Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for Office of Management and Budget Review; Comment Request; Superimposed Text in Direct-to-Consumer Promotion of Prescription Drugs
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing that a proposed collection of information has been submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Guidance for Industry on Expedited Programs for Serious Conditions-Drugs and Biologics
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the Agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (the PRA), Federal Agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of an existing collection of information, and to allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on the information collection found in FDA's ``Guidance for Industry: Expedited Programs for Serious ConditionsDrugs and Biologics.''
Meeting of the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Advisory Committee
As required by the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is hereby giving notice that a meeting of the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Advisory Committee (CFSAC) will take place. This meeting will be open to the public.
Prospective Grant of Exclusive Patent License: Development and Commercialization of Dopamine D3 Receptor Selective Antagonists/Partial Agonists for the Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder, Schizophrenia Bipolar Disorder and Tetrahydrocannabinol Dependence
The National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, is contemplating the grant of an Exclusive Patent License to Braeburn Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (``Braeburn'') located in Princeton, New Jersey to practice the inventions embodied in the patent applications listed in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice.
The Judicious Use of Medically Important Antimicrobial Drugs in Food-Producing Animals; Establishing Appropriate Durations of Therapeutic Administration; Extension of Comment Period
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or we) is extending the comment period for a notice that appeared in the Federal Register of September 14, 2016. In that notice, FDA requested comments regarding the establishment of appropriately targeted durations of use of antimicrobial drugs of importance to human medicine (i.e., medically important antimicrobial drugs) when they are administered in the feed or water of food-producing animals for therapeutic purposes. The Agency is taking this action in response to requests for an extension to allow interested persons additional time to submit comments.
Novus International, Inc.; Filing of Food Additive Petition (Animal Use); Correction
The Food and Drug Administration is correcting a notice entitled ``Novus International, Inc.; Filing of Food Additive Petition (Animal Use)'' that appeared in the Federal Register of November 8, 2016 (81 FR 78528). The document announced that Novus International, Inc., has filed a petition proposing that the food additive regulations be amended to provide for the safe use of poly (2-vinylpyridine-co- styrene) as a nutrient protectant for methionine hydroxy analog in animal food for beef cattle, dairy cattle, and replacement dairy heifers. Additionally, the petition proposes that the food additive regulations be amended to provide for the safe use of ethyl cellulose as a binder for methionine hydroxy analog to be incorporated into animal food. The document was published with the incorrect docket number. This document corrects that error.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Announcement of Office of Management and Budget Approval; Abbreviated New Drug Applications and 505(b)(2) Applications
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing that a collection of information entitled ``Abbreviated New Drug Applications and 505(b)(2) Applications'' has been approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Determination of Regulatory Review Period for Purposes of Patent Extension; NUWIQ
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has determined the regulatory review period for NUWIQ and is publishing this notice of that determination as required by law. FDA has made the determination because of the submission of an application to the Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), Department of Commerce, for the extension of a patent which claims that human biological product.
Determination of Regulatory Review Period for Purposes of Patent Extension; IXINITY
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has determined the regulatory review period for IXINITY and is publishing this notice of that determination as required by law. FDA has made the determination because of the submission of applications to the Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), Department of Commerce, for the extension of a patent which claims that human biological product.
Government-Owned Inventions; Availability for Licensing and Collaboration
The invention listed below is owned by an agency of the U.S. Government and is available for licensing and/or co-development to achieve expeditious commercialization of results of federally-funded research and development. Foreign patent applications are filed on selected inventions to extend market coverage for companies and may also be available for licensing and/or co-development.
New Animal Drugs for Use in Animal Feed; Category Definitions; Confirmation of Effective Date
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is confirming the effective date of December 1, 2016, for the final rule that appeared in the Federal Register of August 24, 2016. The direct final rule amends the animal drug regulations by revising the definitions of the two categories of new animal drugs used in medicated feeds to base category assignment only on approved uses in major animal species. This document confirms the effective date of the direct final rule.
Providing Postmarketing Periodic Safety Reports in the International Council for Harmonisation E2C(R2) Format (Periodic Benefit-Risk Evaluation Report); Guidance for Industry; Availability
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or Agency) is announcing the availability of a guidance for industry entitled ``Providing Postmarketing Periodic Safety Reports in the ICH E2C(R2) Format (Periodic Benefit-Risk Evaluation Report).'' This guidance is intended to inform applicants of the conditions under which FDA will exercise its waiver authority to permit applicants to submit an International Council for Harmonisation (ICH) (formerly International Conference on Harmonisation) E2C(R2) Periodic Benefit-Risk Evaluation Report (PBRER) in place of the ICH E2C(R1) Periodic Safety Update Report (PSUR), U.S. Periodic adverse drug experience report (PADER), or U.S. Periodic adverse experience report (PAER), to satisfy the periodic safety reporting requirements in FDA regulations. The guidance describes the steps applicants can take to submit the PBRER, and discusses the format, content, submission deadline, and frequency of reporting for the PBRER.
Pharmaceutical Science and Clinical Pharmacology Advisory Committee; Establishment of a Public Docket; Request for Comments; Notice of Meeting
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announces a forthcoming public advisory committee meeting of the Pharmaceutical Science and Clinical Pharmacology Advisory Committee. The general function of the committee is to provide advice and recommendations to the Agency on FDA's regulatory issues. The meeting will be open to the public.
Mitigating the Risk of Cross-Contamination From Valves and Accessories Used for Irrigation Through Flexible Gastrointestinal Endoscopes; 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 ``Mitigating the Risk of Cross-Contamination From Valves and Accessories Used for Irrigation Through Flexible Gastrointestinal Endoscopes.'' Flexible gastrointestinal endoscopes and accessories are class II devices and identified with product codes such as FDF, FDS, and OCX. When using these devices during an entire day of procedures (e.g., colonoscopies), clinicians typically use one irrigation system (i.e., one water bottle, one set of tubing and valves, etc.) without cleaning and sterilizing all the system components between patients. This guidance highlights the cross-contamination risk associated with day-use of irrigation systems used with flexible gastrointestinal endoscopes; clarifies terminology used to describe these devices; and outlines strategies to mitigate the risk of cross-contamination between patients during these procedures.
Submission of Food and Drug Administration Import Data in the Automated Commercial Environment
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA, the Agency, or we) is issuing a final rule/regulation to establish requirements for the electronic filing of entries of FDA-regulated products in the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) or any other electronic data interchange (EDI) system authorized by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency (CBP), in order for the filing to be processed by CBP and to help FDA in determining admissibility of that product. ACE is a commercial trade processing system operated by CBP that is designed to implement the International Trade Data System (ITDS), automate import and export processing, enhance border security, and foster U.S. economic security through lawful international trade and policy. FDA is a Partner Government Agency (PGA) for purposes of submission of import data in ACE. As of July 23, 2016, ACE became the sole EDI system authorized by CBP for entry of FDA-regulated articles into the United States. We also updated certain sections of FDA regulations related to imports. This rule will facilitate effective and efficient admissibility review by the Agency and protect public health by allowing FDA to focus its limited resources on those FDA-regulated products being imported or offered for import that may be associated with a greater public health risk.