I am a 3rd year student of medicine from Kerala.Though I work on
ml.wikipedia, I have recently started editing pharmacology-related
articles on en.wikipedia. I have noticed the same insufficiency you
mentioned. On Wikipedia, we do have articles covering various drugs
their actions and side effects, but most often they are not useful to
the public as these articles do not contain the proprietary(trade)
names of the drugs.
Most of the trade names listed in Wikipedia are those from the US or
UK. Presently, the state of things in en.wikipedia is such that if
an Indian trade name is added to the Wikipedia page of a drug, it
gets deleted soon because of notability reasons. People often search
for the trade names on Wikipedia as they do not know the generic names
of the same. The end result is that those looking for information
about a particular drug on google end up reaching sites other than
Projects of this kind are something I am looking forward to. Though I
am still a student, I would like to get invloved in this project(or
similar projects) if ever we plan to launch it.
User: Netha Hussain
On 11/20/11, RadhaKrishna Arvapally <radhakrishna.arvapa...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Some time back I was looking for some drug information (which was in my
> doctor's prescription).
> Then I was thinking why that information was not there in wikipedia.
> I found few wonderful sites which gives that kind of information.
> I searched on google for information on a drug prescribed by my doctor.
> collected lots of info from various sources and added to wikipedia. And I
> was hoping I can add few more drugs when ever I visit a doctor. later my
> article was deleted quoting advertising of my own product.
> I was thinking some kind of wikiDrug would help in understanding
> composition, use, side effects of each drug.
> Incubation of such project would be helpful.
> I found the following website which use wikipedia's logo too. I am sure
> this is nothing to do with wikimedia foundation project. (see the copyright
> in the bottom)
> It is imitation of wikipedia.
> Thanks & Regards,
> A.Radha Krishna
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