Jorge Ramírez

I would like to add (be very afraid).

Re: Restoring invisible and abandoned trials: a call for people to publish the findings. BMJ 2013; 346.

A message to people responsible for abandoned or misreported trials: you will be published or retracted.

Deadline in this article passed several months ago (June 14, 2014).(1)

– People with abandoned trials: you will be published.

– People with misreported trials: you will receive several requests of retractions. Please remember that your paper is not sacred.(2)


1. Doshi Peter, Dickersin Kay, Healy David, Vedula S Swaroop, Jefferson Tom. Restoring invisible and abandoned trials: a call for people to publish the findings BMJ 2013; 346:f2865.

2. Marcus A, Oransky I. Science publishing: The paper is not sacred. Nature 2011;480:449–50.

Competing interests: Non-financial:

Be very cautious: You could be retracted (RE-LY on me!)

Ramirez, Jorge H (2014): Requested (Jul 29, 2014) & Retracted by the author (Aug 23, 2014): “Conelly S, et al. Dabigatran versus Warfarin in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation. N Engl J Med 2009; 361:1139-1151”] – Question Thread Open. figshare.

(to be continued…)

Chaos Theory and Pharmacology

1. “Be Very Afraid: The Bad Science Manifesto” by Ben Goldacre.

Be very afraid

Ben Goldacre
Thursday April 3, 2003
The Guardian

“It was the MMR story that finally made me crack. My friends had always seemed perfectly rational: now, suddenly, they were swallowing media hysteria, hook, line and sinker. All sensible scientific evidence was twisted to promote fear and panic. I tried to reason with them, but they turned upon me: I was another scientist trying to kill their baby.

Many of these people were hardline extremists, humanities graduates, who treated my reasoned arguments about evidence as if I was some religious zealot, a purveyor of scientism, a fool to be pitied. The time had clearly come to mount a massive counter-attack.

Science, you see, is the optimum belief system: because we have the error bar, the greatest invention of mankind, a pictorial representation of the glorious undogmatic uncertainty…

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