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How to decode the company number in the field `header$companynumb`

Is there a lookup table where I can find the names of repackaging or drug manufacturing companies with companynumb reported in the field companynumb? e.g. "companynumb": "200501050" Thanks
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Use Fuzzy Search with OpenFDA API

I want to ask how can I use fuzzy search in openfda api? For example, I am using "panadol" to search something. https://api.fda.gov/drug/label.json?search=brand_name:panadol But sometime I miss ...
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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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openFDA co-occurring adverse events

Is there a way to query openFDA to get the set of co-occurring adverse events that for a given set of 2 or more drugs for a given indication? For example, What are the adverse events that happen in ...
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Determining if drug is generic or brand using NDC

Is there a way to determine if a drug is generic or brand by passing in an NDC (National Drug Code) to the drug label endpoint (https://api.fda.gov/drug/label)?
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Open FDA - Medical device search -> summary pdf

I want to know how to search the PDF files with a search term. Most 510K records have the value "Summary" stored in the Summary field. How can one search the PDF files attached to the summary and ...
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Inflexible search params with open.fda.gov

I'm having the following issues with the Search result limitations with open.fda.gov: Up to 100 results for single request; and up to 5100 results for single search criteria No flexible search (e.g. ...
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Availability of data from 3 specific FDA web pages

I'm looking at the API references for drugs and for devices, but haven't found answers. I'm wondering if it is possible to return the information that is listed on 3 web pages at FDA: Hematology/...
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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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Limit the array of drugs in openFDA

Hello I am messing around with openFDA and was wondering if its possible to search for a medicinal product and only return objects with one drug in the array. For example when you search for a drug, ...
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How can I access FDA drug recall or warning letter data?

How can I access FDA drug recall, or warning letter data? So that I can use that information to predict the Drug Shortage using machine learning algorithms
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Retrieve Import Alerts published by FDA

The FDA publishes lists of Import Alerts in HTML format, such as, for example, in page https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/cms_ia/importalert_259.html . This is in FDA site under Industry > Import > ...
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Accessing raw OpenFDA data for visualizations

Is there a way to connect a Tableau Web Data Connector to the data on the OpenFDA API?
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How to openFDA Query data from 2014 to present?

I was looking through the openFDA API and have been trying to find a good way to get data from the start of 2014 to now. Unfortunately it appears the downloads only go to 01-25-16. I also ran a query ...
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OpenFDA Bad Zip File?

I have been working to build a download and unzipping "pipeline" going (as a noob) with OpenFDA data, and I saw with interest @h.das' closed post about zips - "Python crashing when trying to read ...
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Determining a drug's approval status from ClinicalTrials.Gov/chEMBL

I am trying to query these databases and identify trials that passed, and those that didn't. I have gone through and parsed all of ClinicalTrials.gov and matched it to records from chEMBL to build a ...
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Searching by disease through openFDA API

I'm trying to query for all drugs related to a certain disease group (say, for example testicular cancer). How would I structure that query? is this possible?
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Device events has duplicating patient records

It seems that in the https://open.fda.gov/device/event/ the patients have duplicated records. "patient": [ { "sequence_number_treatment": [ "" ], "...
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How to download all the ophthalmic devices data from device classification end point in openFDA

The API call https://api.fda.gov/device/classification.json?search=medical_specialty_description=%22ophthalmic%22 is returning (limiting) the number of records to 1 for ophthalmic devices data. I ...
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OPenFDA API - querying on dosage_and_administration_table _exists_ not working

I was planning to get the results where brand name is aspirin and whose drug result has property dosage_and_administration_table. So I did this https://api.fda.gov/drug/label.json?search=brand_name:...
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Running openFDA api locally

I am trying to do some classification and clustering on the openFDA dataset. I started by downloading a year's worth of data and realized I run into system limits and would need to solve for that. ...
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Python crashing when trying to read zipped json files [closed]

I downloaded the 2015 adverse drug events data from openfda and I want to run some analysis with python. I am a python newbie, but have become comfortable with the scikit-learn libraries, but I cannot ...
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Query OpenFDA by UPC

I am trying to query OpenFDA by UPC but the API keeps returning "No Matched Found". I assume this works in the same way as product NDC, which is returning as expected when I try something like this: ...
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Endpoint not returning expected data based on NDC package code

I recently stumbled upon openFDA and it seems to be the perfect answer for relaying drug brand name information to our users based on a provided NDC code. The issue I am running into however is that ...
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Is there a way to query openFDA for drug pair interaction?

openFDA is awesome particularly the drug/event database. But I can't find a way to query whether a particular drug (e.g. xanax) has any drug interaction warning, precaution, or contraindication. ...
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Adverse Events Reported Term + MEDDRA coding dataset

I just wanted to kindly ask if anyone is aware about the presence of a repository of datasets containing both the Reported Term (usually collected in the CRF as free text by the investigator) and its ...
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is there a search class for whether the drug was taken in hospital or not?

is there a search class in open FDA Drug Adverse Event Report Browser for whether the drug was taken in hospital or not?
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openFDA: Is There an Open Database of Which Drugs are Approved for the Treatment of Which Illnesses?

Is there an open database which lists FDA or EMA approvals of drugs for the treatment of specific illnesses?
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openFDA - update notice:: further clarification

A little more clarification, please. I see the Q/A here openFDA endpoints not updated in over 2 months. Has this project been abandoned? regarding the bug and update status. Did the bug and will ...
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openFDA endpoints not updated in over 2 months. Has this project been abandoned?

We are specifically interested in the "Devices › Adverse Events" data which until recently seemed to get updated monthly, usually within 2 weeks of the end of the month. We realize that this is a ...
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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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OpenFDA API - how to query on drug name with more than one word

Try running this query: https://api.fda.gov/drug/label.json?&search=brand_name:tylenol+number+three I've also tried the %20 instead of '+' and it didn't work either. I'm trying to pull up the ...
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openFDA: 510k update frequency

How often is openFDA 510k database updated? Through the FDA website I see a new batch of 510k clearances from June 2016. However, openFDA has not been updated since May.
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Writing a script to mimic openFDA's count query

I downloaded all of the JSON files from openFDA (2004Q1-2015Q4) so I could run my own python scripts to mimic the count query provided by the API. My goal is to get the counts of adverse reactions ...
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openFDA API - ingredient and product name queries give bad results - is it me?

Try running this query: https://api.fda.gov/drug/label.json?&search=generic_name=hydrocodone - returns Oxycontin, not Norco or other hydrocodone containing drugs https://api.fda.gov/drug/label....
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How do I run openFDA API locally?

I'm currently working on a project that would greatly be assisted by running the openFDA API locally. I tried to follow the READMEs but I can't get it to work. Thank you!
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Where to save the event JSON files for openFDA locally?

I just downloaded the openFDA source code from the github, as well as all the event endpoint JSON files, and I wanted to know which directory to save the JSON endpoints. Some also seemed to have the ...
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For openFDA, is there a way to get the counts of every drug for a particular adverse event?

I'm working on calculating a PRR, but instead of using a drug-adverse event pair, I'm looking at the drug-SOC (system organ class) pair, which needs all the reports of every drug-ADE pair within a ...
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Setting up a private instance

In general, I want to use OpenFDA to look at the overlap between FDA drug data and cosmetics ingredients, primarily using the drug event and drug label data sets. Device and food questions might arise ...
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Getting updated date for all the endpoints through an API

I am trying to build a code that download all files from the provided end points. However, I do not want to download the files everytime and will only download the files if the data in the endpoints ...
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Getting Started with the OpenFDA API

I am totally lost with the OpenFDA API. I've downloaded the API from Github, run the bootstrap.sh, run python setup.py install, and I have no clue what to do now. My specific questions: 1. ...
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De-duping follow-up reports

In openFDA's source code documentation it's said that the FAERS pipeline includes a procedure for de-duping follow-up reports. I don't find in source code where it happens. What it means? Only last ...
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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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.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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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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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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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 ...