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Here Come the Pharma Wikipedians!

Should pharmaceutical companies appoint employees as Wikipedia "spokespeople" to perform all edits to Wikipedia articles on behalf of the company? That is the opinion of Bertalan Meskó, MD, founder and managing director of, who invited pharmaceutical companies to "to employ a Wikipedia editor if you want to make sure only evidence-based information is included in entries about your own products" (find his letter here).
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Wikipedia and/vs Pharma Industry

Industries / Medical : ScienceRoll (last year)

A while ago, I published an open letter in which I asked pharmaceutical companies to name one of their employees who could make 100% transparent edits on Wikipedia entries related to their own products. Now John Mack, the Pharmaguy,... Read Post

Meet “Ceyockey,” an Astrazeneca Pharma Wikipedian

Medical / Pharmaceutical : Pharma Marketing Blog (3 years ago)

The most visible and most accessed example of crowd-sourced “creative commons” information is Wikipedia where “wikipedians” – i.e., people who write and edit the pages for Wikipedia – create drug information pages such as the one ab... Read Post

Pharma Urged to Employ Wikipedia Editors: Ain't Goin' to Happen

Medical / Pharmaceutical : Pharma Marketing Blog (3 years ago)

My friend, Dr. Bertalan Meskó (@Berci) writes (here):Dear Pharma Companies,The place of Wikipedia in the dissemination of medical information online is indisputable now. If you want your customers to access information about your pr... Read Post

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