The tag "medications" has been used 39 times on the site and has the following tag wiki:
Questions related to intake, use, safety, side effects of medications
The tag "drugs" has been used 27 times and has the following tag wiki (emphasis mine):
Questions related to medical drugs used by doctors for treatment of diseases
The tag has been applied to questions for everything from antibiotics and thyroid medication to marijuana and alcohol.
A few questions use both, but most have only one of them.
This seems confusing to me. I have a few ideas what to do, but there may be more that make sense:
- Create tag "recreational drugs" and retag the questions that are about alcohol/marijuana with that, then make "drugs" a synonym for "medications"
- Use" drugs" for questions about both medical and recreational drugs, change tag wiki to reflect that
- This site claims that "drugs" in the medical sense is only used for "stimulants, hallucinogens, and narcotics". I am not a native speaker, so I can't speak to how widespread that is. If so, the tag wiki could be changed to reflect that and questions about medications that aren't in these groups retagged