I want to fetch all the drugList, lets say -> DrugName, Manufacturer, Prescribed for, Description. I tried using https://api.fda.gov/drug/event.json?count=patient.drug.openfda.manufacturer_name.exact It jst fetch the high level manufacturer name now to fetch the In-depth.

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The current OpenFDA Adverse Event dataset isn't really well suited for a query like that. An API for the drug SPLs (Structured Product Labels) is coming soon according to https://open.fda.gov/about/ though.

For now, check out the following resources for the data you're looking for:

  • Mark, Which one will you suggest if I want to use DrugName, Drug Description, Manufacturer, Drug Image, along with Side Effects. I tried to look at all API but I can't find everything at one request. Jun 10, 2014 at 15:22
  • @SanthoshKumar - not being able to get it all in one API call is pretty much the situation at this moment. You might also want to look at mor.nlm.nih.gov/RxMix ... If you want more 1:1 help, you can definitely contact me privately as this is what I do for a living. Jun 10, 2014 at 16:22
  • Mark what is best contact for you? phone number ? we are working on the project and it will be easier if we will speak 1:1 then we can figure out what is needed to go forward.
    – user3011
    Jun 10, 2014 at 18:29
  • @Orest : If you have additional questions, it's best to ask it in a new question, as there may be someone else who can answer.
    – Joe
    Jun 10, 2014 at 19:47
  • @SanthoshKumar - my email is [email protected]. Pretty new to posting here on SE so hopefully I'm allowed to post my own personal info for off-SE conversations. Jun 10, 2014 at 19:49

I would say to use the drugbank database of drugnames . They are more upto dates. I played with the NLM pillbox data found some names like venetoclax doesn't even listed. Drugbank drug names are more generic.

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    Hi welcome to OpenData. Do you have URLs that you could include in your answer, which would improve your answer?
    – Marcus D
    Jun 6, 2016 at 8:01

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