[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 113 (Wednesday, June 12, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 35283-35284]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-13904]



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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Food and Drug Administration

[Docket No. FDA-2013-N-0663]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request: Investigational New Drug Safety Reporting Requirements 
for Human Drug and Biological Products and Safety Reporting 
Requirements for Bioavailability and Bioequivalence Studies in Humans

AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: 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 
resulting from investigational new drug (IND) safety reporting 
requirements and safety reporting requirements for bioavailability and 
bioequivalence studies.

DATES: Submit either electronic or written comments on the collection 
of information by August 12, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Submit electronic comments on the collection of information 
to http://www.regulations.gov. Submit written comments on the 
collection of information to the Division of Dockets Management (HFA-
305), Food and Drug Administration, 5630 Fishers Lane., rm. 1061, 
Rockville, MD 20852. All comments should be identified with the docket 
number found in brackets in the heading of this document.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ila S. Mizrachi, Office of Information 
Management, Food and Drug Administration, 1350 Piccard Dr., P150-400B, 
Rockville, MD 20850, 301-796-7726, [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the PRA (44 U.S.C. 3501-3520), Federal 
Agencies must obtain approval from the Office of Management and Budget 
(OMB) for each collection of information they conduct or sponsor. 
``Collection of information'' is defined in 44 U.S.C. 3502(3) and 5 CFR 
1320.3(c) and includes Agency requests or requirements that members of 
the public submit reports, keep records, or provide information to a 
third party. Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)) 
requires Federal Agencies to provide a 60-day notice in the Federal 
Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including 
each proposed extension of an existing collection of information, 
before submitting the collection to OMB for approval. To comply with 
this requirement, FDA is publishing notice of the proposed collection 
of information set forth in this document.
    With respect to the following collection of information, FDA 
invites comments on these topics: (1) Whether the proposed collection 
of information is necessary for the proper performance of FDA's 
functions, including whether the information will have practical 
utility; (2) the accuracy of FDA's estimate of the burden of the 
proposed collection of information, including the validity of the 
methodology and assumptions used; (3) ways to enhance the quality, 
utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways 
to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, 
including through the use of automated collection techniques, when 
appropriate, and other forms of information technology.

Investigational New Drug Safety Reporting Requirements for Human Drug 
and Biological Products and Safety Reporting Requirements for 
Bioavailability and Bioequivalence Studies in Humans--(OMB Control 
Number 0910-0672)--Extension

    In the Federal Register of September 29, 2010 (75 FR 59935), FDA 
published a document entitled ``Investigational New Drug Safety 
Reporting Requirements for Human Drug and Biological Products and 
Safety Reporting Requirements for Bioavailability and Bioequivalence 
Studies in Humans.'' The document clarified the Agency's expectations 
for timely review, evaluation, and submission of relevant and useful 
safety information and implemented internationally harmonized 
definitions and reporting standards for IND safety reports. The 
document also required safety reporting for bioavailability and 
bioequivalence studies. The document was intended to improve the 
utility of IND safety reports, expedite FDA's review of critical safety 
information, better protect human subjects enrolled in clinical trials, 
and harmonize safety reporting requirements internationally.
    The rulemaking included the following information collection under 
the PRA that was not already included in 21 CFR 312.32 and approved 
under OMB control number 0910-0014.
    Section 312.32(c)(1)(ii) and (c)(1)(iii) requires reporting to FDA, 
in an IND safety report, of potential serious risks from clinical 
trials within 15 calendar days for findings from epidemiological 
studies, pooled analyses of multiple studies, or other clinical studies 
that suggest a significant risk in humans exposed to the drug.
    Section 312.32(c)(1)(iii) specifies the requirements for reporting 
to FDA in an IND safety report potential serious risks from clinical 
trials within 15 calendar days for findings from in vitro testing that 
suggest a significant risk to humans. FDA estimates that approximately 
100 sponsors spend a total of approximately 12 hours per report to 
prepare and submit approximately 600 reports annually.
    Section 312.32(c)(1)(iv) requires reporting to FDA in an IND safety 
report within 15 calendar days of any clinically important increase in 
the rate of occurrence of serious suspected adverse reactions over that 
listed in the protocol or investigator brochure. FDA estimates that 
approximately 10 sponsors spend a total of approximately 12 hours per 
report to prepare and submit approximately 10 reports annually.
    The rulemaking also included new information collection under the 
PRA by requiring safety reporting for bioavailability and 
bioequivalence studies (21 CFR 320.31(d)). FDA estimates that 
approximately 10 sponsors spend a total of approximately 14 hours per 
report to prepare and submit approximately 200 reports annually.

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                                 Table 1--Estimated Annual Reporting Burden \1\
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                                                     Number of                        Average
         21 CFR section              Number of     responses per   Total annual     burden per      Total hours
                                    respondents     respondent       responses       response
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320.31(d) Bioavailability and                 10              20             200              14           2,800
 Bioequivalence Safety Reports..
312.32(c)(1)(ii) and (c)(1)(iii)             100               6             600              12           7,200
 IND Safety Reports.............
312.32(c)(1)(iv) IND Safety                   10               1              10              12             120
 Reports........................
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    Total.......................  ..............  ..............  ..............  ..............          10,120
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\1\ There are no capital costs or operating and maintenance costs associated with this collection of
  information.


    Dated: June 7, 2013.
Leslie Kux,
Assistant Commissioner for Policy.
[FR Doc. 2013-13904 Filed 6-11-13; 8:45 am]
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