The U.S. FDA has scheduled a new meeting of the Pediatric Advisory Committee (PEDAC) and of the Pediatric Ethics Subcommittee to the PEDAC. On Monday, March 23, 2015, the Subcommittee of the PEDAC will discuss the general topic of how procedural sedation for nontherapeutic (research) interventions or procedures in the pediatric population should be considered under the Additional Safeguards for Children in Clinical Investigations at 21 CFR 50 subpart D. A short presentatiopn about the Subcommittee's discussion will then be presented to the FDA Pediatric Advisory Committee on Tuesday, March 24, 2015.

In addition, on Tuesday, March 24, 2015, the PEDAC will meet to discuss pediatric-focused safety reviews, as mandated by the Best Pharmaceuticals for Children Act (Pub. L. 107-109) and the Pediatric Research Equity Act (Pub. L. 108-155). The PEDAC will meet to discuss the following products: CYMBALTA (duloxetine hydrochloride), QUILLIVANT XR (methylphenidate hydrochloride), LUNESTA (eszopiclone), RISPERDAL (risperidone), OXTELLAR XR (oxcarbazepine), REVATIO (sildenafil), ADVAIR HFA (fluticasone propionate/salmeterol), DYMISTA (azelastine hydrochloride/fluticasone proprionate), QNASL (beclomethasone dipropionate), VENOFER (iron sucrose), INVIRASE (saquinavir), ALTABAX Ointment (retapamulin), FluMist QUADRIVALENT (influenza vaccine live, intranasal), FLUARIX QUADRIVALENT (influenza virus vaccine), Medtronic ACTIVA DYSTONIA THERAPY, and LIPOSORBER LA-15 System.

See the FDA Announcement - March 23

See the FDA Announcement - March 24