Information on medicines and assessments


The web app shows information that is daily automatically extracted from information made publicly available by the EMA, European Public Assessment Reports. The purpose is to tabulate information and make it more readily searchable. The web app covers the Summary of Product Characteristics, post-authorisation studies and the assessment reports (fulltext). The web app takes a few seconds to fully load. See the "About" tab for how to credit the EMA and for how to cite the web app.

Webapp change history

  • 2018-10-31 initial release
  • 2019-06-11 generate MeSH trees and root terms for each medicine (see new column)
  • 2019-06-21 improve user interface functions and bookmarking
  • 2019-08-31 more indications from PDF, MeSH
  • 2019-09-14 adding imposed post-authorisation studies
  • 2019-11-17 adding calculating paediatric indication (in testing; uses section 4.1 information)
  • 2019-12-03 enable regex filtering on empty columns
  • 2020-02-20 only show indications from SmPC PDF
  • 2020-03-14 speed up
  • 2020-05-10 fix indication extraction
  • 2020-05-17 improved paediatric indication detection
  • 2020-09-09 adding fulltext assessment report query
  • 2020-09-26 state now authorised, withdrawn, suspended, refused
  • 2021-04-22 fix when several SmPCs are found for one product
  • 2021-05-04 delete remnants renamed products
  • 2021-05-04 start OCRing images in PDF files (2021-09-25 temporarily disabled)
  • 2021-05-17 correct indexing PDF files (tab “Assessment analysis”)
  • 2021-09-14 correct MeSH root term finding
  • 2021-10-03 new: steps after authorisation (further functions in the works)
  • 2021-10-24 steps after authorisation now finds most assessment reports
  • 2022-10-01 updated paediatric indication algorithm; faster webapp start
  • 2022-10-08 re-introduced text search in images of SmPCs and assessment reports
  • 2022-10-09 small changes to assessment analysis query syntax (after replacing Lucene with SQLite)
  • 2023-07-30 correct post-authorisation extraction, improve guessing paediatric indication
  • 2023-12-10 update to changed EMA website
  • 2024-03-28 accommodated source XLS file outdated on EMA website

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