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Tag: retraction

August 2023
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Co-director of closed psychotherapy clinic retires amid retractions

by  /  23 August 2023

A dozen papers have been retracted so far, and six more are planned.

July 2023
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Exclusive: Shake-up at top psychiatric institute following suicide in clinical trial

by  /  31 July 2023

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.

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‘Troublesome pattern’: More papers from heads of shuttered clinic under investigation

by  /  28 July 2023

A total of 17 studies have already been retracted or are slated for retraction over issues with participant consent.

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Exclusive: Investigation prompts retraction of 17 studies from now-shuttered clinic

by  /  14 July 2023

The University of Maryland found the papers included some data without participant consent.

June 2023
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Controversial ‘cost of autism’ paper retracted

by  /  13 June 2023

The journal’s decision comes two years after Spectrum covered backlash from researchers over the study.

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Retraction, She Wrote: Dorothy Bishop’s life after research

by  /  12 June 2023

A renowned researcher’s eye for detail has given her a second career and a new following.

May 2023
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Nerve regeneration paper retracted over faked data

by  /  24 May 2023

The paper marks the second retraction for one of the co-authors.

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Neuroscience journal retracts 13 papers at once

by  /  22 May 2023

The papers were flagged by a method that has now been called into question.

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Flawed protocol for levodopa clinical trial brings retractions

by  /  9 May 2023

The retracted studies mar hope for the drug’s use in depression.

April 2023

Publisher retracts autism paper after spotting ‘tortured phrases’

by  /  27 April 2023

The paper used more than two dozen such terms, which have cropped up in thousands of published papers in recent years.