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Ongoing Citations of a Retracted Study Involving Cardiovascular Disease, Drug Therapy, and Mortality in COVID-19

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Article Information

Accepted for Publication: June 11, 2021.

Published Online: August 2, 2021. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2021.4112

Corresponding Author: Todd C. Lee, MD, MPH, Royal Victoria Hospital, 1001 Boulevard Décarie, Room E5.1820, Montréal, QC H4A3J1, Canada (todd.lee@mcgill.ca).

Author Contributions: Dr Lee had full access to all of the data in the study and takes responsibility for the integrity of the data and the accuracy of the data analysis.

Concept and design: Lee, McDonald.

Acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data: Lee, Senecal, Hsu.

Drafting of the manuscript: Lee, Hsu, McDonald.

Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Lee, Senecal, McDonald.

Statistical analysis: Lee.

Administrative, technical, or material support: McDonald.

Supervision: Lee, McDonald.

Conflict of Interest Disclosures: Drs McDonald and Lee were signatories on a public letter asking for retraction of the Surgisphere papers. Dr Lee reported research support from Fonds de Recherche du Quebec–Sante during the conduct of the study. No other disclosures were reported.

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