I am looking for openFDA datasets for my current academic project. The project describes that a user enters medicine name and the result has to show me the information about the adverse events based on the medicine name. To do this kind of thing I must have a dataset. I did a lot of research but i am not able to get it. Please help me guys.
They way openFDA stands, it is an API which returns JSON for a search. I too have asked for bulk downloads.
The information you seem to be looking for is available by modifying the following API call:
If you are looking to do this with an offline data set (aka not need to query the API each time), you have a few options:
- Cache the results for a week or two
- Go through a list of all drugs and download the results and store that in a database of your own
- Completely bypass openFDA API and go to the source data at http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/GuidanceComplianceRegulatoryInformation/Surveillance/AdverseDrugEffects/ucm082193.htm
Please refer to the Adverse Event API reference page. It is possible to filter based on medication name, patient age, gender and many other fields: