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Questions and answers surrounding the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's OpenFDA program.

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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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List of United States cities

I'm looking to get some data of this page http://www.greatschools.org/california/san-francisco/schools/?gradeLevels=e&page=2 To do it I need to create the links in this format: http://www....
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Disease and Symptoms Hierarchy

I have a huge list of symptoms (1 million rows+ ). I would like to reduce the data by grouping the symptoms. For example, lower abdominal pain and upper abdominal pain into "abdominal pain" category. ...
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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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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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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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Get All medicine names

My aim is to give intelligent support to the textbox where the user will type the medicine name that they want, and I will provide suggestions of the medicine. For this purpose, i want to get the ...
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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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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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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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OpenFDA API: Including the skip parameter limit

I was working with the API and trying to paginate the results and I ran into an error which says 'Skip value must 5000 or less'. It would be nice if you guys could add this to your documentation ...
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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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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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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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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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Variable/multidimensional json record structure OpenFDA

Arguably this is more a general programming question, and I should keep learning; yet, if advice or guidance is forthcoming I wanted to try asking: what is the best way to look for substances that ...
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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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Any public accessible web service to get MedDRA description?

I used this api call to get reaction list: https://api.fda.gov/drug/event?&search=???&count=patient.reaction.reactionmeddrapt.exact&limit=24 I just want to forward users to a page that ...
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Is there any better way to get sum number of reactions

I used this api call to get expected number of reactions: https://api.fda.gov/drug/event?&search=???&count=patient.reaction.reactionmeddrapt.exact&limit=24 But as I only get part of the ...
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I am using open FDA for the first time, How can I get API key? [closed]

We are using Composite data virtualisation tool. How can openFDA help us? How can I get API key?
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Forward slashes in OpenFDA queries invariably lead to errors

When I query the OpenFDA API, some queries which should be valid yield invalid results. I suspect this has to do with an error in how forward slashes are handled in queries on the FDA server (which ...
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Query medicine descriptions API

I am looking for publicly available API for querying medicine's descriptions. For example, if I supply Carbidopa/Levodopa or Sinemet the expected return data (in json or xml format) is a simple ...
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FDA Open Data sample URL for date range

I am new to OpenFDA API, and I just got my API key and I want to get a food recalls that falls within range of dates. Could anyone provide me with an example of what would be the URL with range of ...