Articles about drugs in Wikipedia updated for too long

Scientists have conducted information and analysis established that the majority of medical articles in Wikipedia are not updated in a timely manner. Is particularly crucial information about medicines. Experts have checked the information about 22 medicines, the description of which were made some changes in the period from 1 January 2011 to 31 December 2012.

The main problem with Wikipedia is its openness. The information on pages updated and populated by the same users. Before the medical article will be updated and will become relevant, it will have time to read on average 5 million times.

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On the release of new information usually takes more than two weeks. When it comes to drugs of wide application, this term is reduced. According to statistics, 23% descriptions drugs updated than two weeks, a third of descriptions does not change even after a year. Such is the price of freedom of information and lack of responsibility for its correctness.

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