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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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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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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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How to download a subset of the reports based on a specific indication of query term?

I understand that for performance purposes in my case it will be better to download the data rather than accessing it through the public API. On a practical note I am only interested in a subset of ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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download and convert the data of the Medical Device Adverse Event database

I'm trying to convert the data from this database to a format like csv or sql database. The goal is to analyze this data with R later. I would like to store them in a local database to be able to ...
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How can I get the PI Label “Highlights” (or page 1) of the drug's label

Are the "highlight of the prescribing label" available through openFDA?
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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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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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OpenFDA query - wanting one section

I'm rying to eventually populate a spreadsheet with only the dosage_and_administration section for like 2000 medications. I created a query for this: https://api.fda.gov/drug/label.json?search=...
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When will the drug events api (https://api.fda.gov/drug/event.json) be updated with 2018 Q2 data

I see that on the FDA adverse events reporting (FAERS) public dashboard the data is already as of June 30, 2018 whereas on the API its still as of March 31, 2018. https://api.fda.gov/drug/event.json?...
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Q: Boolean Structure

I'm looking for help to construct a search with multiple parameters. Is this possible? I'm basically performing this search to try to catch reports that may have been labeled with the incorrect ...
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OpenFDA: Programmatic/Machine Readable Biologic License Application Data

Is there a way to programatically (or manually) download the biologic license applications data in a machine readable format? Here is a PDF that at the bottom has the 2015 approvals, https://www.fda....
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Difference between Inspection Observation and Inspection Citation reports

What is the difference between the FDA Inspection Observation and Inspection Citation reports? The inspection citation report appears to have slightly less data but provides more details for what is ...
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Is Trade name the same as brand name

i wanted to get the trade name of a drug, but in https://api.fda.gov/drug/label.json?search=openfda.generic_name:Amoxicillin i get brand_name. so can someone please confirm, that brand_name refers to ...
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How to get all the DrugList

I want to fetch all the drugList, lets say -> DrugName, Manufacturer, Prescribed for, Description. I tried using https://api.fda.gov/drug/event.json?count=patient.drug.openfda.manufacturer_name.exact ...
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openFDA - Open APIs to access Import Alerts, Import Refusals, Warning Letters & Inspection details

Does openFDA have APIs to access Import Alerts, Import Refusals, Warning Letters & Inspection details for a Supplier?
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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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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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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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Can we get the dosage list for a drug

How can we get the dosage list for a particular drug. we have the key "dosage_forms_and_strength" but it gives a single string not in a list format. I need to bind a dropdown for dosage information ...
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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 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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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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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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I get 'certificate verify failed' URLError when trying to download data from openFDA

I'm using Python and pandas to try to download the data in the FDA's 'Adverse drug event reports since 2004'. Here is my code: import pandas as pd import json from pandas.io.json import ...
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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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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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Get results for partial drug name searches

Currently I can get results for a generic drug name if I use a query like: https://api.fda.gov/drug/label.json?search=generic_name:atorvastatin But is there a way to get results back if the drug ...
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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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