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Re: [Gnumed-devel] re drug ref

From: David Guest
Subject: Re: [Gnumed-devel] re drug ref
Date: 04 May 2003 21:05:57 +1000

On Sat, 2003-05-03 at 22:57, Ian Haywood wrote:
> On 03 May 2003 09:03:28 +1000
> sjtan <address@hidden> wrote:
> > There is an american family medicine database which has lots of 
> > info EXCEPT dosing. I played around with the url parameters, and
> > it depends on a numeric drug id , which would make the site probably
> > accessible by a robot if you knew the drug name - id table. 
> Certainly you could generate a link automatically, as a temporary
> measure until we get our own monographs. I can't see what [enforceable]
> objections they could have to this. We could also offer a "caching" feature
> for offline use, although this is probably stretching the legality. 
> > I suppose the point being is there any problems with having dosage info
> > on a publically available website, 
> Can't see why. Presumably an over-active fear of ligitation. 
> Ian
> P.S. can we have the URL? 


Alex Caldwell has been doing this for a few years and may even be using
the same on-line database that Sian mentions. 


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