Drugs@FDA includes most of the drug products approved since 1939. The majority of patient information, labels, approval letters, reviews, and other information are available for drug products approved since 1998.
Drugs@FDA contains information about the following FDA-approved products for human use:
Prescription brand-name drug products, generic drug products, and many therapeutic biological products
Over-the-counter brand-name and generic drugs
Different datasets use different unique identifiers, which can make it difficult to find the same drug in each dataset.
openFDA features harmonization on specific identifiers to make it easier to both search for and understand the drug products returned by API queries. These additional fields are attached to records in all categories, if applicable.
Review the chart below to better understand which fields are harmonized.
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