Opioid Use Disorder: Developing Depot Buprenorphine Products for Treatment; Guidance for Industry; Availability
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or Agency) is announcing the availability of a final guidance for industry entitled ``Opioid Use Disorder: Developing Depot Buprenorphine Products for Treatment.'' This guidance reflects the Agency's current thinking regarding drug product development and trial design issues relevant to the study of depot buprenorphine products (i.e., modified-release products for injection or implantation) for the treatment of opioid use disorder. Passive- compliance formulations such as sustained-release injectable depots and implants can provide effective treatment of opioid use disorder in a treatment paradigm that may be less subject to misuse, abuse, or accidental exposure compared to self-administered formulations such as transmucosal tablets and films. This guidance finalizes the draft guidance entitled ``Opioid Dependence: Developing Depot Buprenorphine Products for Treatment'' issued in April 2018.
Government-Owned Inventions; Availability for Licensing
The inventions listed below are owned by an agency of the U.S. Government and are available for licensing in the U.S. to achieve expeditious commercialization of results of federally-funded research and development.
Oncologic Drugs Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting; Establishment of a Public Docket; Request for Comments
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announces a forthcoming public advisory committee meeting of the Oncologic Drugs Advisory Committee. The general function of the committee is to provide advice and recommendations to FDA on regulatory issues. The meeting will be open to the public. FDA is establishing a docket for public comment on this document.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for Office of Management and Budget Review; Comment Request; Generic Drug User Fee Cover Sheet
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: Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Public Comment Request; Children's Graduate Medical Education Quality Bonus System (QBS) Initiative Response Form, OMB No. 0906-xxxx-New
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, HRSA has submitted an Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. Comments submitted during the first public review of this ICR will be provided to OMB. OMB will accept further comments from the public during the review and approval period.
Prospective Grant of an Exclusive Patent License: Development and Commercialization of Cell Therapies for Cancer
The National Cancer Institute, an institute of the National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, is contemplating the grant of an Exclusive Patent License to practice the inventions embodied in the Patents and Patent Applications listed in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this Notice to Ziopharm Oncology, Inc. (``Ziopharm''), headquartered in Boston, MA.
Prospective Grant of an Exclusive Patent License: Virus-Like Particles Vaccines Against Human Polyomaviruses, BK Virus (BKV) and JC Virus (JCV)
The National Cancer Institute, an institute of the National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, is contemplating the grant of an Exclusive Patent License to practice the inventions embodied in the U.S. and foreign Patents and Patent Applications listed in the Supplementary Information section of this notice to BioE Holdings Inc. (parent company, Biological E Ltd.) located in Los Altos, California.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Survey of Head Start Grantees on Training and Technical Assistance (New Collection)
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) seeks approval to conduct a statistically representative survey of directors and managers/ coordinators from Head Start grantee organizations regarding their access to and use of training and technical assistance (T/TA) from multiple sources, including ACF's Early Childhood Training and Technical Assistance system. The purpose of the data collection is to inform ACF on three aspects of grantee directors and managers/ coordinators T/TA experience: (1) Search and selection of T/TA; (2) receipt of T/TA; (3) and potential relationships between T/TA received and perceived change in practice.