Weekend reads: Hydroxychloroquine paper earns correction; company allegedly fakes COVID-19 data; why retractions fail

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The week at Retraction Watch featured:

How many papers about COVID-19 have been retracted? We’ve been keeping track, as part of our database. Here’s our frequently updated list.

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5 thoughts on “Weekend reads: Hydroxychloroquine paper earns correction; company allegedly fakes COVID-19 data; why retractions fail”

  1. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) “has warned a drug company for data falsification” and environmental issues.

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      They could, however, return to moderating comments. There’s too much philodoxy, and too little philosophy, in many of the readers’ replies these days. It wasn’t always like this.

      1. number of responses has reduced as well. i was following retraction watch since beginning. now a days, you see some posts without any comments. It is a trend! moderation helps but prevents people from commenting freely. this is what happening on pubpeer too.

  2. “A study of retractions in the life sciences, using PubMed, which the author says is, to the best of her knowledge, “the biggest dataset on retractions in biomedical literature to be studied.” We’d humbly suggest looking at our database, which is far more comprehensive, next time.” – i don’t remember of reading a manuscript without a physical address. of course, this is a practice many newspapers and magazines follow. However, in this manuscript, author hasn’t listed any affiliation nor a physical address. Very odd (at least for me). We have seen many “ghost writers” recently…

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