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Is “event_key” meant to be empty?

If you review the raw data documentation and any accompanying research papers, you will be informed that "event_key" is meant to be an important field. Master Event Data: A distinct master event data ...
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Is it possible to search using multiple criteria

Is it possible to search OpenFDA using multiple search fields. Separately both terms work but I can't figure out how to search using both at the same time. This is what I tried that does not work to ...
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open FDA Recalls API endpoint does not have same information as accessdata.fda.gov

I am trying to pull data from openFDA for a 2007 medical device recall. On the FDA website I can see all the details - https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cdrh/cfdocs/cfRES/res.cfm?id=64517 such as ...
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Do we need to consider a duplicate report in openFDA adverse event database? (like patient and doctor both submitted reports)

I am trying to search data with the drug name Hydroxychloroquine from the URL here from OpenFDA api https://api.fda.gov/drug/event.json?search=patient.drug.medicinalproduct:%22hydroxychloroquine%22+...
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How Reliable are the Data

I am trying to search data with the drug name Hydroxychloroquine from the URL here from OpenFDA api https://api.fda.gov/drug/event.json?search=patient.drug.medicinalproduct:%22chloroquine%22+AND+...
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NDC - SETID Mapping

I am interested in connecting the NDC data (brand_name, labeler etc.) to the FDA Label data (SET_ID). However, I'm struggling to find a dataset that would contain the mapping between the NDC code and ...
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What Determines if a Drug appears on OpenFDA or Not?

I'm attempting to use OpenFDA to query a drug's package NDC and return information like manufacturer, brand name, and route. I have the following query working, but noticed (during testing) I get no ...
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MAUDE data frontend vs API

I am trying to use the openfda API to get a view of the data in the front end. This is an example of a front end search: https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cdrh/cfdocs/cfMAUDE/detail.cfm?...
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What characters are allowed in the search parameter of the NDC OpenFDA API request?

I'm having an issue where the NDC API returns errors when special characters are submitted in the search parameter. I working on a product that contains a search box that allows the user to lookup ...
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Unzipping the openfda data in R

I've downloaded all the url's for the different drug-event pairs, but they all end in .zip. Does anyone know how to automate pulling the .json file out of these zip files without doing it manually for ...
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Open FDA API - LIKE search condition

I am interested in finding a syntax for the LIKE search condition. The query syntax example is https://api.fda.gov/drug/ndc.json?search=brand_name:aspirin I have to enter the whole word (aspirin) ...
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Query Open FDA for application_number, ndc, and rxcui

My apologies if this has been asked: I am new to using OpenFDA and am trying to query the database to obtain a list of the ndc and rxcui associated with a particular application numbers appearing in ...
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OpenFDA API Suspension effective 12/20/2019?

I'm wondering if anybody has any knowledge around the current suspension. None of the APIs have been updated since 12/14/2019, and the API status page currently reads, "Currently, there is a temporary ...
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Hazard and NIOSH Code and Information for Prescription Drugs

Is there an API endpoint via OpenFDA or some other source that will give me Hazard and NIOSH codes for a specific drug based on NDC number or some other code? For example, the drug WARFARIN SODIUM- ...
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Is there an OpenFDA API That shows if a drug is hazardous to handle?

Is there an API that I can hit to see if a drug is categorized as hazardous to handle. Is there a property such as: IsHazardous or either an OSHA or NIOSH value in one of the APIs?
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Retrieving names of drug that include spaces from specific adverse reactions

I am trying to extract the top 100 drugs related to the highest number of adverse reaction of a specific type. For example, I would like to extract the top 100 drugs that have been reported as ...
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How to download data more than limit of option “limit” and “skip”

I am using this api https://api.fda.gov/drug/ndc.json. But as per limitation, we can't pass limit more than 100 and value for Skip is 25000. But in the data, if we have more than 100K + record. How ...
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Package NDC Query

I am trying to query OpenFDA to get some data on the following product: https://ndclist.com/ndc/52380-0001/package/52380-0001-3 I have tried querying 52380000103, 5238000013, 5238000103 and ...
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Looking for an endpoint to retrieve warning letters

You can search for warning letters https://www.fda.gov/inspections-compliance-enforcement-and-criminal-investigations/compliance-actions-and-activities/warning-letters
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using barcode value to lookup drug information

I am trying to build a query tool that takes a scanned barcode (NDC) and looks up the drug information in the openFDA. I have a package for Latanoprost Ophthalmic Solution with a package code of ...
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Where can I find FDA approval SPL drug data?

I am doing a study on approval label drug data for prescription drugs and want to get a a large dataset of the approval label for a drug. I will be then comparing this with later versions of the drug ...
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OpenFDA End Point Updates

With respect to the US Food and Drug Administration's API, I haven't seen the end points updated since 8/12/19. Did something change or is this common? I've noticed the end points refreshed fairly ...
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Mapping of drug names to generics

Dataset: Obtained from FDA AERS I would like to map the drug names to its generic name. Example: Arthritis Pain, Aspir 81, Aspir-Low, Bayer Childrens Aspirin etc would be mapped to aspirin Is there ...
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openFDA - how do I get the brand name of a generic drug

I need to build an api that can get the brand name of a generic drug, some generics have several hundred records, using pagination to go through this and parsing the data is not practical for my ...
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openfda - get list (dedupe) of unique medication strengths for given medication search

Searching for medication "atorvastatin calcium" returns a total of 509, lots of generics manufacturers. I want the API to return the unique medication strengths, is there a way to do that within the ...
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UDI Dataset JSON parsing efficiency TANKED after July 07 (Using Azure Data Factory)

I'm finding that my ability to parse the JSON using Azure Data factory is not possible after file updates on July 07. The process, which took 10 minutes previously now takes 50+ hours. Is anyone esle ...
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Understanding data discrepancy between NDC and annotated OpenFDA data

When comparing the NDC drug data at https://www.fda.gov/drugs/informationondrugs/ucm142438.htm and OpenFDA annotated data at https://open.fda.gov/apis/drug/ndc/download/ , I observed that the FDA ...
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Difference between Recall Enforcement Report and Recall Report?

I notice there are two types of recall datasets: Recall Enforcement Report and Recall Report. And I downloaded both of them. There are overlaps of recall events and related information, but they are ...
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Different manufacturer for same application

While trying to access labels by using open FDA API, I observed that manufacturer_name is not consistent for same application. How can a single application can have more than one manufacturer.
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GUDID / Device Registration Common Data Element

Is there a field or data element common to both the UID and the device registration databases in FDA? I'm trying to tie the two together but can't seem to find a common field.
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Historical National Drug Code Package Data Availability

I am wondering how I may be able to access historical NDC Directory File data? An example of the type of data I’m looking for would be for NDC Package Code 0002-3004-75, or Prozac Weekly. In the ...
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Availability of PGx Biomarker data for drug labels?

Is the Pharmacogenomic Biomarkers in Drug Labeling available through the OpenFDA system? If not, are there any plans to make this data available? Seems like this would be an easy thing to model and ...
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Atopiclair does not appear on any FDA list I can find

Atopiclair is on drugs.com: https://www.drugs.com/cdi/atopiclair.html Here's where it's not (on fda.gov): The FDA CDER DB: https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cder/daf/index.cfm The Medical ...
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Unexpected results from query

If I check the FDA's Drug Shortage page the first item on the list is a product with a generic name of: Abciximab (ReoPro) Injection. If I click on the link provided there is a column called ...
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Why is there an extra “0” at the beginning of every UPC code in openFDA?

When I compare images of the package label UPC barcodes with these codes the zero isn't there. Having written an application that stores and uses pharmacy item UPC barcodes, I can assure you the ...
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average ingredients for each drug in each year for a specific manufacturer

I want to count the average number of ingredients in each drug produced by a specific manufacturer in each year. The results I want should be like this: year | drug_names | avg_number_of_ingredients ...
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I am attempting to locate DrugID or DCode information

Does anyone know where to obtain DCodes or DrugIDs in the OPEN FDA product? I get practically everything I need except this. Thanks.
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Device Product Code API call

I'm trying to return medical device "product_code" data, but the following two URLs do not work. For example, I'm trying to get data on the product code, "DXN" as listed here: https://www.accessdata....
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How to fetch data from open fda API with multiple query parameters using +AND+

I am using below API query to fetch recalls for food by city AND termination date range. but it doesn't seem to work https://api.fda.gov/food/enforcement.json?search=city:%22Westminster%22+AND+...
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Why does the data on website not match what is returned from the api

I am trying to get data similar to what is shown on https://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/default.htm using the api, but I am seeing a lot of discrepancies. For example when I use the following api ...
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Basic Use of openFDA Animal & Veterinary API

Will FDA be offering any additional training materials regarding use of its recently introduced openFDA Animal & Veterinary API? Although I've read the 'How to use the API' instructions, the ...
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Download Table from PRR drug Research tool

I used the PRR drug research tool: https://openfda.shinyapps.io/RR_D/ When I select a drug name it lists me by default the top 50 drug event combinations with PRR & ROR values. In the R shiny ...
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Which data processes are applied on FAERS data

I am trying to understand if the FAERS data are processed in OpenFDA similarly to what is done in softwares (RxLogix, ORACLE, CVW), meaning: Have the FAERS data been checked for duplicates with ...
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How to filter drugs by date , ex : marketing start date , or , listing_expiration_date

I am using the REST API Endpoint https://api.fda.gov/drug/ndc.json?search=finished:true&limit=1 how to i filter the drugs based on the created date or marketing start date etc..
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How to get all generic names in the API (drug label)

I want list of all generic names in the api.fda. I have this end point query giving me first 1000 generic names. https://api.fda.gov/drug/label.json?count=openfda.brand_name.exact&limit=1000 ...
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Is it possible to link drugs, with protein targets, using OpenFDA?

I have a set of protein targets. The absolute ideal return for these targets for me, would be a .tsv file that looks like this: target_name fda_approved_drug target1 drug1 target2 - ...
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openFDA: Is there any way to match NDC data in different format?

I'd like to know whether or not there is a possible way to match NDC codes in different format by using openFDA API like Recall Enforcement Reports. For example, matching 0187-0798-30 with 0187-079-...
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What is the status of VAERS?

What is the status of the US government Vaccine Averse Event Reporting System (VAERS)? Is there also a JSON file containing links to all downloadable files for automating the download of the data?
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How to find Novartis medicines in openFDA drug labelling data

I am trying to look at the Novartis medicines on openFDA open data on drug labeling for a given period. I tried this: https://api.fda.gov/drug/label.json?search=spl_patient_package_insert:"Novartis"&...
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Retrieve the Supplier details using FEI number?

a. Can we retrieve the Supplier details using FEI number, in any of the APIs? b. Are there any datasets or APIs available to query information under Cosmetics? c. Are there any open APIs to fetch ...

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