Kathleen Ruff, RightOnCanada.ca
Below is a preliminary response from the publisher of Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine.
Let us hope that the publisher will act with integrity and retract an article that puts forward scientific misinformation which causes human suffering and loss of life. See: Scientists ask journal to retract scientifically flawed article by leading asbestos industry consultant.
Date: July 18, 2014 Subject: RE: Letter of Request to Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine Dear Professor Lemen, I just wanted to update you regarding the article by Bernstein. The journal will publish a correction to the conflicts of interest statement in the next issue while we continue to investigate and consider your request to retract the article “due to its bias, its scientifically flawed data, its selective literature review and its misrepresentation of facts…[and] because it contributes to harm to health”. Kind regards Ian Ian Burgess Group Publisher, Medical Journals Medical Research www.wolterskluwer.com
FOR MORE INFORMATION, SEE:
- Scientist, financed by the asbestos industry, falsely states that he has no conflict of interest
- Why are a medical journal and doctors, who specialize in mesothelioma, helping promote the use of asbestos?
- David Bernstein: full disclosure of his intimate relationship with asbestos industry groups is required
- Scientists ask journal to retract scientifically flawed article by leading asbestos industry consultant.