How to get a flawed systematic review and meta-analysis withdrawn from publication: a detailed example
Cochrane normally requires authors to agree to withdraw completed reviews that have been published. This withdrawal in the face of resistance from the authors is extraordinary. There is a lot to be learned from this letter and the accompanying documents in terms of Courtney calmly and methodically laying out a compelling case for withdrawal of a review with important clinical practice and policy implications.
[October 3 8:23 AM Update: I have now inserted Article 21 of the Declaration of Helsinki below, which is particularly relevant to discussions of the ethical problems of Dr. Esther Crawley’s previous SMILE trial.] Petitions are calling for shutting down the MAGENTA trial. Those who organized the effort and signed the petition are commendably brave, … Continue reading "Before you enroll your child in the MAGENTA chronic fatigue syndrome study: Issues to be considered"