Leading journals retract key COVID-19 studies

This follows doubts over the integrity of patient data supplied to researchers by little-known US company

Two of the world’s leading medical journals have retracted papers related to COVID-19 after the company that provided the data failed to comply with independent audits.

Overnight, both the Lancet and the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) each pulled influential studies after infectious diseases clinicians sounded the alarm on data inconsistencies.

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