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Pre-Launch Activities Importation Requests (PLAIR) July 2013


Not for implementation. Contains non-binding recommendations.

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This guidance describes the Food and Drug Administration (FDA or the Agency) policy 19 regarding requests for the importation of unapproved finished dosage form drug products by an applicant preparing the product for market launch, based on anticipated approval of a pending 21 new drug application (NDA) or an abbreviated new drug application (ANDA). This guidance 22 also applies to biologics licensing applications (BLA) regulated by the Center for Drug 23 Evaluation and Research (CDER). This guidance further describes the procedures for making 24 these requests and the factors that FDA will consider in granting such requests.

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All written comments should be identified with this document's docket number: FDA-2013-D-0836.

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