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10 Most Popular Medical APIs

As modern medicine advances, it gets more connected, and driving this innovation are APIs. Any developer looking to create applications in the medical arena can look to ProgrammableWeb for finding useful APIs. The 10 most popular APIs based on visitor traffic are listed in this article.

Daily API RoundUp: Guidebook, eHealthMe, Cloudmersive

Nine APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Images, Transportation, and Medicine. Featured today are APIs from GoCompare for financial services comparisons and from eHealthMe for drug trial research data. Here's a look at the newest additions.

ProgrammableWeb's Most Interesting APIs in 2016: Health and Environment

This article is part of a 10-part series about interesting APIs that were added to our directory during 2016. Health and Environment APIs are covered in this segment. The APIs were chosen by our researchers, by popularity according to website traffic, and by mentions on social media.

Walgreens Introduces Refill API for Mobile Developers

Pharmacy giant Walgreens has launched the Walgreens Pharmacy Prescription Refill API that allows mobile developers to integrate Walgreens' prescription refill technology. As long as an app has scanning capabilities (or another way of getting the ID into the system), developers can integrate the refill API and users can refill a prescription that was originally filled at one of Walgreens 8,000+ pharmacies.

APIs Take Root in the Medical Marijuana Industry

We are seeing APIs appear in just about every industry this year, from finance to green tech to health care. One industry that clearly seen the value of APIs is the U.S. medical marijuana industry, recognizing thatAPIs can provide the seeds for entirely new strains of business models and applications to grow (pun intended). As more states are legalizing medical marijuana, there has been a subsequent wave of APIs being launched to support the industry and developers who are working to build apps for both patients and growers.

Medical Research Yellow Pages from U.S. National Institute of Health

U.S. National Library of Medicine, which is part of the National Institutes of Health, maintains a database of over 8,500 records relating to other organizations and sources of reference material on the topic of health and medicine.  This “Directory of Information Resources Online” is aptly named DIRLINE.  The DIRLINE API allows you to search this niche data collection from your webpage or app.