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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or Agency) is announcing the availability of a draft guidance for industry entitled ‘‘Treatment for Heart Failure: Endpoints for Drug Development.’’ This draft guidance clarifies that an effect on symptoms or physical function, without a favorable effect on survival or hospitalization, can be a basis for khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:41 Jun 27, 2019 Jkt 247001 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. 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It also provides recommendations to sponsors on the need to assess mortality effects of drugs under development to treat heart failure. DATES: Submit either electronic or written comments on the draft guidance by August 27, 2019 to ensure that the Agency considers your comment on this draft guidance before it begins work on the final version of the guidance. 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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ellis Unger, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, Food and Drug Administration, 10903 New Hampshire Ave., Bldg. 22, Rm. 4212, Silver Spring, MD 20993–0002, 301–796–2240 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 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background FDA is announcing the availability of a draft guidance for industry entitled ‘‘Treatment for Heart Failure: Endpoints for Drug Development.’’ Heart failure causes substantial mortality and morbidity and has major effects on physical function and quality of life. This draft guidance clarifies that an effect on symptoms or physical function, without a favorable effect on survival or hospitalization, can be a basis for approving drugs to treat heart failure. It also provides recommendations to sponsors on the need to assess mortality effects of drugs under development to treat heart failure. This draft guidance is being issued consistent with FDA’s good guidance practices regulation (21 CFR 10.115). The draft guidance, when finalized, will represent the current thinking of FDA on ‘‘Treatment for Heart Failure: Endpoints for Drug Development.’’ 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. khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES II. Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 This draft guidance refers to previously approved collections of information found in FDA regulations. These collections of information 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). FDA has OMB approval under the PRA for the submission of INDs, including protocol amendments and information amendments, in 21 CFR part 312, subpart B, and sponsors may request comment and advice on an IND as well as request meetings with FDA under subpart C (OMB control number 0910–0014). In addition, the following VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:41 Jun 27, 2019 Jkt 247001 collections of information that have been approved by OMB would cover other submissions discussed in the draft guidance: • Guidance for industry on formal meetings with sponsors and applicants for Prescription Drug User Fee Act products (OMB control number 0910– 0429); • Guidance for industry on clinical trial data monitoring committees (OMB control number 0910–0581); • Guidance for industry on oversight of clinical investigations (OMB control number 0910–0733); • International Council for Harmonization guidance for industry ‘‘E6(R2) Good Clinical Practice’’ (OMB control number 0910–0843); • Protection of Human Subjects: Informed Consent; Institutional Review Boards (21 CFR parts 50 and 56) (OMB control number 0910–0755); and • Institutional Review Boards (§ 56.115) (OMB control number 0910– 0130). III. 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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Food and Drug Administration

[Docket No. FDA-2019-D-2314]


Treatment for Heart Failure: Endpoints for Drug Development; 
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 ``Treatment 
for Heart Failure: Endpoints for Drug Development.'' This draft 
guidance clarifies that an effect on symptoms or physical function, 
without a favorable effect on survival or hospitalization, can be a 
basis for approving drugs to treat heart failure. It also provides 
recommendations to sponsors on the need to assess mortality effects of 
drugs under development to treat heart failure.

DATES: Submit either electronic or written comments on the draft 
guidance by August 27, 2019 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-2019-D-2314 for ``Treatment for Heart Failure: Endpoints for Drug 
Development.'' 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, 4th Floor, Silver Spring, MD 20993-0002; or the 
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

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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: Ellis Unger, Center for Drug 
Evaluation and Research, Food and Drug Administration, 10903 New 
Hampshire Ave., Bldg. 22, Rm. 4212, Silver Spring, MD 20993-0002, 301-
796-2240 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 ``Treatment for Heart Failure: Endpoints for Drug 
Development.'' Heart failure causes substantial mortality and morbidity 
and has major effects on physical function and quality of life. This 
draft guidance clarifies that an effect on symptoms or physical 
function, without a favorable effect on survival or hospitalization, 
can be a basis for approving drugs to treat heart failure. It also 
provides recommendations to sponsors on the need to assess mortality 
effects of drugs under development to treat heart failure.
    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 ``Treatment 
for Heart Failure: Endpoints for Drug Development.'' 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. Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995

    This draft guidance refers to previously approved collections of 
information found in FDA regulations. These collections of information 
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).
    FDA has OMB approval under the PRA for the submission of INDs, 
including protocol amendments and information amendments, in 21 CFR 
part 312, subpart B, and sponsors may request comment and advice on an 
IND as well as request meetings with FDA under subpart C (OMB control 
number 0910-0014). In addition, the following collections of 
information that have been approved by OMB would cover other 
submissions discussed in the draft guidance:
     Guidance for industry on formal meetings with sponsors and 
applicants for Prescription Drug User Fee Act products (OMB control 
number 0910-0429);
     Guidance for industry on clinical trial data monitoring 
committees (OMB control number 0910-0581);
     Guidance for industry on oversight of clinical 
investigations (OMB control number 0910-0733);
     International Council for Harmonization guidance for 
industry ``E6(R2) Good Clinical Practice'' (OMB control number 0910-
0843);
     Protection of Human Subjects: Informed Consent; 
Institutional Review Boards (21 CFR parts 50 and 56) (OMB control 
number 0910-0755); and
     Institutional Review Boards (Sec.  56.115) (OMB control 
number 0910-0130).

III. Electronic Access

    Persons with access to the internet may obtain the draft guidance 
at https://www.fda.gov/drugs/guidance-compliance-regulatory-information/guidances-drugs, https://www.fda.gov/vaccines-blood-biologics/guidance-compliance-regulatory-information-biologics, or 
https://www.regulations.gov.

    Dated: June 24, 2019.
Lowell J. Schiller,
Principal Associate Commissioner for Policy.
[FR Doc. 2019-13800 Filed 6-27-19; 8:45 am]
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