I am building an application where we'd like to reuse information from drug approval packages (Example).

The FDA API does not have a query interface for drug approval packages. Is there an alternative API for this information, via the FDA or otherwise?

I'd prefer to use an API, rather than writing a scraper for the same.

  • What part of the drug approval package are you looking to use? Are you looking to just know if the drug and/or label was approved/processed? I do not believe FDA has an API for this but DailyMed's labelling APIs may have the information you are looking for (see opendata.stackexchange.com/questions/5244/dailymed-restful-api) Commented Jan 16, 2016 at 15:09
  • I'm looking to extract several chunks of text via OCR from the various associated documents.
    – pwalsh
    Commented Jan 19, 2016 at 8:47
  • I mean what fields. Sounds like the answer is not at this time though :(. You might have luck with a bulk FOIA request. Consider using muckrock.com to ease the pain Commented Jan 19, 2016 at 12:30


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