FDA launches public data access initiative

The FDA has announced it will provide access to “large, important public health datasets” of information the agency has collected, with Web developers, members of public health organizations, researchers and the public in mind. According to a press release, the openFDA program is “the result of extensive research with internal officials and external developers to identify those datasets that are in recurrent demand and are traditionally fairly difficult to use.” The information is available at openFDA.gov. It eliminates the need for Freedom of Information Act requests for certain kinds of (Read more...)

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