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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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openFDA adverse reaction Serious vs Expedited?

what is the difference between serious and fulfillexpeditecriteria ? fulfillexpeditecriteria is not in the docs.
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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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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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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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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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OPEN FDA beta - 2 Letter Codes for device attribute - “manufacturer_country”

what are the 2 letter codes for the device attribute - "manufacturer_country" based on? are these fips codes or so-3166 alpha 2 codes or some other coding scheme? it seems there are multiple codes ...
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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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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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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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Basic Use of openFDA Animal & Veterinary API

Will FDA be offering any additional training materials regarding use of its recently introduced openFDA Animal & Veterinary API? Although I've read the 'How to use the API' instructions, the ...
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Identifying conventional vs natural drugs

Is there a way to identify which drugs are Conventional (Allopathic) drugs vs which drugs are Natural (Homeo, Ayurvedic) drugs from open FDA drug label repository?
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meds not appearing in FDA CDER or medical device DBs

The meds not appearing in either are as follows: RabAvert Donnatal Androxy The search engine I used for the FDA CDER DB is as follows: https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cder/daf/index.cfm The ...
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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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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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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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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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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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openFDA - how do I get the brand name of a generic drug

I need to build an api that can get the brand name of a generic drug, some generics have several hundred records, using pagination to go through this and parsing the data is not practical for my ...
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How to filter drugs by date , ex : marketing start date , or , listing_expiration_date

I am using the REST API Endpoint https://api.fda.gov/drug/ndc.json?search=finished:true&limit=1 how to i filter the drugs based on the created date or marketing start date etc..
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Why is this NDA not available in openFDA?

I'm working on a project that annotates FDA label text. We're trying to use the openFDA API to get information about specific NDA IDs. I'm trying to query information about NDA206038 using the /search ...
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using openfda.brand_name.exact:“Tylenol” case sensitive

I have recently come across openfda.brand_name.exact. It is getting the results where the brand name has to match exactly, i.e. also case sensitive. For example, the query api.fda.gov/drug/label....
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what is the difference between drugs@fda and openfda?

What is the difference between (drugs@fda or drugs@fda data files) and openfda? Is there a recommended resource to use for drug name lookup?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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“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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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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“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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average ingredients for each drug in each year for a specific manufacturer

I want to count the average number of ingredients in each drug produced by a specific manufacturer in each year. The results I want should be like this: year | drug_names | avg_number_of_ingredients ...