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Re: [Gnumed-devel] drugref2 in Oscar

From: Karsten Hilbert
Subject: Re: [Gnumed-devel] drugref2 in Oscar
Date: Tue, 16 Feb 2010 10:06:00 +0100
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On Tue, Feb 16, 2010 at 12:27:48AM -0800, Jim Busser wrote:

> > Originally provided were
> > 
> > a) a concept
> > b) some proof-of-concept code
> where by contrast on 2010-02-15, at 4:05 AM, you wrote:
> > FreeDiams... opens the selected database : fr, us, drugref2
> and on 2010-02-15, at 10:31 PM, Sebastian wrote:
> > FreeDiams seems to share some ideas with drugref. Access
> > to more then one drug source and exposing features through
> > some interface
> which makes it *sound* like FreeDiams is more advanced than was Drugref...

It surely is in usability. One nitpick: currently it only
allows access to the French data. But it *could* assuming a
non-French database was dropped in. But it would lose some
functionality because for interaction calculation it relies
on the French INNs :-)

We are lobbying for inclusion of ATC (which the French data
does not have and so the author didn't so far add it).

That way functionality became independant of language.

BTW, what an abysmally stupid concept:

        INN - international normalized (nominal ?) names

        -- but they exist in French, German, English, ...

> ... however if GNUmed does not care about things like the
> prescribing portion and only really cares about the data
> access portion, is FreeDiams in fact any more advanced than
> was the drugref proof of concept code?

I would assume so.

> particularly since it is not obvious to me that FreeDiams
> handles access to multiple databases, maybe only allowing to
> populate four tables with data from a *single* source ??

Currently yes. That is correct. But we are working on
getting the author to improve it step by step.

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