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Wikipedia:WikiProject Pharmacology

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 helpEdit

Looking for something to do?

Improve articlesEdit

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 articlesEdit

  • 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 focusEdit

  • 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 pagesEdit

  • 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 contentEdit

Featured articles and featured lists (indicated by  ) are considered to be Wikipedia's very best work; they must pass through a review process as featured article candidates and featured list candidates before being promoted to featured status. Articles and lists in bold indicate that the page has been featured on the Main Page as "Today's featured article" or "Today's featured list" on the date noted.

Featured articles
Featured article Main page date
  Acetic acid December 2, 2005
  Antioxidant June 22, 2007
  Bupropion December 21, 2007
  Management of multiple sclerosis January 25, 2008
  Eli Lilly May 11, 2009
  Zinc August 21, 2009
  Linezolid September 14, 2009
  Water fluoridation October 12, 2009
  Icos March 13, 2010
  Metabolism September 5, 2011
  Psilocybin February 29, 2012
  Folding@home November 1, 2012
  Amphetamine April 3, 2015
  Serpin April 2, 2016
  beta-Hydroxy beta-methylbutyric acid May 28, 2018
Featured lists
Featured list Main page date
  WHO Model List of Essential Medicines June 5, 2017

Good articlesEdit

Good article GA promotion date
  Frances Oldham Kelsey May 19, 2006
  Metformin January 14, 2007
  Percy Lavon Julian February 18, 2007
  Doxorubicin May 10, 2007
  Clindamycin December 15, 2007
  Benzylpiperazine January 1, 2008
  Receptor antagonist January 16, 2008
  History of aspirin April 9, 2008
  Aspirin May 30, 2008
  Paracetamol poisoning December 19, 2008
  Warfarin January 21, 2009
  Serotonin syndrome February 13, 2009
  Alprazolam March 14, 2009
  Benzodiazepine June 24, 2009
Good article GA promotion date
  Selective glucocorticoid receptor agonist April 1, 2010
  Midazolam April 2, 2010
  Mephedrone September 27, 2010
  Nomenclature of monoclonal antibodies February 21, 2011
  Methoxyflurane June 16, 2011
  Methamphetamine January 27, 2014
  Adderall December 3, 2014
  Norepinephrine February 7, 2016
  Dopamine March 15, 2016
  Collaborative practice agreement November 7, 2017
  Vitamin C November 27, 2017
  Rabeprazole December 14, 2017

Current eventsEdit

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Articles for deletion

Proposed deletions

Categories for discussion

Redirects for discussion

Good article nominees

Requests for comments

Requested moves

Related WikiProjectsEdit


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:

{{subst:The Pharmacology Barnstar|message ~~~~}} The Pharmacology Barnstar from Wikipedia:Barnstars 2.0/Awards by WikiProject
{{subst:The Science Barnstar|message ~~~~}} The Science Barnstar for work explaining the science behind pharmacology & medicine. From Wikipedia:Barnstars 2.0/Awards by WikiProject
{{subst:The Medic Barnstar|message ~~~~}} The Medic Barnstar from Wikipedia:Barnstars 2.0/Awards by WikiProject
  {{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.
  [[Image:Encephalon Cross.svg|frame|center|'''The Encephalon Cross''' message ~~~~]] The Encephalon Cross For commendable contributions to medical articles. Introduced and designed by Encephalon.
  [[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 watchlistEdit

Recent changes in
List overview · Updated: 2016-12-03 · This box:
  • 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. doi:10.1345/aph.1L474. PMID 19017825.