FDA Launches Improvements to Adverse Event Reporting System Dashboard
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has launched a number of improvements to their Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS) dashboard. The changes encompass a wide-range of items, including:
- Enabling the selection of multiple products for a search and the downloading of search results
- Enhancing display formats so more information is shown in one screen
The FAERS dashboard offers stakeholders many ways of searching for and organizing data on adverse events reported to the FDA for many drug and biologic products. However, there remain limitations to the data that the FDA states should be noted:
- FAERS contains reports on adverse events associated with a particular drug or biologic, this does not mean that the drug or biologic caused the adverse event.
- FAERS data by themselves are not an indicator of the safety profile of the drug or biologic.
FAERS Public Dashboard is a highly interactive web-based tool that will allow for the querying of FAERS data in a user-friendly fashion. The intention of this tool is to expand access of FAERS data to the general public to search for information related to human adverse events reported to the FDA by the pharmaceutical industry, healthcare providers and consumers.
Follow the link below to access the FAERS database.
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