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Re: [Gnumed-devel] FeeDiams is Brasil ready?

From: Sebastian Hilbert
Subject: Re: [Gnumed-devel] FeeDiams is Brasil ready?
Date: Thu, 16 Jun 2011 07:53:38 +0200
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Am Mittwoch, 15. Juni 2011, 21:36:09 schrieb Rogerio Luz Coelho:
> I have tried to find the mailing list to FreeDiams and could not. So please
> send this e-mail if they do not follow GNUmed anymore.
> I have succeeded in obtaining some drug related references from our ANVISA
> (Brasil's FDA).
> I have:
> * 1pdf for individual Drugs -
> Substance Generic | Lab Company |  Drug Proprietary Name | concentration |
> Form (capsules, syrupe, injectable, etc...)
> * 1pdf for Combinations with the same info as above -
> * 1 official statement on how to change the letters of the international
> English names of substances to brasilian portuguese.
> as in
> English | Portuguese | Examples Eng | To Portuguese|
> -en       | -eno            |  tamoxifen       | tamoxifeno     |
> -ph-      | -f-                | morphine        | morfina           |
> --- Is this at all usefull for a FreeDiams implementation ?
> Is anyone interested?
> If not can I be helped to implement it?

This is a start.

Now the real work begins.

1.) what are the terms/license that is applied to this data ? Can it be 
shared/distributed ?

2.) Do they provide a more machine friendly format other then pdf ?

In theory it is possible to create a sql database from the data you have. One 
would need to parse the pdf files and transform them into something better 
suited to import into an sql database. So if this step can be avoided by 
getting a e.g csv file instead that would save a lot of work.

Is there any know update path. How do you know and how do you obtain updated 
to the drug "database". Do they issue new pdf files ? Do they somehow 
mark/highlight the changes ?

For a start you could try to convert the pdf file to txt file (e.g. csv file) 
and see if this is usable at all. If you can just send one file over and we 
can have a look as well.

Thanks for working on this,

> Rogerio

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