What is the Faers database?

The FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS) is a database that contains adverse event reports, medication error reports and product quality complaints resulting in adverse events that were submitted to FDA.

What database stores adverse event reports of prescription medications?

The FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS) is a database that contains information on adverse event and medication error reports submitted to FDA. The database is designed to support the FDA’s post-marketing safety surveillance program for drug and therapeutic biologic products.

What is the difference between MedWatch and Faers?

MedWatch is the Food and Drug Administration’s “Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program.” It interacts with the FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS or AERS). MedWatch is used for reporting an adverse event or sentinel event.

What is the FDA MedWatch program?

An important FDA program called “MedWatch” allows health care professionals and consumers to report serious problems that they believe may be associated with the medical products they prescribe, dispense, or use. These reports, along with follow-up investigations, can help to identify important safety concerns.

How do I access Faers?

You can get a summary FAERS report for a product by submitting a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. You can also request individual case reports by submitting a FOIA request. Your request must include the FAERS case numbers.

How often is Faers updated?

The COVID-19 EUA FAERS Public Dashboard provides weekly updates of adverse event reports submitted to FAERS for drugs and therapeutic biological products used under EUA in COVID-19.

How do you get Vigibase?

The database can be accessed through the URL http://www.vigiaccess.org. After clicking on the disclaimer and accepting the terms and conditions of the database, you can enter and search the database.

How do you track adverse events?

There are many ways to detect adverse events—through reporting systems, document review, automated surveillance of clinical data, and monitoring of patient progress.

What is the difference between ADR and ADE?

An Adverse Drug Event (ADE) is “Harm caused by appropriate or inappropriate use of a drug whereas adverse drug reactions are a subset of these events, where harm is directly caused by a drug under appropriate use (i.e. at normal doses).

Are MedWatch reports public?

MedWatch receives reports from the public and when appropriate, publishes safety alerts for FDA-regulated products such as: Prescription and over-the-counter medicines.

Is MedWatch reporting mandatory?

The MedWatch form, also known as Form FDA 3500A, is used for mandatory reporting of medical device adverse events by manufacturers, user facilities and importers. Form FDA 3500, a condensed version of 3500A, is used for voluntary reporting of adverse events by healthcare professionals, consumers and patients.