions

    Submit written/paper submissions as follows:
     Mail/Hand delivery/Courier (for written/paper 
submissions): Division of Dockets Management (HFA-305), Food and Drug 
Administration, 5630 Fishers Lane, Rm. 1061, Rockville, MD 20852.
     For written/paper comments submitted to the Division of 
Dockets Management, FDA will post your comment, as well as any 
attachments, except for information submitted, marked and identified, 
as confidential, if submitted as detailed in ``Instructions.''
    Instructions: All submissions received must include the Docket No. 
FDA-2016-D-4317 for ``Compounding and Repackaging of 
Radiopharmaceuticals by Outsourcing Facilities.'' Received comments 
will be placed in the docket and, except for those submitted as 
``Confidential Submissions,'' publicly viewable at http://www.regulations.gov or at the Division of Dockets Management between 9 
a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.
     Confidential Submissions--To submit a comment with 
confidential information that you do not wish to be made publicly 
available, submit your comments only as a written/paper submission. You 
should submit two copies total. One copy will include the information 
you claim to be confidential with a heading or cover note that states 
``THIS DOCUMENT CONTAINS CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION.'' The Agency will 
review this copy, including the claimed confidential information, in 
its consideration of comments. The second copy, which will have the 
claimed confidential information

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redacted/blacked out, will be available for public viewing and posted 
on http://www.regulations.gov. Submit both copies to the Division of 
Dockets Management. If you do not wish your name and contact 
information to be made publicly available, you can provide this 
information on the cover sheet and not in the body of your comments and 
you must identify this information as ``confidential.'' Any information 
marked as ``confidential'' will not be disclosed except in accordance 
with 21 CFR 10.20 and other applicable disclosure law. For more 
information about FDA's posting of comments to public dockets, see 80 
FR 56469, September 18, 2015, or access the information at: http://www.fda.gov/regulatoryinformation/dockets/default.htm.
    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 Division of Dockets Management, 5630 Fishers 
Lane, Rm. 1061, Rockville, MD 20852.
    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, 10001 New Hampshire Ave., 
Hillandale Building, 4th Floor, Silver Spring, MD 20993-0002. 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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sara Rothman, Center for Drug 
Evaluation and Research, Food and Drug Administration, 10903 New 
Hampshire Ave., Bldg. 51, Rm. 5197, Silver Spring, MD 20993, 301-796-
3110.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Background

    In 2013, the Drug Quality and Security Act created a new section 
503B of the FD&C Act (21 U.S.C. 353b), which describes a new category 
of compounders called outsourcing facilities. Section 503B of the FD&C 
Act describes the conditions that must be satisfied for human drug 
products compounded by or under the direct supervision of a licensed 
pharmacist in an outsourcing facility to qualify for exemptions from 
the following three sections of the FD&C Act:
     Section 502(f)(1) (21 U.S.C. 352(f)(1)) (concerning 
labeling with adequate directions for use);
     section 505 (21 U.S.C. 355) (concerning drug approval 
requirements); and
     section 582 (21 U.S.C. 360eee-1 (concerning drug supply 
chain security requirements).
    In contrast to section 503A (21 U.S.C. 353a), section 503B of the 
FD&C Act does not exclude radiopharmaceuticals. In general, FDA's 
policies regarding section 503B of the FD&C Act apply to the 
compounding of radiopharmaceutical drug products. However, the Agency 
has developed specific policies, applicable only to the compounding of 
radiopharmaceuticals by outsourcing facilities, with respect to bulk 
drug substances for use in compounding radiopharmaceuticals and 
compounding radiopharmaceuticals that are essentially copies of 
approved drugs when such compounding is limited to minor deviations, as 
that term is defined in the guidance.
    In addition, because outsourcing facilities may sometimes repackage 
radiopharmaceuticals for patients, but repackaged radiopharmaceuticals 
are not eligible for the exemptions in section 503B of the FD&C Act, 
the draft guidance describes the conditions under which the Agency does 
not intend to take action for violations of sections 505 and 502(f)(1) 
of the FD&C Act when an outsourcing facility repackages 
radiopharmaceuticals for human use.
    Elsewhere in this issue of the Federal Register, FDA is announcing 
the availability of a separate draft guidance document concerning 
compounding and repackaging of radiopharmaceuticals by State-licensed 
nuclear pharmacies and Federal facilities that are not registered as 
outsourcing facilities entitled ``Compounding and Repackaging of 
Radiopharmaceuticals by State-Licensed Nuclear Pharmacies and Federal 
Facilities.''
    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 current thinking of FDA on ``Compounding 
and Repackaging of Radiopharmaceuticals by Outsourcing Facilities.'' It 
does not establish any rights for any person and is not binding on FDA 
or the public. You can use an alternative approach if it satisfies the 
requirements of the applicable statutes and regulations.

II. Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995

    This draft guidance contains information collection provisions that 
are subject to review by the Office of Management and Budget under the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (the PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501-3520). The 
title, description, and respondent description of the information 
collection are given under this section with an estimate of the annual 
reporting and recordkeeping burdens. Included in the estimate is the 
time for reviewing instructions, searching existing data sources, 
gathering and maintaining the data needed, and completing and reviewing 
the collection of information.
    We invite comments on the following topics: (1) Whether the 
proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper 
performance of FDA's functions, including whether the information will 
have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of FDA's estimate of the 
burden of the proposed collection of information, including the 
validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) ways to enhance 
the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; 
and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on 
respondents, including through the use of automated collection 
techniques, when appropriate, and other forms of information 
technology.
    The draft guidance includes the following collections of 
information under the PRA:
    One condition in the draft guidance is that if a 
radiopharmaceutical is repackaged by an outsourcing facility, the label 
on the immediate container (primary packaging, e.g., the syringe) of 
the repackaged product includes the following information:
     The statement ``This radiopharmaceutical was repackaged by 
[name of outsourcing facility].'';
     the address and phone number of the outsourcing facility 
that repackaged the radiopharmaceutical;
     the established name of the original, approved 
radiopharmaceutical that was repackaged;
     the lot or batch number of the repackaged 
radiopharmaceutical;
     the dosage form and radioactive dose of the repackaged 
radiopharmaceutical;
     a statement of either the quantity or volume of the 
repackaged radiopharmaceutical, whichever is appropriate;
     the date the radiopharmaceutical was repackaged;
     the beyond-use-date of the repackaged radiopharmaceutical;
     storage and handling instructions for the repackaged 
radiopharmaceutical;
     the National Drug Code (NDC) number of the repackaged 
radiopharmaceutical, if available \1\;
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     the statement ``Not for resale,'' and, if the repackaged 
radiopharmaceutical is distributed by an outsourcing facility other 
than pursuant to a prescription for an individual identified patient, 
the statement ``Office Use Only''; and
     a list of the active and inactive ingredients, unless such 
information is included on the label for the container from which the 
individual units are removed, as described in this document.
    Another condition in the draft guidance is that the label on the 
container from which the individual units are removed for 
administration (secondary packaging, e.g., the bag, box, or other 
package in which the repackaged products are distributed) includes the 
active and inactive ingredients, if the immediate product label is too 
small to include this information, and directions for use, including, 
as appropriate, dosage and administration, and the following 
information to facilitate adverse event reporting: http://www.fda.gov/medwatch and 1-800-FDA-1088.
    We estimate that annually a total of approximately 2 outsourcing 
facilities (``No. of Respondents'' in table 1, row 1) will each design, 
test, and produce approximately 5 different labels (``No. of 
Disclosures per Respondent'' in table 1, row 1) for a total of 10 
labels that include the information described previously (including 
directions for use) (``Total Annual Disclosures'' in table 1, row 1). 
We also estimate that designing, testing, and producing each label will 
take approximately 0.5 hours for each repackaged radiopharmaceutical 
(``Average Burden Hours per Disclosure'' in table 1, row 1). The 
provision to add the statement http://www.fda.gov/medwatch and 1-800-
FDA-1088 is not included in this burden estimate because it is not 
considered a collection of information under the PRA because the 
information is ``originally supplied by the Federal Government to the 
recipient for the purpose of disclosure to the public'' (5 CFR 
1320.3(c)(2)).
    The draft guidance also references registration, adverse event 
reporting, product reporting, and current good manufacturing practices 
(CGMP) requirements for outsourcing facilities. The collection of 
information for outsourcing facility registration has been approved by 
the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under OMB control number 
0910-0777 (79 FR 69859, November 24, 2014). The collection of 
information for adverse event reporting by outsourcing facilities has 
been approved by OMB under OMB control number 0910-0800 (80 FR 60917, 
October 8, 2015). In the Federal Register of August 1, 2016 (81 FR 
50523), FDA estimated the burden resulting from outsourcing facility 
electronic drug product reporting. In the Federal Register of July 2, 
2014 (79 FR 37743), FDA estimated the burden resulting from outsourcing 
facility compliance with CGMP requirements.
    The total estimated third-party disclosure burden resulting from 
the draft guidance is as follows:

                                                 Table 1--Estimated Annual Third-Party Disclosure Burden
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                                                                  Number of
    Repackaging by outsourcing facilities        Number of     disclosures per    Total annual        Average burden per disclosure        Total hours
                                                respondents       respondent      disclosures
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Designing, testing, and producing each label               2                5               10   .5 (30 minutes).......................               5
 on immediate containers, packages and/or
 outer containers.
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There are no capital costs or operating and maintenance costs associated with this collection of information.

III. Electronic Access

    Persons with access to the Internet may obtain the draft guidance 
at either http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/GuidanceComplianceRegulatoryInformation/Guidances/default.htm or 
https://www.regulations.gov.

    Dated: December 22, 2016.
Leslie Kux,
Associate Commissioner for Policy.
[FR Doc. 2016-31512 Filed 12-28-16; 8:45 am]
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