Adverse Event Reporting System (AERS)

Metadata Updated: May 20, 2018

The Adverse Event Reporting System (AERS) is a computerized information database designed to support the FDA's post-marketing safety surveillance program for all approved drug and therapeutic biologic products. The FDA uses AERS to monitor for new adverse events and medication errors that might occur with these marketed products. Reporting of adverse events from the point of care is voluntary in the United States. FDA receives some adverse event and medication error reports directly from health care professionals (such as physicians, pharmacists, nurses and others) and consumers (such as patients, family members, lawyers and others). Healthcare professionals and consumers may also report these events to the products' manufacturers. If a manufacturer receives an adverse event report, it is required to send the report to FDA as specified by regulations. The files listed on this page contain raw data extracted from the AERS database for the indicated time ranges and are not cumulative. Users of these files need to be familiar with creation of relational databases using applications such as ORACLE, Microsoft Office Access, MySQL and IBM DB2 or the use of ASCII files with SAS analytic tools. A simple search of AERS data cannot be performed with these files by persons who are not familiar with creation of relational databases.

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Public: This dataset is intended for public access and use. License: See this page for license information.

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Dates

Metadata Created Date April 6, 2016
Metadata Updated Date May 20, 2018

Metadata Source

Harvested from Healthdata.gov

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date April 6, 2016
Metadata Updated Date May 20, 2018
Publisher Department of Health & Human Services
Unique Identifier b454bed2-730a-4e06-becb-0f599f2ad62a
Maintainer
FDA Enterprise Data Inventory
Maintainer Email
Public Access Level public
Bureau Code 009:10
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Metadata Catalog ID https://www.healthdata.gov/data.json
Schema Version https://project-open-data.cio.gov/v1.1/schema
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Harvest Object Id 958b8bf1-1e10-4f7c-a327-af0ad190b491
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Harvest Source Title Healthdata.gov
License http://opendefinition.org/licenses/odc-odbl/
Data Last Modified 2018-04-04
Program Code 009:000
Source Datajson Identifier True
Source Hash c94d8dfa8ae08e3547098696993c7b9e577b237a
Source Schema Version 1.1
Temporal 2004-01-01T00:00:00-05:00/2012-12-31T00:00:00-05:00

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