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Is there a REST style web API for consumer drug information which can provide help like this?

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Try Praxeon, it's a search engine and API provider for the health industry.

For example, http://demo.api.fingerprint.md/concept/tysabri gives you:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> 

<Response> 
  <ConceptInfo> 
     <Definition>
        Tysabri (Natalizumab) is a prescription drug co-marketed 
        by Biogen Idec and Élan as Tysabri. It was previously 
        named Antegren. Natalizumab is administered by infusion 
        every 28 days and is used in the treatment of multiple 
        sclerosis and Crohn's disease. In combination with 
        interferon beta-1a the drug has also been linked 
        to two cases of progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy, 
        one of which was fatal.
     </Definition> 
     <Id>114634</Id> 
     <Name>Tysabri</Name> 
     <Synonyms> 
        <Synonym>Tysabri</Synonym> 
        <Synonym>Natalizumab</Synonym> 
     </Synonyms> 
     <Version>538</Version> 
  </ConceptInfo> 
</Response> 
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