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HHS - 223 - Arthritis Advisory Committee - Authorized by Law
Hide Section - GENERAL INFORMATION

GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NameArthritis Advisory CommitteeAgency NameDepartment of Health and Human Services
Fiscal Year2020Committee Number223
Original Establishment Date11/28/1990Committee StatusChartered
Actual Termination Date Committee URLhttp://www.fda.gov/AdvisoryCommittees/Committee...
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYNoMax Number of Members*12
Current Charter Date4/5/2020Designated Fed Officer Position Title*DFO
Date Of Renewal Charter4/5/2022Designated Federal Officer Prefix
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Yinghua
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle NameS
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Wang
Establishment Authority*Authorized by LawDesignated Federal Officer SuffixPharm.D.
Specific Establishment Authority*21 U.S.C. 394Designated Federal Officer Phone*(301) 796-9001
Effective Date Of Authority*11/28/1990Designated Federal Officer Fax*301 847-8533
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary CmteExempt: Consumer Product Safety CmteDesignated Federal Officer Email*yinghua.wang@fda.hhs.gov
Committee Type*Continuing
Presidential*No
Committee Function*Scientific Technical Program Advisory Board
Hide Section - RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

Agency Recommendation*Continue
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNot Applicable
Legislation StatusNot Applicable
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The Committee reviews and evaluates data concerning the safety and effectiveness of marketed and investigational human drug products for use in the treatment of arthritis, rheumatism, and related diseases, and makes appropriate recommendations to the Commissioner of Food and Drugs.
How is membership balanced?*Members are experts in arthritis, rheumatology, pediatrics, immunology, allergy, epidemiology, clinical pharmacology, biostatistics, and related specialties. The Committee also includes a technically qualified voting member identified with consumer interests. The Committee may include one non-voting member identified with industry interests.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The Committee did not meet during FY-20. It is expected that the Committee will meet two to three times during FY-21.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*The Committee members are selected from academia, research and clinical practice. The Agency uses the Committee recommendations to make the most impartial and broad decisions possible regarding approval of products, indications and labeling. The alternative means of obtaining this advice would involve the recruitment of large numbers of scientist on a full-time basis at maximum rates of compensation.
Why close or partially close meetings?The Committee held no closed meetings during FY-20.
Recommendation RemarksAlthough this Committee did not meet in FY-20, considerable time was devoted to appointing members, maintaining associated records for these activities, and streamlining paper processes within FDA. In addition, time was spent in the routine care and maintenance of the Committee: the development of a financial report for this website; updating the roster and number of vacancies on our website; completing the annual ethics report; reviewing financial disclosures of current members and providing ethics training. Since the Committee did not meet, no reporting was required.

Although the current charter states that the committee shall hold meetings approximately two to three times a year, this is only an estimation based on data from previous years. As the FDA convenes advisory committees regarding based on the needs of the Agency, it should not be construed as an exact figure.
Hide Section - PERFORMANCE MEASURES

PERFORMANCE MEASURES

Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*YesAction Reorganize Priorities*Yes
Outcome Trust In GovernmentYesAction Reallocate ResourcesYes
Outcome Major Policy ChangesYesAction Issued New RegulationsYes
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchYesAction Proposed LegislationYes
Outcome Effective Grant MakingNoAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsNo
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryNoAction OtherYes
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionYesAction CommentFDA approves or chooses not to approve new medical products.
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsYesGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentN/ANumber Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentThe utilization of the Arthritis Advisory Committee enables the Agency to obtain required and frequently scarce professional services from medical and scientific experts not otherwise available to the Agency; and to obtain the services of these experts not otherwise available to the Agency; and to obtain the services of these experts only on an as needed bases rather than on a full time basis. The service of the Committee resulted in advice for the improvement of the public health, for which it is difficult to assign a financial value.Grants Review CommentN/A
Number Of Recommendations*38Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentThe Committee made 38 recommendations from FY-03 through FY-20. See section Recommendation/Justifications of the annual report for specific accomplishments.Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*84.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentThe function of an advisory committee is purely advisory in nature. Although the FDA most often accepts the recommendations from its committees, the advice is purely advisory in nature, therefore, the Agency has the option of not implementing the advice. This number represents an approximation of the percentage of recommendations that the agency has fully implemented or plans to fully implement.Access GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*10.00%Access PublicationsYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentThe function of an advisory committee is purely advisory in nature. Although the FDA most often accepts the recommendations from its committees, the advice is purely advisory in nature, and the Agency has the option of not implementing the advice.Access OtherNo
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentN/A
Agency Feedback Comment*When appropriate, information is made available to the public. Actions related to guidance documents or other general matters or issues are available publicly when implemented.Narrative Description*FDA’s strategic priorities in responding to the public health challenges of the 21st century are to advance regulatory science and innovation; strengthen the safety and integrity of the global supply chain; strengthen compliance and enforcement activities to support public health; expand efforts to meet the needs of special populations; advance medical countermeasures and emergency preparedness; advance food safety and nutrition; promote public health by advancing the safety and effectiveness of medical products; establish an effective tobacco regulation, prevention, and control program; and manage for organizational excellence and accountability. The Arthritis Advisory Committee supports FDA's strategic priorities by reviewing and evaluating available data concerning the safety and effectiveness of marketed and investigational human drug products for use in the treatment of arthritis, rheumatism, and related diseases, and makes appropriate recommendations to the Commissioner of Food and Drugs. This supports the development of safe and effective new medical technologies, and advances the status of the Agency as a science-based and science-led regulatory agency, providing global leadership in the protection of public health.
Hide Section - COSTS

COSTS

Payments to Non-Federal Members*$0.00Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY*$9,900.00
Payments to Federal Members*$0.00Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY*$3,300.00
Payments to Federal Staff*$181,444.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$184,564.00
Payments to Consultants*$0.00Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY*$3,300.00
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$13,451.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members*$3,701.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff*$0.00Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Consultants*$0.00Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY*$3,834.00
Other Costs$45,361.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$52,117.00
Total Costs$226,805.00Est. Total Next FY*$274,167.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*1.10Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*1.10
Cost RemarksThe Committee did not hold any meetings in FY-2020.Est Cost RemarksThese estimated FY-21 costs include costs for 2 projected advisory committee meetings.
Hide Section - Interest Areas

Interest Areas

Category
Area
Food and Drugs
Food and Drugs
Health
Health Care
Safety
Treatment
Hide Section - MEMBERS,MEETINGS AND ADVISORY REPORTS

MEMBERS,MEETINGS AND ADVISORY REPORTS

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Hide Section - CHARTERS AND RELATED DOCS

CHARTERS AND RELATED DOCS

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Hide Section - DATA FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

DATA FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

Committee

Data from Previous Years

 
ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-036646Arthritis Advisory Committee2019
 COM-034860Arthritis Advisory Committee2018
 COM-001939Arthritis Advisory Committee2017
 COM-002600Arthritis Advisory Committee2016
 COM-003768Arthritis Advisory Committee2015
 COM-004487Arthritis Advisory Committee2014
 COM-006195Arthritis Advisory Committee2013
 COM-006963Arthritis Advisory Committee2012
 COM-008400Arthritis Advisory Committee2011
 COM-008716Arthritis Advisory Committee2010
 COM-010094Arthritis Advisory Committee2009
 COM-011011Arthritis Advisory Committee2008
 COM-012120Arthritis Advisory Committee2007
 COM-012600Arthritis Advisory Committee2006
 COM-013917Arthritis Advisory Committee2005
 COM-014512Arthritis Advisory Committee2004
 COM-015987Arthritis Advisory Committee2003
 COM-016516Arthritis Advisory Committee2002
 COM-017987Arthritis Advisory Committee2001
 COM-018692Arthritis Advisory Committee2000
 COM-019694Arthritis Advisory Committee1999
 COM-020668Arthritis Advisory Committee1998
 COM-021467Arthritis Advisory Committee1997