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Health policy matters stand to make impacts nationally and globally, from health insurance mandates to antibiotic stewardship protocols to drug and device clearances and recalls. ReachMD assembles key decision makers, policy experts and healthcare analysts for discussions of vital issues in healthcare policy.
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The FDA's Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS) Public Dashboard
Many listeners may be familiar with the FDA's Adverse Event Reporting System or FAERS. Data in FAERS supports the FDA's post-marketing safety surveillance program for drug products and therapeutic biologic products. Recently, CDER's Office of Surveillance and Epidemiology created and released a tool that makes FAERS data easier to query and retrieve. This new interactive dashboard is designed to expand access of FAERS data to the general public. Dr. Janet Woodcock, Director of the FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, discusses the advantages of the tool as well as its limitations.