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PMA data does not match FDA database

I am seeking to understand the source of data discrepancies between the openFDA API and the FDA database. For example I am using the following query to find all records that match a PMA submission ...
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302 Moved Temporarily

We are trying to fetch the data using below URL: http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/MAUDE/ftparea/DEVICEAdd.zip but it continuously gives below error as: Reusing existing connection to www.accessdata.fda....
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Query/Endpoint To Show Available Packaging Quantities

I'm currently trying to find the appropriate query or dataset to see all the packaging options (specifically quantities) for a particular drug. Example: Clotrimazole This drug comes in both creams and ...
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OpenFDA Prior Notice

Is it possible to create Prior Notices using OpenFDA? I've search the API documentation and this forum, but haven't found any topics about this. BR Michael Sandström
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Querying FDA Using NDC

Would someone be able to guide me on how to create the right query to find a pill's metadata based on NHC. Here the combinations I tried but all return no results. Identifier: 51285-0092-87_BE305F72 ...
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Manage Missing FDA Drug Labels from New Update Files

I am using Drug Labeling [/drug/label] at OpenFDA to ingest the updated files. I understand I need to re-ingest all the files every time there is a release and update the previously built database. My ...
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Filtering Drug Adverse Events to Focus on Combination Products

The openFDA drug adverse event API returns data that has been collected from the FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS). The FAERS data in the DTD Descriptor contains a field that identifies ...
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How do make an autocomplete for drug search?

I am making a drug search box on a webapp and was wondering if there is a way to make an autocomplete as a user type the drug name in the searchbox? This is the api url that i use to search for ...
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Adverse Events API data is not updated

We are using below API to fetch the data but it seems API data is not updated since 29th of November 23 as it shows last updated as 2023-11-29 in the response and therefore we are not able to get the ...
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Patient age is not displayed correctly

Patient Age is displayed as below: Patient Age 19710 DA using the below URL: https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cdrh/cfdocs/cfmaude/detail.cfm?mdrfoi__id=16232230&pc=CCK&device_sequence_no=...
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510(k) Clearance Data Set seems to end as of June 1, 2023

Over the last month or so, I have downloaded the 510(k) dataset several times, and each time it seems to be lacking any 510(k)s decided after June 1, 2023. https://open.fda.gov/apis/device/510k/...
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Contact open FDA information

We are a team from Asia Taiwan. This center, based in Taiwan, aims to promote international police cooperation and enhance law enforcement capabilities through scientific research and technological ...
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Discrepancy between MAUDE and API Search Results

Here an update to my previous post with additional details and an answer to the initial response: Unfortunately the measures listed above did not remedy the problem we are facing. Maybe it would help ...
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Missing previous month data

We are using below mentioned API to fetch data based on product code and date range: https://api.fda.gov/device/event.json?search=date_received:[20230927+TO+20231027]AND+device....
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510(k) openFDA API Data - Missing 510(k)s

I have a question concerning the API dataset for 510(k)s - I noticed that the API data does not incorporate the "subsequent product code" data that is available when searching through the ...
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Connection timeout calling open api

We are using below APIs to fetch the data using python but it continues to give us connection timeout and connection forcibly refused error: https://api.fda.gov/device/event.json https://api.fda.gov/...
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Wrong product code in API response

We are using below API to get data for product code "CAN" from 1st may 23 to 30th may 23: https://api.fda.gov/device/event.json?api_key=T1Hc46PBzj4XxShHdLhmdfilfr9Xpsd1DmpZo0or&search=...
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Missing certain data in API

We are using the below API to fetch data based on dates: https://api.fda.gov/device/event.json?api_key=MyAPIKey&search=date_received:[20230702+TO+20230704]AND+device.device_report_product_code....
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Comparing new data of drugsfda

How can I effectively compare this extensive dataset with the previous version I downloaded, especially considering that I need to re-download the updated dataset each time it's refreshed? Furthermore,...
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way to get new dataset on FDA

Is there a way to know when and what new data set is added to a specific endpoint like drugs/events? we have last modified for a particuklar endpoint, but I want see what all new data is added ...
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How do you use the sorting function in OpenFDA for registration listing?

Can you sort "sort=receivedate:desc&limit=10" under the registration listing for product.created_date?
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API to ITACS to query Entry Number and get the Entry Level Status

Is there an application programming interface (API) to ITACS to query an Entry Number and get the Entry Level Status?
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open FDA Recalls API does not have same device class as accessdata.fda.gov

accessdata.fda.gov shows class 1 while api returns "device_class":2 examples 1)Baxter, SIGMA Spectrum https://api.fda.gov/device/recall.json?search=product_res_number:"Z-0530-2022"&...
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Some 510k records with 'statement' value stored in the summary searchable field from openFDA do not have summary information from FDA database

I see there is a searchable field called 'summary_or_statement' from openFDA API to indicate the summary or statement result. However, some records with "statement' value for the ...
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Is there a way to extract NCT ID, approval order, post-approval study links from PMA database with openFDA api?

I am wondering if it is possible to add more searchable fields to the openFDA api PMA database such as NCT ID, approval order link and post-approval study link? Or adding something to determine which ...
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Ability to link API report back to site

I currently do not see a way to link a result returned from openFDA API to the sites report. For example the recall below does not have a link back to the report on the fda site. Is there a way to ...
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mdr text is missing for many report numbers

I am using the below mentioned adverse event device open API url but it is not giving MDR text for many report numbers like 2112667-2023-03226, 2112667-2023-03227, 2112667-2023-03228 etc though the ...
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Why does device.device_report_product_code require = rather than :?

To successfully search the device/event endpoint for device.device_report_product_code, you must search using = instead of : like this: https://api.fda.gov/device/event.json?search=device....
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FDA API not working since last month

The FDA API is not able to extract data for the month of May and June. The API used in collecting the data for May is given below: 'https://api.fda.gov/device/event.json?search=date_received:[20230501+...
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Occurence rates and FAERS data

I had a question regarding rates of occurence in FAERS. According to the FAERS documentation, Rates of occurrence cannot be established with reports: The number of suspected reactions in FAERS should ...
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Using the openfda API, is there a way to download the 510(k) summary documents using the API? Or simple get the links to those summaries?

I can use the API to determine if a "statement_or_summary" exists. Is there a way to download the 510(k) summary documents, or get links to those documents? I am fine ignoring the documents ...
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FDA APIs have data discrepancies

FDA APIs have data discrepancies. Last month and current month, I ran APIs for getting values using the below APIs, but the results were different. Last month it showed 500+ records for my filter, but ...
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openfda results in spl_patient_package_insert_table not rendering HTML correctly

I'm accessing the spl_patient_package_insert_table data in the https://api.fda.gov/drug/label.json endpoint. The HTML returned in this field is not rendering correctly in a browser. Does this ...
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Is OpenFDA for Food Recall Enforcement Reports [/food/enforcement] bulk download supports in TLS 1.2 enabled servers?

The bulk download with below link is not working in TLS 1.2 enabled servers. Can someone help me to understand whether OpenFDA bulk download supports in TLS 1.2 enabled servers? Or do I needs to use ...
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api.fda.gov is failing security check

This server couldn't prove that it's api.fda.gov; its security certificate is from *.fr.cloud.gov. This may be caused by a misconfiguration or an attacker intercepting your connection.
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The 2023-01-02 openFDA recall file is missing searchable fields

The 2023-01-02 openFDA json file (https://open.fda.gov/apis/device/recall/download/) is missing searchable fields. For example, the field cfres_id is missing (was available in the 2022 json files). Is ...
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The openFDA API supports searching by range in date not working?

I would like to create an URL, that shows me all reports from the MAUDE database from December with the product key 'MQB'. I created the this URL as an attempt: https://api.fda.gov/device/recall.json?...
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510(k) summary documents indicated on openFDA are not available from FDA 510(k) database

I have a question regarding the openFDA 510k data: According to the File Layout for Releasable 510(k)s the statement_or_summary entry gives following information: SUMMARY indicates that a summary of ...
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Connection between "Recalls" and "Unique Device Identifier" databases

I would like to easily link a field on the "Unique Device Identifier" database to a field on the "Recalls" database, so I can easily see more information of a device/lead which has ...
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Drugs@FDA Endpoint - Why is the openFDA field missing from some applications

I'm building a search form using the openFDA API starting with the Drugs@FDA endpoint. In my attempts to find a consistent method and identifiable field to search for drugs I have noticed some ...
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Query Syntax by Drug Class

I am interested in creating a dataset that only contains that class of drugs. I would prefer being able to search by the drug name, but entries for that field are masked. Does anyone know if I can ...
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How to format openFDA API results?

I am able to retrieve the results for a drug from the openFDA via PHP; however the results are just strings of text without any indicators for formatting such as html tags or splitting them up into ...
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How can I list FDA approved drugs in a year? asked again

Does anyone figur this out? How can I list FDA approved drugs in a year? The answer stated the example for the year of 1981, and that call contains [1981-01-01+TO+1981-12-31]. So, I assumed that I ...
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Device Events for 2022 Q2 are missing

I want to ask why the Maude-Device-Event Files for Q2 are currently not available in the downloads. See: https://open.fda.gov/data/downloads/ It states last updated on 2022-06-23.
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How do I find NDC-level therapeutic equivalency (TE) codes (Orange Book)

FDA Orange Book data contains a column for strength, but it is formatted so differently from the strength columns available in other FDA data (i.e. NDC catalog). Therapeutic equivalency codes (TE ...
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Why is my API call for drug.active_ingredients.name.exact not working? (Animal and Veterinary endpoint)

I am trying to look up data on the ingredient milbemycin oxime, and I want results that contain only milbemycin oxime as the active ingredient. https://api.fda.gov/animalandveterinary/event.json?...
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How do I modularize openFDA API requests?

I'm trying to iterate through an excel sheet and find the NDC of a drug from its generic name in each cell in a column so that I don't have to manually type in each generic name. This is what I have ...
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Is passing an "&" as a string character possible using the openFDA API? If no, is there a way to access data with manufacturer name containing "&"?

I am using the openFDA NDC API. Searching and counting using the "manufacture_name.exact" field results in a status 400 bad request when passing the character "&" as part of ...
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Which API to use to find the information based on NDC code?

I found out that there are two ways to find drug information based on NDC code but I am not quite sure which one to choose. Here is an example NDC API - https://api.fda.gov/drug/ndc.json?search=...
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Search via NDC api and brand name outputs different results

I was trying to search information about Advil so I tried two ways Search by drug name: https://api.fda.gov/drug/event.json?search=patient.drug.openfda.brand_name:advil Search by ndc code: https://api....
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