Coordinated Development of Antimicrobial Drugs and Antimicrobial Susceptibility Test Devices; Draft Guidance for Industry and Food and Drug Administration Staff; Availability
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or Agency) is announcing the availability of a draft guidance entitled ``Coordinated Development of Antimicrobial Drugs and Antimicrobial Susceptibility Test Devices.'' This draft guidance is intended to assist drug sponsors and device manufacturers who are planning to develop new antimicrobial drugs and antimicrobial susceptibility test (AST) devices and who seek to coordinate development of these products such that the AST device could be cleared either at the time of new drug approval or shortly thereafter. This draft guidance is not final nor is it in effect at this time.
Food and Drug Administration Modernization Act of 1997: Modifications to the List of Recognized Standards, Recognition List Number: 045
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or Agency) is announcing a publication containing modifications the Agency is making to the list of standards FDA recognizes for use in premarket reviews (FDA Recognized Consensus Standards). This publication, entitled ``Modifications to the List of Recognized Standards, Recognition List Number: 045'' (Recognition List Number: 045), will assist manufacturers who elect to declare conformity with consensus standards to meet certain requirements for medical devices.
Medical Devices; General and Plastic Surgery Devices; Classification of the Magnetic Surgical Instrument System
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is classifying the Magnetic Surgical Instrument System into class II (special controls). The special controls that will apply to the device are identified in this order and will be part of the codified language for the magnetic surgical instrument system's classification. The Agency is classifying the device into class II (special controls) in order to provide a reasonable assurance of safety and effectiveness of the device.
Reporting of Computational Modeling Studies in Medical Device Submissions; Guidance for Industry and Food and Drug Administration Staff; Availability
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or Agency) is announcing the availability of the guidance entitled ``Reporting of Computational Modeling Studies in Medical Device Submissions.'' The purpose of this guidance document is to provide recommendations to industry on the formatting, organization, and content of reports of computational modeling and simulation (CM&S) studies that are used as valid scientific evidence to support medical device submissions, and to assist FDA staff in the review of computational modeling and simulation studies by improving the consistency and predictability of the review of CM&S and facilitating full interpretation and complete review of those studies.
Food and Drug Administration's Application of Statutory Factors in Determining When a Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy Is Necessary; Draft Guidance for Industry; Availability
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or Agency) is announcing the availability of a draft guidance for industry entitled ``FDA's Application of Statutory Factors in Determining When a REMS Is Necessary.'' This draft guidance is intended to clarify how FDA applies the factors set forth in the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (the FD&C Act) in determining whether a risk evaluation and mitigation strategy (REMS) is necessary to ensure that the benefits of a drug outweigh its risks. This guidance is one of several being developed to fulfill performance goals that FDA agreed to satisfy in the context of the fifth reauthorization of the prescription drug user fee program (the Prescription Drug User Fee Act V).
Armenpharm, Ltd.; Suspension of Approval of an Abbreviated New Drug Application for Chloramphenicol Capsules, 250 Milligrams; Determination That CHLOROMYCETIN (Chloramphenicol) Capsules, 50 Milligrams and 100 Milligrams, and Three Other Products Were Withdrawn From Sale for Reasons of Safety or Effectiveness
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or Agency) is suspending approval of abbreviated new drug application (ANDA) 060851 for chloramphenicol capsules, 250 milligrams (mg), held by Armenpharm, Ltd. (Armenpharm), 49 South Ridge Rd., P.O. Box D1400, Pomona, NY 10970. FDA has also determined that CHLOROMYCETIN (chloramphenicol) Capsules, 50 mg and 100 mg; AMPHICOL (chloramphenicol) Capsules, 100 mg; and CHLOROMYCETIN PALMITATE (chloramphenicol palmitate) Oral Suspension, 150 mg/5 milliliters (mL), were withdrawn from sale for reasons of safety or effectiveness. The Agency will not accept or approve ANDAs for chloramphenicol capsules, 50 mg and 100 mg, or chloramphenicol palmitate oral suspension, 150 mg/5 mL.
NIH Policy on the Dissemination of NIH-Funded Clinical Trial Information
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is issuing this policy to promote broad and responsible dissemination of information from NIH- funded clinical trials through ClinicalTrials.gov. The policy establishes the expectation that all investigators conducting clinical trials funded in whole or in part by the NIH will ensure that these trials are registered at ClinicalTrials.gov, and that results information of these trials is submitted to ClinicalTrials.gov.
Clinical Trials Registration and Results Information Submission
This final rule details the requirements for submitting registration and summary results information, including adverse event information, for specified clinical trials of drug products (including biological products) and device products and for pediatric postmarket surveillances of a device product to ClinicalTrials.gov, the clinical trial registry and results data bank operated by the National Library of Medicine (NLM) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This rule provides for the expanded registry and results data bank specified in Title VIII of the Food and Drug Administration Amendments Act of 2007 (FDAAA) to help patients find trials for which they might be eligible, enhance the design of clinical trials and prevent duplication of unsuccessful or unsafe trials, improve the evidence base that informs clinical care, increase the efficiency of drug and device development processes, improve clinical research practice, and build public trust in clinical research. The requirements apply to the responsible party (meaning the sponsor or designated principal investigator) for certain clinical trials of drug products (including biological products) and device products that are regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and for pediatric postmarket surveillances of a device product that are ordered by FDA.