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The FDA only provides drug and medical device recall data since 2002. As a journalist seeking a more comprehensive data set, I really need to have access to this information.

  • Good question - it's not part of the openFDA initiative from what I can tell. I would suggest maybe tweeting at openFDA, US_FDA, and/or FDArecalls. – Mark Silverberg Oct 5 '14 at 13:09
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The process isn't as nice as the API at openFDA, but you can always file a Freedom of Information Act request: http://www.fda.gov/RegulatoryInformation/FOI/HowtoMakeaFOIARequest/

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