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Re: [Gnumed-devel] Drug Progress

From: richard terry
Subject: Re: [Gnumed-devel] Drug Progress
Date: Wed, 30 Apr 2003 08:51:57 +1000

Having worked for many years with this data and knowing how the internals 
work in prescribing, I think it would be much better to keep the drug data in 
its original form. BTW Mims probably prefer to give us the XML stuff.


On Tuesday 29 April 2003 10:36 pm, you wrote:
> On Tue, 29 Apr 2003 08:33:01 +1000
> richard terry <address@hidden> wrote:
> > BTW did you get the zantac mims annual stuff.
> >
> > How can we progress now to put this into gnuMed.
> Two ways:
> 1/ Convert into a form that can be entered into the existing drug schema.
> Probably hard due to the different approaches (proprietary/generic) of the
> two databases.
> 2/ Keep the database in its original form, and write a Python module to
> talk to it. Separate modules can be written for and AMIS in the
> fullness of time. The other advantage
> is if MIMS switch to their XML database it should be fairly easy to write
> a Python module for this too.
> What we need is a common API, see attached an inital draft.
> Ian

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