Is there an open database which lists FDA or EMA approvals of drugs for the treatment of specific illnesses?


Not sure exactly what the question is here.. Yes, openFDA is a database that is free to use, has it's source code on github, and can be queried to find drugs for specific treatments. Part of the api query has a field called "purpose" that should be what you are looking for.

(Github Profile) https://github.com/FDA/openfda (API guide) https://open.fda.gov/drug/label/

  • I think they are asking about a dataset with drug name and purpose. The truth is that this isn't really available in the SPL cleanly-- only as prose aka not in a structured form. If I remember correctly, I was once able to get this info with a combination of sources using rxmix. – Mark Silverberg Aug 31 '16 at 1:57
  • Thanks, it seems the data is available in openFDA to be queried. – Christian Aug 31 '16 at 15:27

You can use Drugs@FDA database: https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cder/drugsatfda/index.cfm.

  • As far as I can see that database lists drugs but doesn't list the illnesses for which they are approved. – Christian Aug 31 '16 at 15:09

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