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Timing/schedule for new datasets

Is there a target schedule for making additional datasets available via OpenFDA? For example, the data in Drugs@FDA database, or the PostMarketing Reqs and Commitements database data?
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How does one link two selected elements on two tables within openFDA?

I'm trying extract some summary information from openFDA and am receiving wildly different responses, and very different capabilities when attempting my search, and was hoping that someone could help ...
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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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Adverse Events for Avastin - vision issues

I need a list of the adverse events for Avastin drug. I mainly would like to see a list of adverse events concerning vision issues. Thank you.
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Missing medical device recall information? OpenFDA not finding recalls from FDA database

To ensure I was understanding how openFDA works, I have been checking my queries against the searchable medical device recall database the FDA already has (http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cdrh/...
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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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Why does the number of results change when I search for YAZ in the field patient.drug.medicinalproduct vs. patient.drug.openfda.brand_name?

Depending on how I search for drugs in the openFDA drug adverse event API, I get different counts (numbers of results). Here are two searches for the drug YAZ, between January 1, 2004, and September ...
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Why does a report listing a generic drug (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) have multiple brand names listed in the drug’s openfda section?

https://api.fda.gov/drug/event.json?search=safetyreportid:"4990905-5" In this adverse event report, three drugs are listed in patient.drug.medicinalproduct. The first is marked as the suspect drug (...
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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 can I get accurate data re Adverse Events?

I am researching hormonal birth control and finding different results depending on how the order of the drug is listed. Also, if a space is used between Ethinyl Estradiol or not. Ethinyl Estradiol+...
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Drug time series produces unexpected results

I run two queries for the daily number of reports for bextra and avandia: https://api.fda.gov/drug/event.json?search=receivedate:[20050101+TO+20050430]+AND+brand_name:bextra&count=receivedate ...
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Is it possible to get the exact (particular) information from openFDA?

I am looking for just meta information from openFDA. Whenever I do a query I get all the information like meta, results. My requirement doesn't deal with results. We just care about metadata, because ...
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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 ...
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How do we relate Adverse Reactions and Drug in Open FDA?

I have been trying to relate adverse reaction to list of drugs in the Open FDA JSON but just can't manage to understand. Consider this JSON: "reaction": [ { "reactionmeddrapt": "...
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what is adverse_event_flag used for?

I first tried this query and the returned count of Injury was 9. https://api.fda.gov/device/event.json?search=date_received:[19950101+TO+20141231]+AND+device.device_report_product_code:LLZ+AND+...
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“The API response was an error” in OpenFDA search query

I used the following query: https://api.fda.gov/device/event.json?search=date_received:[20120101+TO+20141231]+AND+device.device_report_product_code:LLZ+AND+product_problem_flag:Y+AND+event_type:"Death"...
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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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help diagnose the query result? or a possible bug?

I used the following query: https://api.fda.gov/device/event.json?search=date_received:[20130101+TO+20141231]+AND+device.device_report_product_code=LLZ+AND+adverse_event_flag=Y&limit=1 In the ...
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Is it the right query on what I am looking for in openFDA?

I have performed a query. I was planning to get the adverse report based on medicine name and age. So I did this" https://api.fda.gov/drug/event.json?search=patient.drug.openfda.brand_name:advil+AND+...
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Looking for openFDA datasets which gives JSON data

I am looking for openFDA datasets for my current academic project. The project describes that a user enters medicine name and the result has to show me the information about the adverse events based ...
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Wildcard searches

First time to use the OpenFDA API's. Very nice work! It seems like wildcards are not permitted in queries, so I was curious how one might go about generating data such as count of specific AEs by ...
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Is there an easy way to access medical device approvals beyond recently-approved devices?

Is there an easy way to access medical device approvals? (Including being able to sort the approvals by manufacturer?) Currently you are able to view "recently-approved devices." Hoping to be able to ...
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Where is the “product problem” field in the openFDA API?

In the MAUDE search tool on FDA.gov there is a standard list of problems in a product problem field. This is not available in the API. See screenshot for example. This would be a great addition to ...
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Is it possible to receive complaint count in monthly format?

Hi I'm currently using the following function to get complaints on certain drugs over time. However the output gives me the number of reported complaints on a daily basis. It would help me a great ...
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Class 1 and 2 medical device recalls

How can I structure a question on the FDA OpenApp that will return all Class 1 and 2 medical device recalls for radiation therapy devices over a certain period (e.g. the month of June 2014)?
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OpenFDA API: Can I perform search by same field with various values

I'm in a process of investigation of openFDA API and its possibilities. For now I'm reviewing this type of request - One enforcement report of a certain health hazard class https://api.fda.gov/drug/...
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seriousnesscongenitalanomaly in openFDA Adverse Events

I'm dipping my toes into the openFDA dataset and want to do some searches related to congenital anomalies. I know this data is searchable because the folks at Social Health Insights have built a ...
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Delay in openFDA's drug recalls/enforcement reports?

It looks like there is a delay in the data served by the openFDA's enforcement report API. Right now, the most recent records in the responses from the endpoint are dated 6/18, but the most recent ...
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OpenFDA API for drug Label changes

Is there is any API for getting the label changes for a list of drugs. I have been searching for APIs and RSS feeds with no luck.
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Data about the safety of Da Vinci Robotic Surgery

I am looking for data about the safety of the Da Vinci Robot. Have there been recalls on the Da Vinci Robot for not functioning properly? Have patients experienced terrible results via the use of the ...
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Dietary Supplement data

Does this data contain recall data (or any data) on dietary supplements for humans or dietary supplements for animals (which is handled by the Veterinary Drug department)?
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Are patient ages in openFDA specific to months of age (for infants) or only age in years?

I am interested in using the openFDA database to look at adverse drug events in hospitalized neonates and infants. Is it possible to determine age in months for newborns and infants? Also, is ...
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“hypotension” due to carbamazepine in open FDA?

How to search count of specific adverse event "hypotension" due to carbamazepine in openFDA?
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openFDA adverse reaction Serious vs Expedited?

what is the difference between serious and fulfillexpeditecriteria ? fulfillexpeditecriteria is not in the docs.
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Where can I find sales figures on pharmaceutical drugs listed by manufacturer?

I have some set of data from openFDA that looks like: Nausea reports concomitant w/ Fluoxetine, by manufacturer. +--------------+-------------------+ | Manufacturer | Number of reports | +------------...
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Multiple attributes available in a single OpenFDA query

Can I pull a single query that counts & breaks down adverse events reported for multiple attributes such as by year and by drug and by manufacturer? I've had success pulling counts by individual (...
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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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openFDA: Can we print results for multiple patients at once?

Is there any way to get multiple patients' results in one output? I've noticed it defaults to show one patient's results at a time - and skipping allows you to see other patients - but is there any ...
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Where is the list of fields available through the openFDA API?

I was wondering how to create a query based off the examples, and the main question I have is where do the patient.drug.openfda.pharm_class_epc and patient.reaction.reactionmeddrapt come from? I ...
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OpenFDA API : can we count on several fields?

Is it possible to get counts nested by 2 fields ? For example adverse events by patient sex and reaction type. The result would be something like a 2 dim array. edit (since this account doesn't have ...
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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 adverse event counts by dates do not add up

The counts by date range do not seem to add up. For example, the following two queries https://api.fda.gov/drug/event.json?search=patient.drug.openfda.brand_name:"ambien"+AND+serious:1+AND+patient....
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Model documents for presubmission meeting with FDA about mhealth pilot trial and risk assessment

I am planning a trial with diabetic patients to use our digital tablet-based Android app for helping to track/manage glucose, nutrition, medications, and fitness-related activities. It has been ...
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Search for deaths by a specific drug

I am not a programmer, so I am trying to understand the search methods to use when looking at OpenFDA. I am currently using the generic form for Reported Reactions. How do you get more the 10 adverse ...
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Inconsistency in API results?

Two of the sample queries on the open.fda.gov "API Basics" webpage return what appears to be inconsistent results: https://api.fda.gov/drug/event.json?search=patient.drug.openfda.pharm_class_epc:"...
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Seriousness values on OpenFDA

In looking at OpenFDA, I'd like to know the range of values for results.seriousnessother, results.seriousnesshospitalization, results.serious, and results.primarysource.qualification, as well as what ...
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Search for False advertising/drug name associated with patient complaint of false advertising

I'm looking for a way to search the OpenFDA databse for a patients claim of false advertising. I would then like to return the results of the search ion which the Drugs are noted with that claim. ...
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Where do I type in my query in the API in openFDA.gov

The openFDA.gov reference website says to use the following webpage for queries: https://api.fda.gov. But when I go to that page, there is no where to type in a query and run it. Where can I type in ...
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How to get total count of adverse effects events by manufacturer in openFDA?

I get error when attempting to use count=patient.drug.openfda.manufacturer_name.exact without including the filter by field like in search=patient.drug.openfda.pharm_class_epc:"nonsteroidal+anti-...
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Data In CSV Format from OpenFDA

I read about data availability on http://open.fda.gov/ Now i want to download data in structured row-column format but all that i am getting is modifying my search query in order to retrieve ...