Tag: peer review

Colchicine Reduces Complications in Outpatient COVID-19

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The oral, anti-inflammatory drug colchicine can prevent complications and hospitalizations in...

Diversification of Dermatology Workforce Takes Shape

Stephanie Flores-Pollack, MD, a dermatology resident at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, began considering the field of dermatology when, as part of the Latino Medical...

Pfizer Vaccine Appears to Work Against Variant, Research Shows

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Laboratory experiments indicate the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine will offer protection against the...

Oxford University Develops 5-Minute COVID Test

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Scientists at the Oxford University’s physics department have developed a COVID-19...

‘Overwhelming Evidence’ FDA’s Opioid Approval Process Is Shoddy

Despite the ongoing epidemic of misuse, overuse, and diversion of opioids, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has set a low bar for approval...

Hazardous Air Pollutants Make COVID-19 More Serious

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. This article was produced in partnership with The Times-Picayune and The...

A Journal Gets Stung, and Swiftly Retracts

This may be the scientific publishing version of “the operation was a success, but the patient died.” The retraction of a Trojan horse paper on...

Anti-Affirmative Action Paper Blasted on Twitter Now Retracted

An article published in March in the Journal of the American Heart Association that raised a ruckus on #medtwitter this week has now been retracted....

Most Top Clinical Journals Now Allow ‘Preprint’ Posting Before Peer Review and Publication

(Reuters Health) – The vast majority of medical journals now allow articles to appear as preprints before they are peer reviewed and officially published, a...

It’s Time to Get Serious About Research Fraud

  In 2016, Sophie Jamal’s career took a turn for the worse. The bone researcher and physician was banned from federal funding for life in Canada after...

Excess Cancer Deaths Predicted as Care Disrupted by COVID-19

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The majority of patients who have cancer or are suspected of...

Hannity, Pet Infections, Nicotine Patches

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: APRIL 24, 2020 — This week in COVID-19 news, researchers claimed Sean Hannity’s show may have increased...

NIH Panel Issues Guidelines for COVID-19 Treatment

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: APRIL 22, 2020 — In the face of the rapidly evolving COVID-19 pandemic and the absence of...

Hydroxychloroquine Ineffective for COVID-19, VA Study Suggests

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s  Coronavirus Resource Center. Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) with or without azithromycin (AZ) is not associated with...

In Pursuit of Real Coronavirus Numbers

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s  Coronavirus Resource Center. As the COVID-19 pandemic stretches on, there’s one big question everyone...

Case Counts Scrutinized, Surgeon Sings for Relief

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s  Coronavirus Resource Center. Here are the coronavirus stories Medscape’s editors around the globe think...

NEJM Remdesivir Article Divides Twitter

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: APRIL 13, 2020 — New data published in the New England Journal of Medicine about the investigational antiviral drug remdesivir...

Remdesivir Data Published, World Leader Recovers

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s  Coronavirus Resource Center. Compassionate Use of Remdesivir More than two thirds of severely ill...