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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or Agency) is announcing the availability of a draft guidance for industry entitled ‘‘Formal Meetings Between the FDA and Sponsors or Applicants of PDUFA Products.’’ This draft guidance provides recommendations to industry on formal meetings between FDA and sponsors or applicants relating to the development and review of drug or biological ethrower on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:09 Dec 28, 2017 Jkt 244001 products (hereafter referred to as products). The previous guidance for industry ‘‘Formal Meetings Between the FDA and Sponsors or Applicants’’ published May 19, 2009, and the draft guidance for industry ‘‘Formal Meetings Between the FDA and Sponsors or Applicants of PDUFA Products’’ published March 11, 2015, have been withdrawn. Submit either electronic or written comments on the draft guidance by March 29, 2018 to ensure that the Agency considers your comment on this draft guidance before it begins work on the final version of the guidance. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on any guidance at any time as follows: DATES: 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. 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For more information about FDA’s posting of comments to public dockets, see 80 FR 56469, September 18, 2015, or access the information at: https://www.gpo.gov/ fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-09-18/pdf/201523389.pdf. 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. You may submit comments on any guidance at any time (see 21 CFR 10.115(g)(5)). 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, E:\FR\FM\29DEN1.SGM 29DEN1 61764 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 249 / Friday, December 29, 2017 / Notices 4th Floor, Silver Spring, MD 20993– 0002, or Office of Communication, Outreach, and Development, Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, Food and Drug Administration, 10903 New Hampshire Ave., Bldg. 71, Rm. 3128, 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: Rachel B. Kichline, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, Food and Drug Administration, 10903 New Hampshire Ave., Bldg. 22, Rm. 6312, Silver Spring, MD 20993–0002, 301– 796–0319; or Stephen Ripley, Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, Food and Drug Administration, 10903 New Hampshire Ave., Bldg. 71, Rm. 7301, Silver Spring, MD 20993–0002, 240–402–7911. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ethrower on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES I. Background FDA is announcing the availability of a draft guidance for industry entitled ‘‘Formal Meetings Between the FDA and Sponsors or Applicants of PDUFA Products.’’ This draft guidance provides recommendations to industry on formal meetings between FDA and sponsors or applicants relating to the development and review of products regulated by the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research and the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research. This draft guidance does not apply to abbreviated new drug applications, applications for biosimilar biological products, or submissions for medical devices. For the purposes of this guidance, formal meeting includes any meeting that is requested by a sponsor or applicant following the request procedures provided in this guidance and includes meetings conducted in any format (i.e., face to face, teleconference/videoconference, or written response only). This guidance discusses the principles of good meeting management practices and describes standardized procedures for requesting, preparing for, scheduling, conducting, and documenting such formal meetings. The general principles in this guidance may be extended to other nonapplicationrelated meetings with external constituents, insofar as this is possible. The previous guidance for industry ‘‘Formal Meetings Between the FDA and Sponsors or Applicants’’ published May 19, 2009, and the draft guidance for industry ‘‘Formal Meetings Between the FDA and Sponsors or Applicants of VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:09 Dec 28, 2017 Jkt 244001 PDUFA Products’’ published March 11, 2015, have been withdrawn. 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 formal meetings between FDA and sponsors or applicants of PDUFA products. 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. This guidance is not subject to Executive Order 12866. II. The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 This draft 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 referred to in the guidance entitled ‘‘Formal Meetings Between the FDA and Sponsors or Applicants’’ have been approved under OMB control number 0910–0429. The collections of information for Form FDA 1571 and end-of-phase 2 meetings have been approved under OMB control number 0910–0014 and collections of information for Form FDA 356h have been approved under OMB control number 0910–0338. III. Electronic Access Persons with access to the internet may obtain the draft guidance at https:// www.fda.gov/Drugs/Guidance ComplianceRegulatoryInformation/ Guidances/default.htm, https:// www.fda.gov/BiologicsBloodVaccines/ GuidanceComplianceRegulatory Information/default.htm, or https:// www.regulations.gov. Dated: December 19, 2017. Leslie Kux, Associate Commissioner for Policy. [FR Doc. 2017–28140 Filed 12–28–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4164–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Food and Drug Administration [Docket No. FDA–2017–D–6564] Best Practices for Communication Between Investigational New Drug Application Sponsors and the Food and Drug Administration; Guidance for Industry and Review Staff; Availability AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS. PO 00000 Frm 00037 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 ACTION: Notice of availability. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or Agency) is announcing the availability of a guidance for industry and review staff entitled ‘‘Best Practices for Communication Between IND Sponsors and FDA During Drug Development.’’ Timely, transparent, and effective communications between investigational new drug application (IND) sponsors and FDA at critical junctures in drug development facilitate earlier availability of safe and effective drugs to the American public. This guidance describes FDA’s philosophy regarding timely interactive communication with IND sponsors as a core activity; describes the scope of appropriate interactions between FDA review teams and IND sponsors; outlines the types of advice appropriate for sponsors to seek from FDA in pursuing their drug development programs; describes the general expectations for the timing of FDA responses to IND sponsor inquiries; describes best practices and communication methods to facilitate interactions between FDA review teams and IND sponsors during drug development; and includes expectations on appropriate methods and frequency of such communications. This guidance does not apply to communications or inquiries from industry trade organizations, consumer or patient advocacy organizations, other government agencies, or other stakeholders not pursuing a development program under an IND. This guidance finalizes the draft guidance issued on December 9, 2015. 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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Food and Drug Administration

[Docket No. FDA-2017-D-6530]


Formal Meetings Between the Food and Drug Administration and 
Sponsors or Applicants of Prescription Drug User Fee Act Products; 
Draft Guidance for Industry; Availability

AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS.

ACTION: Notice of availability.

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SUMMARY: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or Agency) is announcing 
the availability of a draft guidance for industry entitled ``Formal 
Meetings Between the FDA and Sponsors or Applicants of PDUFA 
Products.'' This draft guidance provides recommendations to industry on 
formal meetings between FDA and sponsors or applicants relating to the 
development and review of drug or biological products (hereafter 
referred to as products). The previous guidance for industry ``Formal 
Meetings Between the FDA and Sponsors or Applicants'' published May 19, 
2009, and the draft guidance for industry ``Formal Meetings Between the 
FDA and Sponsors or Applicants of PDUFA Products'' published March 11, 
2015, have been withdrawn.

DATES: Submit either electronic or written comments on the draft 
guidance by March 29, 2018 to ensure that the Agency considers your 
comment on this draft guidance before it begins work on the final 
version of the guidance.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on any guidance at any time 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): Dockets Management Staff (HFA-305), Food and Drug 
Administration, 5630 Fishers Lane, Rm. 1061, Rockville, MD 20852.
     For written/paper comments submitted to the Dockets 
Management Staff, 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-2017-D-6530 for ``Formal Meetings Between the Food and Drug 
Administration and Sponsors or Applicants of Prescription Drug User Fee 
Act Products; Draft Guidance for Industry; Availability.'' Received 
comments 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.
     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 redacted/blacked out, will be 
available for public viewing and posted on https://www.regulations.gov. 
Submit both copies to the Dockets Management Staff. 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: https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-09-18/pdf/2015-23389.pdf.
    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.
    You may submit comments on any guidance at any time (see 21 CFR 
10.115(g)(5)).
    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,

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4th Floor, Silver Spring, MD 20993-0002, or Office of Communication, 
Outreach, and Development, Center for Biologics Evaluation and 
Research, Food and Drug Administration, 10903 New Hampshire Ave., Bldg. 
71, Rm. 3128, 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: Rachel B. Kichline, Center for Drug 
Evaluation and Research, Food and Drug Administration, 10903 New 
Hampshire Ave., Bldg. 22, Rm. 6312, Silver Spring, MD 20993-0002, 301-
796-0319; or Stephen Ripley, Center for Biologics Evaluation and 
Research, Food and Drug Administration, 10903 New Hampshire Ave., Bldg. 
71, Rm. 7301, Silver Spring, MD 20993-0002, 240-402-7911.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

    FDA is announcing the availability of a draft guidance for industry 
entitled ``Formal Meetings Between the FDA and Sponsors or Applicants 
of PDUFA Products.'' This draft guidance provides recommendations to 
industry on formal meetings between FDA and sponsors or applicants 
relating to the development and review of products regulated by the 
Center for Drug Evaluation and Research and the Center for Biologics 
Evaluation and Research. This draft guidance does not apply to 
abbreviated new drug applications, applications for biosimilar 
biological products, or submissions for medical devices. For the 
purposes of this guidance, formal meeting includes any meeting that is 
requested by a sponsor or applicant following the request procedures 
provided in this guidance and includes meetings conducted in any format 
(i.e., face to face, teleconference/videoconference, or written 
response only).
    This guidance discusses the principles of good meeting management 
practices and describes standardized procedures for requesting, 
preparing for, scheduling, conducting, and documenting such formal 
meetings. The general principles in this guidance may be extended to 
other nonapplication-related meetings with external constituents, 
insofar as this is possible.
    The previous guidance for industry ``Formal Meetings Between the 
FDA and Sponsors or Applicants'' published May 19, 2009, and the draft 
guidance for industry ``Formal Meetings Between the FDA and Sponsors or 
Applicants of PDUFA Products'' published March 11, 2015, have been 
withdrawn.
    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 formal 
meetings between FDA and sponsors or applicants of PDUFA products. 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. This guidance 
is not subject to Executive Order 12866.

II. The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995

    This draft 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 referred to in the guidance 
entitled ``Formal Meetings Between the FDA and Sponsors or Applicants'' 
have been approved under OMB control number 0910-0429. The collections 
of information for Form FDA 1571 and end-of-phase 2 meetings have been 
approved under OMB control number 0910-0014 and collections of 
information for Form FDA 356h have been approved under OMB control 
number 0910-0338.

III. Electronic Access

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

    Dated: December 19, 2017.
Leslie Kux,
Associate Commissioner for Policy.
[FR Doc. 2017-28140 Filed 12-28-17; 8:45 am]
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