Review: Retraction notice: Hydroxychloroquine or chloroquine with or without a macrolide for treatment of COVID-19: a multinational registry analysis
A retraction notice was published regarding the study titled: “Hydroxychloroquine or chloroquine with or without a macrolide for treatment of COVID-19: a multinational registry analysis,” which appeared in The Lancet on May 22nd.
- Concerns about the data were raised and the authors launched an independent third-party peer review of the source of the data, held by Surgisphere
- Surgisphere refused to transfer the full data set, leading to their withdrawal of the paper
- The authors also used Surgisphere for a data set published in NEJM, which is also being retracted
- Of note: this study had found increased frequency of ventricular arrhythmia and in-hospital mortality, causing a temporary halt of its use within a large study, called SOLIDARITY trial, by the World Health Organization.
About the Author: Megan McHenry
Megan S. McHenry, MD, MS, FAAP is a pediatrician and an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in the Ryan White Center for Pediatric Infectious Disease and Global Health at Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. McHenry's research focuses on early childhood development in children living in resource-limited settings. This work is frequently aligned with community-engaged research and dissemination and implementation science frameworks. She primarily conducts research in collaboration with the Academic Model for Providing Access to Healthcare (AMPATH) Research Network in Kenya. Dr. McHenry currently has a career development award through the National Institutes of Health to develop a neurodevelopmental screening program for children born to HIV-infected mothers in Kenya.
Dr. McHenry is also the Director of Pediatric Global Health Education and a co-Director of the Morris Green Physician-Scientist Development Program at Indiana University School of Medicine. In additional to global health lectures, she also educates residents and students on early childhood development, basic biostatistical techniques, research methodologies, and research ethics. She mentors multiple pediatric fellows, residents, and medical students interested in early childhood development within global contexts.