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Omaha Steve

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Mon Feb 5, 2024, 10:56 PM Feb 5

Study cited by Texas judge in abortion pill case retracted [View all]

Source: Nebraska Examiner

Mifepristone has more than 5.6 million uses since receiving FDA-approval over 20 years ago

By: Sofia Resnick - February 5, 2024 7:54 pm

Two of the key studies cited by plaintiffs and judges as evidence that medication abortion should be pulled from the market or heavily restricted have been retracted because of undeclared conflicts of interest and unreliable findings, academic publisher Sage announced Monday.

States Newsroom was the first to report last year that Sage had opened an investigation into some of the research featured prominently in the initial Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine v. U.S. Food and Drug Administration case, whose appeal goes before the U.S. Supreme Court next month. The case is centered on mifepristone, part of a two-drug regimen used to terminate pregnancies and to manage miscarriages.

Sage retracted three studies published in its journal “Health Services Research and Managerial Epidemiology,” which were funded and produced by the Charlotte Lozier Institute, the research arm of the influential Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America, which works to elect federal and state anti-abortion lawmakers.

“Following Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) guidelines, we made this decision with the journal’s editor because of undeclared conflicts of interest and after expert reviewers found that the studies demonstrate a lack of scientific rigor that invalidates or renders unreliable the authors’ conclusions,” reads a statement issued by Sage.


Experts have said that mifepristone, part of a two-drug regimen, has a record of safety and efficacy in more than two decades of use. (Chris Coduto/Getty Images for UltraViolet)

Read more: https://nebraskaexaminer.com/2024/02/05/study-cited-by-texas-judge-in-abortion-pill-case-retracted/

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