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DailyMed is a website operated by the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM) to publish up-to-date and accurate drug labels (also called a "package insert") to health care providers and the general public. The contents of DailyMed is provided and updated daily by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The FDA in turn collects this information from the pharmaceutical industry.

The documents published use the HL7 version 3 Structured Product Labeling (SPL) standard,[1] which is an XML format that combines the human readable text of the product label with structured data elements that describe the composition, form, packaging, and other properties of the drug products in detail according to the HL7 Reference Information Model (RIM).

As of August 21, 2021, it contained information about 140,232 drug listings.[2]

It includes an RSS feed for updated drug information.[3]


In 2006 the FDA revised the drug label and also created DailyMed to keep prescription information up to date.[4][5][6]

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  1. ^ "About SPL". FDA. Archived from the original on 2017-07-10. Retrieved 2020-01-17.
  2. ^ "About DailyMed". DailyMed. Archived from the original on 2008-11-12. Retrieved 2010-03-01.
  3. ^ "DailyMed RSS Updates". DailyMed. Archived from the original on 2020-05-09. Retrieved 2007-06-24.
  4. ^ "Requirements on Content and Format of Labeling for Human Prescription Drug and Biological Products", 71 FR 3921, 24 January 2006
  5. ^ Mitka, Mike (8 March 2006). "Drug Package Inserts Get Mixed Reception". JAMA. 295 (10): 1110–1111. doi:10.1001/jama.295.10.1110. PMID 16522825.
  6. ^ de Leon, Jose (June 2011). "Highlights of Drug Package Inserts and the Website DailyMed: The Need for Further Improvement in Package Inserts to Help Busy Prescribers". Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology. 31 (3): 263–265. doi:10.1097/JCP.0b013e318218f3e4. PMID 21508855.

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