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R interface for FDA Adverse Event Reporting System

Bioconductor version: Release (3.19)

The FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS) is a database used for the spontaneous reporting of adverse events and medication errors related to human drugs and therapeutic biological products. faers pacakge serves as the interface between the FAERS database and R. Furthermore, faers pacakge offers a standardized approach for performing pharmacovigilance analysis.

Author: Yun Peng [aut, cre] , YuXuan Song [aut], Caipeng Qin [aut], JiaXing Lin [aut]

Maintainer: Yun Peng <yunyunp96 at>

Citation (from within R, enter citation("faers")):


To install this package, start R (version "4.4") and enter:

if (!require("BiocManager", quietly = TRUE))


For older versions of R, please refer to the appropriate Bioconductor release.


To view documentation for the version of this package installed in your system, start R and enter:

FAERS-Pharmacovigilance HTML R Script
Reference Manual PDF


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Version 1.0.3
In Bioconductor since BioC 3.19 (R-4.4) (< 6 months)
License MIT + file LICENSE
Depends R (>= 3.5.0)
Imports BiocParallel, brio, cli, curl (>= 5.0.0), data.table, httr2 (>= 1.0.0), MCMCpack, methods, openEBGM, rlang (>= 1.1.0), rvest, tools, utils, vroom, xml2
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