Few drug references
Some things that are minor but may/may not be included:
- Drugs administered to Niki in prison/psych ward
- The headache medicine Matt took (often)
- The sedative Mr. Bennet gave to Claire to give to Ted
I would think of more, but it's past 4AM.--Bob 05:19, 31 March 2007 (EDT)
- ...and you're drunk, don't forget. :) ... I think these are interesting, but I'm not sure we have enough info to warrant an article. Although, perhaps there's enough we could scrounge up about Ted's sedative. — RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 09:49, 31 March 2007 (EDT)
- Hey, hey, I'm pretty capable when intoxicated. Just trying to list all drugs that were used on the show. Also since we don't know what specific sedative was used for Ted or Niki, we could group those two together. And, Matt and Peter used the aspirin/Tylenol/Advil/whatever.--Bob 16:23, 31 March 2007 (EDT)
I got to thinking: the drugs articles have a glaring inconsistency between one another, namely Which infobox they use. Two different infoboxes, which hold different things, are used. This creates a a few problems; one cosmetic the other a bit more technical. I ilustrate:
Glycimerine and the ability negation pills are entirely fictional with no Wikipedia entry, but they have an owner. Thusly, with room for an owner in the template, the light orange "Items" infobox is used.
Alcohol, heroin, and opium do exist in the real world and have a Wikipedia article on them, and have no owner. Thusly, with room for a Wikipedia article in the template, the blue "References" infobox is appropriate because the Wikipedia article can be neatly put in the infobox. There lies the cosmetic problem.
The technical glitch is a drug named curare. It is a real drug with Wikipedia article, and it is owned by somebody named Mohinder. Without changes to one of the templates, or a new template made, we cant show both owner and Wikipedia entry in its infobox.
I tried to perform the necessary surgery to one of the templates, but, in opening it up, the guts were too foreign for me to mess with. Might a new template be made just for the drugs, or could the necessary surgery be made to one of the templates so that (1) all the essential information on a given drug, fictional or no, can be contained in its infobox and (2) we can have a consistent appearance throughout these articles? -- 00:56, 17 January 2008 (EST)
- All items (which include articles in Portal:Drugs, Portal:Jewelry, Portal:Publications, etc.) should use template:infobox item. We can certainly update that template if needed. (Is there something specific you'd like to see?) But just because it exists in the real world does not mean it needs to have a separate infobox, or that it can't have a Wikipedia link at the bottom of the page. Shunts, horn-rimmed glasses, diamonds, the New York Journal, Cadillacs, C4 explosives, and Blaser 93 LSR2s all have real-world references, but we wouldn't make a separate infobox for them. If there's something you'd like to see amended to template:infobox item that you don't feel comfortable doing yourself, let me know and I'll take care of it for you. :) -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 06:47, 17 January 2008 (EST)
Should Lithium be added?
The only mention so far is that Elle said she had an IV of lithium in her arm on her ninth birthday. However, that quote is included on four pages (Timeline:Pre-eclipse, Memorable quotes, Elle Bishop, and Episode:Four Months Ago...), so it might make sense to include a new page about it. There's also a Wikipedia page on Lithium pharmacology, explaining what the various lithium-based drugs do, so that might make it more noteworthy.
Just a thought. --Psiphiorg 02:40, 26 January 2008 (EST)
- While Lithium really does exist, (most notably as a anti-depression drug), it hasn't actually been shown on the show. All the other drugs here have made an appearance on the show, while Lithium has just been mentioned in passing. I don't think its notable enough to have a page of its own. --
03:38, 26 January 2008 (EST)
- I agree to an extent--it's not notable enough for its own page right now. I don't mind that it isn't shown onscreen yet--if fourteen separate characters begin mentioning lithium, it would certainly necessitate a page, even if it's unseen. But right now, I think the good information from Wikipedia could be included here. -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 08:20, 26 January 2008 (EST)