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Getting drug register information through API

I am trying to find the drug registration info. Is there any FDA API available to gather drug register data set. Please suggest.
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Duplicates in device recall data?

Is it just me or almost all of the device recall data duplicated in OpenFDA? For example, why are there 4 nearly identical entries for recall "Z-3261-2011" when a query for this recall number is made ...
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Download all drug adverse events

I downloaded the adverse events quarterly data files from the FEARS website and I merged and cleaned them to use them in my next analytics pipeline. I was asked if I can download all the drug adverse ...
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Synchronize with the openFDA S3 bucket

When i'm try to synchronize my s3 bucket with openFDA S3 bucket ( aws s3 sync s3://my-bucket s3://download.open.fda.gov/), error occurce: "A client error (AccessDenied) occurred when calling the ...
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.How can I get the list of drugs that interact with a particular drug in openFDA

I am trying to get a list of ingredients/drugs that might interact with a particular drug or check if a list of drugs might interact with each other. How can I achieve it using openFDA API.
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Is it possible to get a complete list of medical devices through OpenFDA?

I was trying to get a complete list of medical devices through openFDA, but then I came to realize that through that data set the list can never be complete, since I can only get devices involved in a ...
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Getting the complete list of AEs x drug with openFDA

Can one get ALL AEs per single drug instead of most frequent ones? Example Ibrutinib 2,921 reports; AEs reported 1,696 in 10 categories. How can I get the remaining list of less frequent events up to ...
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OPEN FDA spam phone calls

I am receiving unwanted voice messages detailing several FDA initiatives from 909-394-5110. It talks about inspections detecting illegal drugs and also a short blurb about Open FDA and natural gas ...
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Discrepancy between OpenFDA and FAERS

I noticed there are discrepancies in counts of events for a given drug when querying OpenFDA for a given quarter (I tried q1 2014) and trying to get a matching answer from the downloadable FAERS ...
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openFDA Device Adverse Events missing for Dec, 2015 (as of 19-Jan-2016)

There still appears to be a problem with the data for Dec, 2015... the following query returns zero results as of now: http://api.fda.gov/device/event.json?search=date_received:[20151201+TO+20151231]
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OpenFDA report_date for Food/Enforcement doesn't seem to work after 9/23/2015

I am getting 0 results for any ranges after 9/23/2015. See last day of results here: https://api.fda.gov/food/enforcement.json?search=report_date:[20150923+TO+20160106] No results from 9/24 on: ...
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API for getting data from a disease name?

For example, entering: "lung Adenocarcinoma" should return (JSON preferably) large chunks of information about that disease, such as definition, alternate names, validity, treatments, signs, etc.. I'...
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Is there an API for drug approval packages from the FDA?

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 ...
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Approval dates for drugs from FDA?

OpenFDA is awesome! I wish we had anything similar here in the UK. Is there a way to get drug approval dates via the API? I'm interested in knowing what date a drug was approved by the FDA. I ...
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Is there anyway to get the NDC code for a drug from the drug enforcement report fields?

Given the fields acquired from a drug enforcement report: country reason_for_recall classification recall_number recalling_firm initial_firm_notification code_info product_quantity event_id ...
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Is there a OpenFDA API Basics for medical devices?

Reading the documentation of OpenFDA fields, we are linked to the API Basics reference guide. Every time that I try to find information about API fields (including other questions on this site) I end ...
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Can someone explain “openfda data is not for clinical use”?

I am looking for OTC Labelling information and was curious how I might be able to use the information in my applications since it says the data is not for clinical use.
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Comparing FDA drug data with other countries

We are trying to link the openFDA drug data with similar databases from other countries, and struggling to find a set of identifiers that will allow us to match drugs in different formats. Can't see ...
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NDC's in Enforcement Reports - Package vs Product vs Product Description?

In queries such as this, for example, notice some results include a product_ndc and package_ndc, while others include a NDC in the product_description. Some include no NDC identifier in any field. ...
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list of approved active ingredients

If I wanted to define how drugs and cosmetics chemicals/ingredients overlap, could I use openFDA to help answer the drug part of that comparison? Would I be able to take the contents of all the ...
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Is there a openFDA Data Pipeline version supported for Windows?

Everything in the openFDA data pipeline API seems Linux-centric, including several dependencies; dependencies require me to compile the source because packages only exist for Linux (like leveldb). I ...
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How quickly after FDA approval will adverse events be listed on openFDA?

I cannot seem to find information on what the lag time is between FDA approval (drug on market) and results for adverse events being listed on openFDA. Does anyone have an idea of the timeline? For ...
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openFDA - Recalls - quantity in commerce

Any reason this field is not available on openFDA? It can be seen on individual queries on the website: (random example) https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cdrh/cfdocs/cfres/res.cfm?id=131707 Are ...
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openFDA Device Adverse Events Data out of date

Does anyone know why the Device Adverse Events data available via the openFDA API has not been updated since 01-Jul-2015?
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Display only reactions where drugcharacterization=1 (drug was suspect drug)

I'm trying to get the number of reactions for a certain drug, but only where the drug was classified as suspect drug (drugcharacterization=1). I tried: http://api.fda.gov/drug/event.json?search=...
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Does the openFDA drug adverse events dataset (or any other dataset) have a geographic dimension?

I want to produce visualizations of PRR and ROR of drug adverse events using openFDA data using d3 and shiny. I want to build interactive map view (map of the US with PRR values by state, for example)....
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How can I access FDA drug and medical device recall data from 1970 to 2014?

The FDA only provides drug and medical device recall data since 2002. As a journalist seeking a more comprehensive data set, I really need to have access to this information.
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Option 2: Structured Product Labeling & Language - Which data to pick up?

According to the OpenFDA problem definition, it says: Level 1: Create visualization (word cloud) of boxed warnings Level 2: Develop a language model to categorize the language in the warning ...
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Inconsistent fields

This question is related to https://stackoverflow.com/questions/32363315/gson-fields-that-sometimes-are-strings-and-others-arrays I'm parsing json with Gson but I'm struggling with the data I'm ...
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How to get a review page link or review files for a certain drug using API on FDA?

I wanna get the review link for a certain drug links via API, e.g, for the drug "AUBAGIO", it's "http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cder/drugsatfda/index.cfm?fuseaction=Search.Set_Current_Drug&...
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Plans and documentation to tidy RAW data in Maude?

MAUDE is the Manufacturer and User Facility Device Experience database from the FDA. The MAUDE database houses medical device reports submitted to the FDA by mandatory reporters 1 (manufacturers, ...
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Problem with date format

I'm getting some problems with the format dates on openfda. Is there an existing method to format or process to show on a chart?
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Problem displaying charts in clone of open.fda.gov

I have cloned the open.fda.gov repository and followed instructions to get the site running on my machine. I've been meticulous to install all the ruby and nodejs dependencies, however when jekyll is ...
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Is there any open data FDA, or other, regarding U.S. Pharmacopoeia standards?

In purchasing drugs and supplements, I've noticed that certain products are advertised as Pharmaceutical Grade. Wanting to know what qualifies a substance as pharmaceutical grade I did some googling ...
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How do I query for a field with a single quote or apostrophe? e.g. “CROHN'S DISEASE”

I want to list all drugs that have "CROHN'S DISEASE" or "CROHN^S DISEASE" as drugindication: http://api.fda.gov/drug/event.json?search=patient.drug.drugindication.exact:%22CROHN'S+DISEASE%22&...
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OpenFDA: BAD_REQUEST when searching with URL encoded inputs

I am trying to search some of the "free text" fields that have values with commas, apostrophes, etc. With the encoding I have tried all combinations of quotes, parenthesis, etc. however it always ...
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Specifying sort direction in openFDA queries

Is it currently possible to specify a field and sort direction for the openFDA api? I don't see any mentioning of it within the documentation.
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Return an Enforcement record for search=recall_number

Whenever I attempt to query the API with a specific recall_number, I receive the API error message. Is there another method for retrieving an individual record that I am overlooking in the docs? Also,...
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Searching for label by NDC

I'm trying to use the label API to search for a specific OTC drug. Lets take CVS's 10mg Loratadine for example. The NDC number is 59779-612-75. Based on the API docs I think the right query should ...
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Database of non-packager-specific drug information

DailyMed lets me look up the Structured Product Label files for various medications, and I know that I can download a database of those drug labels from DailyMed here. The Structured Product Labels (...
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OpenFDA: Is there a data source which provides descriptions of the ingredients listed in EAFUS DB?

Is there a data source which provides descriptions of the ingredients listed in EAFUS DB? I have been able to find details from varied sources (PubChem, Wikipedia etc etc) but I need something that ...
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Bug in count in openFDA Adverse Events?

When using "count" I have found that less frequent counts in a query are often incorrect. My ad hoc workaround has been to always set limit to 999, and only use the first 100 counts. For example, ...
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Big Data Neophyte Trying To Work With FDA Data — Any kind souls out there willing to help?

Question #1 -- We are trying the get the data currently in table form out of this online database and into a spreadsheet. The end game is a postal mailing list/sales contact list. So we're looking ...
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OpenFDA: Why is the database updated infrequently, given that recall notices are pretty time sensitive . . . and when is it likely to get improved?

For instance, last update to their database was on 01. of May. But on other pages I could find two reports that were published in May. So the newest report from their api that I could get is from ...
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OpenFDA API: Why do some recalled items have UPCs listed and others don't, and is that something that would likely get improved?

I know that UPCs are optional. But I'm curious why when a company recalls all codes, those codes aren't listed. It would make it easier for apps to alert consumers accurately if more UPC codes were ...
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Getting more than 100 records from OpenFDA in MS Excel [duplicate]

I have a query that appears to identify 975 items per the meta information. I used the limit (100) & skip (25) parameters to get the result. However, if I try to use that same query in Excel (...
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OpenFDA Data: Labels with Boxed Warnings

I'd like to integrate boxed warning information from SPL with the Pillbox Engine so Pillbox users and developers can 1) know when a product has a boxed warning and 2) have access to the boxed warning ...
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Is there a way to get a drug's experimental name on open FDA?

This query can return the product label for the drug Cetuximab: https://api.fda.gov/drug/label.json?search=set_id:8bc6397e-4bd8-4d37-a007-a327e4da34d9 But can we link it to its former name when it ...
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open.fda.gov JSON search terms

I am interested in finding a list of valid search terms for the JSON query tool. The query syntax examples are clear, but knowing what terms to use with the syntax remains a mystery. Is there a ...
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How can I find the missing information from openfda?

I have performed adverse report based on drug name with male gender, unknown gender and female gender and for all genders. But it seems like all genders count is not equal to the combined count of ...