Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Announcing SIDER: a database of side effects

After using side effects to predict drug targets, we now created a public database of side effects with a total of 62269 side effects for 888 drugs. The database was created by doing text-mining on labels from various different public sources like the FDA. Furthermore, I developed rules to extract frequency information from the labels, this worked for about one third of the drug–side effect pairs.

We think that this database will make quite a bit of interesting research possible.