Medical journals and scientific fraud

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In early June 2020, the very serious British scientific journal The Lancet issued a warning against the use of hydroxychloroquine in the treatment of Covid-19.

This warning has led the WHO to temporarily suspend a clinical trial, and France to end the use of this molecule against Covid-19. Two days later, the journal retracted and announced the withdrawal of this study.

Conflicts of interest, fake scientific journals flourishing on the internet, doctors who cheat on their curriculum vitae …

What are these journals for? How is their content checked? How to recognize scientific fraud? Do these publications carry too much weight today or do they remain essential?

  • Dr Hervé Maisonneuve, public health doctor, scientific editor, leads the blog Medical and Scientific Writing and integrity referent of the Faculty of Medicine Paris 7.
  • Bruno Toussaint, editorial director of the review ” Prescribe »
  • Pr stephane gaudry, Professor of Intensive Resuscitation Medicine atBobigny Avicenne Hospital, in the Paris region.

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