A dozen papers have been retracted so far, and six more are planned.
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The New York State Psychiatric Institute in New York City is undergoing an audit and a change in leadership following a suicide that occurred during one of its clinical trials.
A total of 17 studies have already been retracted or are slated for retraction over issues with participant consent.
The University of Maryland found the papers included some data without participant consent.
The paper marks the second retraction for one of the co-authors.
The paper used more than two dozen such terms, which have cropped up in thousands of published papers in recent years.
An anonymous tipster has been sifting through the papers of Jia Liu and his team.