Jun 6, 2020

Lancet, NEJM retract Covid-19 studies that sparked backlash

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The Lancet, one of the world’s top medical journals, on Thursday retracted an influential study that raised alarms about the safety of the experimental Covid-19 treatments chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine amid scrutiny of the data underlying the paper.

Just over an hour later, the New England Journal of Medicine retracted a separate study, focused on blood pressure medications in Covid-19, that relied on data from the same company.

The journals said the authors of the paper were unable to complete an independent audit of the data underpinning their analyses.

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