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Research Ethics/Article Retraction

What's the worst that can happen? Death.

"Lives are genuinely at risk if inaccurate research is allowed to persist... Hospitals associated with University College London have been the sites of tracheal transplantation using the techniques described in the false 2008 Lancet paper and young patients have died as a result..." --Letter from Rt Hon Norman Lamb MP to Richard Horton on 7 March 2019 (as quoted in: Is the Lancet complicit in research fraud?

Clinical Trials/Clinical Practice

"Most major randomized, controlled trials before the year 2000 showed therapeutic benefits (Figure 1), according to data on NHLBI-funded trials for cardiovascular disease between 1970 and 2012. But after the year 2000, when the agency codified hypothesis pre-registration, trials mostly ended in null results. Useless drugs, with possible side effects, had almost certainly been approved, manufactured, and swallowed by Americans." --

New Science, blog post by Niko McCarty, 9/6/2022

Brook Jackson: Pfizer - Ventavia Research Group - ICON PLC