User: Netha Hussain +1

On Mon, Nov 21, 2011 at 23:42, Netha Hussain <nethahuss...@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi all,
>
> 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
> Wikipedia.
>
> 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.
>
> Regards
> User: Netha Hussain
>
>
>
> On 11/20/11, RadhaKrishna Arvapally <radhakrishna.arvapa...@gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> >
> > 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.
> >
> > http://www.mims.com/index.aspx?Ctry=IN
> > http://www.nlm.nih.gov/
> > http://www.webmd.com
> >
> > 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)
> > http://wikidrugs.org/
> >
> > It is imitation of wikipedia.
> >
> > --
> > Thanks & Regards,
> > A.Radha Krishna
> > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Arkrishna
> >
>
>
> --
> Netha Hussain
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>
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