We have doctors in every village, town,city.
If they can start contributing 1 hour a month, thsi should be pretty easy
to do.

I agree with you. as you said, we can say calpol contains paracitamal. and
 xyz. and we can write a big article on paracitamal and the other xyz.


-RK




On Tue, Nov 22, 2011 at 10:23 PM, Abhilash <abhilashu...@gmail.com> wrote:

>  Hello RK
>
> Agreed
>
> However, if its not very famous or if the brandname (eg here calpol or
> fepanil etc) is being used to identify a generic drug by the general
> public, capturing the list of names out there in the market would be pretty
> difficult. We can probably include all those possible and known brand
> names, but would have to probably expand on the scientific or generic drug
> or chemical name (which is always given in the blister pack or bottle or
> container)
>
> Abhi
>
>
> On 22-Nov-2011 10:16 PM, RadhaKrishna Arvapally wrote:
>
> As a user of drug, I only know drugs by commercial name (say calpol). But
> may not know if you tell about paracetamal.
>
>  If doctor refers calpol, I would come to wiki project and search for
> calpol to understand what my doctor prescribed about.
>
>  -RK
>
>
>  On Tue, Nov 22, 2011 at 4:58 PM, Abhilash <abhilashu...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>>  This is something worth exploring.
>>
>> The en.wikipedia do give details, but only on the basis of the scientific
>> names. The brand specific names are not listed much, unless they are very
>> famous. Having said that trying to capture the full list of drugs from
>> manufacturers could be a very tedious task (esp considering they may keep
>> on getting them updated/deleted/modified/renamed). More simple and
>> trustworthy would be to expand whatever is available and add more
>> generic/scientific compound name into wikipedia or a separate
>> pharmacology/pharmacopeia section under wikipedia.
>>
>> Oral citations and citations from SME's would be the way to go.
>>
>> Abhi
>>
>>
>> On 22-Nov-2011 9:03 AM, Vickram Crishna wrote:
>>
>> I am not familiar with the online availability of pharmaceutical
>> information of drugs made in India. Do websites of manufacturers not list
>> the drugs they make? Is there any issue with citing the manufacturer's list
>> of drugs?
>>
>>  What about online pharmacopeia? Do Indian associations not list the
>> drugs made in India? It seems to me this is a very basic requirement, the
>> lack of which (if correct) can be addressed by an RTI to the Ministry of
>> Health, possible bringing about a solution within months.
>>
>>  A very similar action could happen with indigenous pharmacopeia, but
>> there may be genuine difficulty with an authoritative source for the
>> medicines/manufacturers/vendors/formulations, as the regulations for these
>> may not be of the same order. Again, there is no logical reason why this
>> situation should be permitted or encouraged to continue - it is in our own
>> interest to see it improve. Oral citations may be the way forward.
>>
>> 2011/11/22 ViswaPrabha (വിശ്വപ്രഭ) <viswapra...@gmail.com>
>>
>>> 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
>>>> >
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>  --
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