What is the DPD Data Extract? - Drug Product Database (DPD) Data Extract - Health Canada

The data extract is a series of compressed UTF-8 text files of the database. The uncompressed size of the files is approximately 65 MB. In order to utilize the data, the file must be loaded into an existing database or information system. The typical user is most likely a third party claims adjudicator, provincial formulary, insurance company, etc. For a casual user to use this file, they must be familiar with database structure and capable of setting up their own queries. The "Read me" file contains the data structure required to download the zipped files.

The DPD extract files contain complete product information for all approved (filename_ap.zip), marketed (filename.zip), cancelled (filename_ia.zip) and dormant (filename_dr.zip) products, for human, veterinary, disinfectant and radiopharmaceutical use.

For more information on the Data Extract structure consult the Read me file.

Notice: Change effective June 1, 2018

As of June 2018, the URLs for each of the DPD Data Extract zipped files have been updated from hc-sc.gc.ca to Canada.ca. The hc-sc.gc.ca URLs will be removed and will no longer be available.

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Table - DPD Extract Files
DPD Extract Files
New Files (UTF-8 format)
Last Updated
QRYM_COMPANIES comp.zip 2020-10-01
comp_ia.zip 2020-10-01
comp_ap.zip 2020-10-01
comp_dr.zip 2020-10-01
QRYM_DRUG_PRODUCT drug.zip 2020-10-01
drug_ia.zip 2020-10-01
drug_ap.zip 2020-10-01
drug_dr.zip 2020-10-01
QRYM_FORM form.zip 2020-10-01
form_ia.zip 2020-10-01
form_ap.zip 2020-10-01
form_dr.zip 2020-10-01
QRYM_ACTIVE_INGREDIENTS ingred.zip 2020-10-01
ingred_ia.zip 2020-10-01
ingred_ap.zip 2020-10-01
ingred_dr.zip 2020-10-01
QRYM_INACTIVE_PRODUCTS inactive.zip 2020-10-01
QRYM_PACKAGING package.zip 2020-10-01
package_ia.zip 2020-10-01
package_ap.zip 2020-10-01
package_dr.zip 2020-10-01
QRYM_PHARMACEUTICAL_STD pharm.zip 2020-10-01
pharm_ia.zip 2020-10-01
pharm_ap.zip 2020-10-01
pharm_dr.zip 2020-10-01
QRYM_ROUTE route.zip 2020-10-01
route_ia.zip 2020-10-01
route_ap.zip 2020-10-01
route_dr.zip 2020-10-01
QRYM_SCHEDULE schedule.zip 2020-10-01
schedule_ia.zip 2020-10-01
schedule_ap.zip 2020-10-01
schedule_dr.zip 2020-10-01
QRYM_STATUS status.zip 2020-10-01
status_ia.zip 2020-10-01
status_ap.zip 2020-10-01
status_dr.zip 2020-10-01
QRYM_THERAPEUTIC_CLASS ther.zip 2020-10-01
ther_ia.zip 2020-10-01
ther_ap.zip 2020-10-01
ther_dr.zip 2020-10-01
QRYM_VETERINARY_SPECIES vet.zip 2020-10-01
vet_ia.zip 2020-10-01
vet_ap.zip 2020-10-01
vet_dr.zip 2020-10-01
ALL FILES allfiles.zip 2020-10-01
allfiles_ia.zip 2020-10-01
allfiles_ap.zip 2020-10-01
allfiles_dr.zip 2020-10-01


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