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Post-Approval Studies

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Post-Approval Studies

  • In January 2005, the oversight responsibility of the Post-Approval Studies Program was transferred to the Division of Epidemiology (DEPI) of the Office of Surveillance and Biometrics (OSB)/Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH).
  • The CDRH Post-Approval Studies Program encompasses design, tracking, oversight, and review responsibilities for studies mandated as a condition of approval of a premarket approval (PMA) application, protocol development product (PDP) application, or humanitarian device exemption (HDE) application. The program helps ensure that well-designed post-approval studies (PAS) are conducted effectively and efficiently and in the least burdensome manner.
  • CDRH has established an automated, internal tracking system that efficiently identifies the reporting status of active PAS studies ordered since January 1, 2005 based on study timelines incorporated in study protocols and agreed upon by the CDRH and applicants. This system represents CDRH's effort to ensure that all PAS commitments are fulfilled in a timely manner.
  • In addition, CDRH launched this publicly available webpage to keep all stakeholders informed of the progress of each PAS. The webpage displays general information regarding each PAS, as well as the overall study status (based on protocol-driven timelines and the adequacy of the data) and the applicant's reporting status for each submission due.


Contact Information

Julie Unger
Project Manager, Post-Approval Studies Program
Food and Drug Administration
10903 New Hampshire Ave
WO66-4206v Silver Spring, MD

Phone: (301) 796-6134
Fax: (301) 847-8140

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Application Number P100003
Current Protocol Accepted 05/08/2014
Study Name OSB Lead-Enhanced Surveillance
Study Status Progress Adequate
General Study Protocol Parameters
Study Design Enhanced Surveillance
Study involve follow-up of premarket cohort (Y/N) No
Data Source New Data Collection
Comparison Group No Control
Analysis Type Descriptive
Detailed Study Protocol Parameters
Study Design Description Objectives-To assess safety profile of the secure-C disc under general condition of use. Design- ESS
Study Population Description All patients who have received secure-C
Sample Size N/A
Data Collection Anticipated and un-anticipated adverse events including, but

not limited to major vessel injury, neurological damage, or   show the rest ...
Followup Visits and Length of Followup 10 years

Assessments: Annual for surgeon surveys, ongoing for the complains, explants and MDRs

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OSB Lead-Enhanced Surveillance Schedule

Report Schedule
Date Due
FDA Receipt
Reporting Status
six month report 03/29/2013 03/28/2013 On Time
one year report 09/28/2013 09/27/2013 On Time
18 month report 03/29/2014 03/28/2014 On Time
two year report 09/28/2014 09/26/2014 On Time
three year report 09/28/2015 09/30/2015 Overdue/Received
four year report 09/27/2016    
five year report 09/27/2017    

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