SOURCE: TalkPoint

October 01, 2007 14:53 ET

TalkPoint to Power the October 18th & 19th ( Webcast to Discuss Over the Counter Pediatric Cough and Cold Products

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - October 1, 2007) - TalkPoint, leading provider of the Tools, Technology and Services for Interactive Internet Broadcasting and, the premiere live webcast and archive DVD library for FDA Advisory Committee Meetings, today announced that TalkPoint will be powering the Joint Meeting of the Nonprescription Drugs Advisory Committee and the Pediatric Advisory Committee scheduled for October 18th & 19th.

The committees will meet in joint session to discuss the safety and efficacy of over-the-counter cough and cold products marketed for pediatric use. A citizen petition was submitted to the FDA on March 1, 2007, that raised concerns about the safety and efficacy of cough and cold products in children under 6 years of age.

The committee's discussion will focus on several areas of interest which include: The extrapolation of efficacy data from adults to children of any age for cough and cold products; the safety profile of these products in children; the basis for dosing recommendations in the CCABADP monograph and the use of extrapolation of pharmacokinetic data to determine appropriate dosing in children; the basis of dosing recommendations for various age intervals of less than 2 years, 2 to 5 years of age, and 6 to 11 years of age; the use of the products in children less than 2 years of age; the potential for misuse, unintentional overdose, and excessive dosing; the ability of parents or caregivers to correctly dose and administer cough and cold products to their children; and the potential labeling changes recommended by the petitioner and the effects they will have on the use of these products in children and the recommendations of health providers.

You can register for the webcast by visiting

" is providing an important service by giving the public online access to these meetings," said Nick Balletta, CEO of TalkPoint. He continued, "This particular meeting is already generating a lot of discussion and was featured in the New York Times and on the Today Show. TalkPoint is happy to be the trusted broadcast partner of"


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