Published in Health and Medicine Week, August 22nd, 2005
"The Adverse Event Reporting System is the primary surveillance database used by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for identifying postmarketing drug safety problems. We analyzed all reports of suspected adverse drug reactions submitted to the Food and Drug Administration from the inception of the Adverse Event Reporting System database in 1969 through December 2002. We documented drug withdrawals and restricted distribution programs based on safety concerns," investigators in the United States report.
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