Wikipedia:WikiProject Pharmacology

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Welcome to WikiProject Pharmacology. A WikiProject is a group of editors who work together to improve articles that interest them. This independent WikiProject coordinates the development of Wikipedia articles and lists relating to the pharmacology and science of medications and other pharmacology-related topics.


  • Expand all stubs under the scope of WikiProject Pharmacology and remove inconsistencies in related articles.
  • Categorize all articles within the scope of the project.
  • Tag all articles by inserting {{WikiProject Pharmacology|class=|importance=}} on every pharmacology-related article's talk page, and assess the articles' quality and importance.
  • Create and maintain navigational boxes for major drug groups and subgroups of drugs. (The major drug navbox contains all groups, and specific groups' navboxes contain links to actual articles of specific drugs.)

How to help[edit]

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Improve articles[edit]

Ways to improve articles associated with this WikiProject:

Need help creating structural diagrams? See Wikipedia:WikiProject Pharmacology/Structural diagrams. Also see the Wikipedia Manual of Style on Chemical Structure Diagrams.

Categorize articles[edit]

  • Label articles of interest to the project by putting the {{WikiProject Pharmacology}} template on the talk pages of all articles of interest to pharmacy and pharmacology.
  • Categorize drug articles by adding them to the appropriate categories.
  • Once an article achieves a level of B-class or C-class, place the pharmacology portal template in the 'see also' or 'external links' section. You can do this by adding the following tag: {{Portal|Pharmacy and Pharmacology}}.

Direct our focus[edit]

  • Join in discussing proposals, so that we can take our ideas off the drawing board and put them into action. Go there, choose a proposal, read it and add your two cents!
  • The Pharmacology portal always needs to be maintained!

Work on project pages[edit]

  • Help to develop the Drugbox and drug navigational templates. Drug information boxes can be included in each Wikipedia article about a particular drug. This crosscheck page lists WP:Pharmacology articles without Drugbox, and inverse.
  • Assist in public relations and outreach by recruiting editors interested in pharmacology to contribute to Wikipedia.


Infoboxes have been created for a number of article types including:



Featured articles[edit]


Featured articles are considered to be Wikipedia's very best work; they must pass through a review process as featured article candidates before being selected. Articles in bold indicate that the article has been featured on the Main Page on the date noted.

Good articles[edit]

Current events[edit]

Good article nominees
Requests for comments

Related WikiProjects[edit]


Writing good medical articles can be hard work! Why not reward someone you've seen do some good work in the area? Any editor may present these awards to any person as a reward for and public recognition of good work.

Look in the list of barnstars and personal user awards at the right, or decorate their user talk page with one of these medicine-specific barnstars:

The Pharmacology Barnstar
{{subst:The Pharmacology Barnstar|message ~~~~}} The Pharmacology Barnstar from Wikipedia:Barnstars 2.0/Awards by WikiProject
The Science Barnstar
{{subst:The Science Barnstar|message ~~~~}} The Science Barnstar for work explaining the science behind pharmacology & medicine. From Wikipedia:Barnstars 2.0/Awards by WikiProject
The Medic Barnstar
{{subst:The Medic Barnstar|message ~~~~}} The Medic Barnstar from Wikipedia:Barnstars 2.0/Awards by WikiProject
MedicineBarnstar.png {{subst:The WikiProject Medicine Barnstar|message ~~~~}} The WikiProject Medicine Barnstar may be awarded to Wikipedians who exhibit exceptional effort and dedication to articles related to WikiProject Medicine. The barnstar design was created by Eustress on April 17, 2008.
Encephalon Cross.svg [[Image:Encephalon Cross.svg|frame|center|'''The Encephalon Cross''' message ~~~~]] The Encephalon Cross For commendable contributions to medical articles. Introduced and designed by Encephalon.
Star of life.svg [[File:Star_of_life.svg|135px|frame|center|'''The Star of Life''' message ~~~~]] Star of Life For commendable contributions to medical articles. Introduced by White Cat and designed by Leo R. Schwartz in 1973.


Here is a list of WikiProject Pharmacology members, together with some of their interests. To join the group simply add yourself to the list, being sure to maintain alphabetical order.

Project watchlist[edit]

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Recent changes in
List overview · Updated: 2016-12-03 · This box: v · t
  • Levomefolic acid recently added to project, was being only maintained by WP Chem, is also a medication, does not meet manual of style, has proposed name change to L-methylfolate, also Wikipedia articles needing clarification (October 2011), Articles with unsourced statements (December 2011, May 2010), Vague or ambiguous time (October 2011)


  1. ^ Clauson, K. A.; Polen, H. H.; Boulos, M. N. K.; Dzenowagis, J. H. (2008). "Scope, Completeness, and Accuracy of Drug Information in Wikipedia". Annals of Pharmacotherapy. 42 (12): 1814–21. PMID 19017825. doi:10.1345/aph.1L474.