Statement of Concern and Request for Retraction: Clinical Infectious Disease’s Acceptance of “Roman et al.”

Statement of Concern and Request for Retraction: Clinical Infectious Disease’s Acceptance of “Roman et al.”

Note that views expressed in this opinion article are the writer’s personal views and not necessarily those of TrialSite.

We have sent an Open Letter to the Editor-in-Chief of the journal “Clinical Infectious Disease” to recommend an investigation and consequent retraction of a highly problematic meta-analysis titled “Ivermectin for the treatment of COVID-19: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials” Re: Roman Y M, Burela P A, Paspuleti V, Piscoya A, Vidal J E and Hernandez A V (“Roman et al.). There are a number of identified, material concerns associated with this study that merit the imminent escalation to the journal’s leadership.

An “Accepted Manuscript” in Clinical Infectious Diseases, Roman et al. does not meet the standards of accuracy and integrity that any learned journal should demand. In asserting Conclusions that are not defensible on the evidence presented, it makes no contribution to science or medicine. In its present form, it should be retracted.

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