Month: September 2014

Publisher issues statement of concern about HIV denial paper, launches investigation

Originally posted on Retraction Watch:
The publisher Frontiers has issued a Statement of Concern about a paper denying that HIV causes AIDS, and has launched an investigation into how the paper was published in the first place. The paper, “Questioning the HIV-AIDS hypothesis: 30 years of dissent,” is written by Patricia Goodson of Texas A&M…

Response to: “More Evidence of Vaccine Damage to Immune Systems”

URL: More Evidence of Vaccine Damage to Immune Systems. Response (1):  Did you read the article? “Thus, annual vaccination against influenza is effective but may have potential drawbacks that have previously been underappreciated and that are also a matter of debate (7, 22, 37). By no means do we suggest halting annual vaccination of children, especially those at…

“If you have a substantive comment, please provide more detail.” | Re: Sure

Example 1: Pediatric Practice is Opposite The Published Scientific Evidence On Early Vaccine Safety ChaoticPharma September 23, 2014 at 11:14 pm Reblogged this on Chaos Theory and Human Pharmacology and commented: 1- I’m sorry but your arguments are all the opposite to the evidence 2- Your viewpoints are supported by the repetitive use of several fallacies.…

Peter Gøtzsche responds to BMJ article challenging CEP’s overprescribing figures

“Dr Margaret McCartney has today published an article in the BMJ entitled ‘Overprescribing antidepressants: where’s the evidence?’ which casts doubt on the validity of figures used by CEP to highlight the growth of prescribing of antidepressants. ‘CEP said that antidepressant use had increased by 92% in England since 20035; however, it cited the Health and…

Weekend reads: Reading Nature and Science “very unpleasant,” how to spot fake journals

Originally posted on Retraction Watch:
The week at Retraction Watch featured revelations about the backstory of an expression of concern, and Office of Research Integrity findings in a case that had its beginnings in Retraction Watch comments. Here’s what was happening elsewhere: “It’s actually a very unpleasant experience to read a Nature paper, or to…