Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for Office of Management and Budget Review; Comment Request; Aluminum in Large and Small Volume Parenterals Used in Total Parenteral Nutrition

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Food and Drug Administration
[Docket No. 02N–0496]
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review;
Comment Request; Aluminum in Large and Small Volume Parenterals Used
in Total Parenteral Nutrition
AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS.
ACTION: Notice.
SUMMARY: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing that the
proposed collection of information listed below has been submitted to the
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance under the
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (the PRA).
DATES: Fax written comments on the information collection provisions by
[insert date 30 days after date of publication in the Federal Register].
ADDRESSES: Fax written comments on the information collection provisions to
the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, OMB, Attn: Stuart Shapiro,
Desk Officer for FDA, FAX 202–395–6974, or electronically mail comments
to sshapiro@omb.eop.gov.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karen L. Nelson, Office of Information
Resources Management (HFA–250), Food and Drug Administration, 5600
Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857, 301–827–1482.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In compliance with 44 U.S.C. 3507, FDA has
submitted the following proposed collection of information to OMB for review
and clearance.
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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Food and Drug Administration
[Docket No. 02N–0496]
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review;
Comment Request; Aluminum in Large and Small Volume Parenterals Used
in Total Parenteral Nutrition
AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS.
ACTION: Notice.
SUMMARY: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing that the
proposed collection of information listed below has been submitted to the
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance under the
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (the PRA).
DATES: Fax written comments on the information collection provisions by
[insert date 30 days after date of publication in the Federal Register].
ADDRESSES: Fax written comments on the information collection provisions to
the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, OMB, Attn: Stuart Shapiro,
Desk Officer for FDA, FAX 202–395–6974, or electronically mail comments
to sshapiro@omb.eop.gov.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karen L. Nelson, Office of Information
Resources Management (HFA–250), Food and Drug Administration, 5600
Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857, 301–827–1482.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In compliance with 44 U.S.C. 3507, FDA has
submitted the following proposed collection of information to OMB for review
and clearance.
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Aluminum in Large and Small Volume Parenterals Used in Total Parenteral
Nutrition—21 CFR 201.323 (OMB Control Number 0910–0439)—Extension
FDA is requesting OMB approval under the PRA (44 U.S.C. 3501—3520)
for the labeling requirements for aluminum content in large volume parenterals
(LVPs), small volume parenterals (SVPs), and pharmacy bulk packages (PBPs)
used in total parenteral nutrition (TPN). As explained in the final rule on
aluminum content labeling requirements published in the Federal Register of
January 26, 2000 (65 FR 4103), aluminum content in parenteral drug products
could result in a toxic accumulation of aluminum in the tissues of individuals
receiving TPN therapy. Research indicates that neonates and patient
populations with impaired kidney function may be at high risk of exposure
to unsafe amounts of aluminum. Studies show that aluminum may accumulate
in the bone, urine, and plasma of infants receiving TPN. Many drug products
used routinely in parenteral therapy may contain levels of aluminum
sufficiently high to cause clinical manifestations. Generally, when medication
and nutrition are administered orally, the gastrointestinal tract acts as an
efficient barrier to the absorption of aluminum, and relatively little ingested
aluminum actually reaches body tissues. However, parenterally administered
drug products containing aluminum bypass the protective mechanism of the
gastrointestinal tract and aluminum circulates and is deposited in human
tissues.
Aluminum toxicity is difficult to identify in infants because few reliable
techniques are available to evaluate bone metabolism in premature infants.
Techniques used to evaluate the effects of aluminum on bone in adults cannot
be used in premature infants. Although aluminum toxicity is not commonly
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detected clinically, it can be serious in selected patient populations, such as
neonates, and may be more common than is recognized.
FDA amended its regulations to add labeling requirements for aluminum
content in LVPs, SVPs, and PBPs used in TPN. FDA specified an upper limit
of aluminum permitted in LVPs and required applicants to submit to FDA
validated assay methods for determining aluminum content in parenteral drug
products. The agency added these requirements because of evidence linking
the use of parenteral drug products containing aluminum to morbidity and
mortality among patients on TPN therapy, especially among premature
neonates and patients with impaired kidney function.
The information collection reporting requirements resulting from this
rulemaking are as follows:
21 CFR 201.323(b)—Requires that the package insert of all LVPs used in
TPN therapy state that the drug product contains no more than 25 micrograms
per liter (µg/L). This information must be contained in the ‘‘Precautions’’
section of the labeling of all LVPs used in TPN therapy.
21 CFR 201.323(c)—Requires that the maximum level of aluminum present
at expiry be stated on the immediate container label of all SVP drug products
and PBPs used in the preparation of TPN solutions. The aluminum content
must be stated as prescribed in the regulation. The immediate container label
of all SVP drug products and PBPs that are lyophilized powders used in the
preparation of TPN solutions must contain the statement prescribed in the
regulation.
21 CFR 201.323(d)—Requires that the package insert for all LVPs, SVPs,
and PBPs used in TPN contain a warning statement, prescribed in the
regulation, intended for patients with impaired kidney function and for
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neonates receiving TPN therapy. This information must be contained in the
‘‘Warnings’’ section of the labeling.
21 CFR 201.323(e)—Requires that applicants and manufacturers must use
validated assay methods to determine the aluminum content in parenteral drug
products. The assay methods must comply with current good manufacturing
practice requirements. Applicants must submit to FDA both validation of the
method used and release data for several batches. Manufacturers of parenteral
drug products not subject to an approved application must make assay
methodology available to FDA during inspections. Holders of pending
applications must submit an amendment to the application.
Compliance with the information collection burdens under §201.323(b),
(c), and (d) (21 CFR 201.323(b), (c), and (d)) consists of submitting application
supplements to FDA containing the revised labeling for each product. Based
on data concerning the number of applications for LVPs, SVPs, and PBPs used
in TPN received by the agency, FDA estimates that the labeling for
approximately 200 products will be changed under §201.323(b), (c), and (d).
FDA estimates that it will take approximately 14 hours to prepare and submit
to FDA each labeling change. FDA estimates that approximately 65
respondents will each submit 1 validated assay method annually under
§201.323(e). FDA estimates that it will take approximately 14 hours to prepare
and submit to FDA each validated assay.
In the Federal Register of December 19, 2002 (67 FR 77792), the agency
requested comments on the proposed collection of information. No comments
were received.
The burdens can be charted as follows:
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TABLE 1.—ESTIMATED ANNUAL REPORTING BURDEN
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Annual Frequency per
21 CFR Section
No. of Respondents
Total Annual Responses
Hours per Response
Total Hours
Response
201.323(b),(c),(d)
200
1
200
14
2,800
201.323(e)
65
1
65
14
910
Total
3,710
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There are no capital costs or operating and maintenance costs associated with this collection of information.

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