Civic hacking FDA's National Drug Code Directory

Building a look-up of Food and Drug Administration approved medicines.

Luke Fretwell By Luke Fretwell · December 30, 2022

Screenshot of USA.GovFresh drug search page.

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(This post is part of an ongoing series documenting adventures in father-son civic hacking.)

README

We built a drug look-up tool of Food and Drug Administration approved medicines using the National Drug Code Directory API. This includes:

  • Drug search tool
  • Page listing for each FDA-approved medicine

Each drug listing includes:

  • Generic name
  • Manufacturer
  • Labeler
  • Ingredients
  • Packaging
  • Type
  • Route

Data

Data used for this project:

Kudos

Big kudos to FDA for:

  • Maintaining a public application programming interface of the data.

Demo

Drug search:

Screenshot of USA.GovFresh drug search page

Example drug listing:

Screenshot of USA.GovFresh drug listing page

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Share your feedback on the USA.GovFresh repo.

Luke Fretwell is the founder of GovFresh and co-founder and CEO of ProudCity.

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This work by GovFresh is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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