Cochrane doesn’t take editorial misconduct seriously

All reputable medical journals have an impartial mechanism for dealing with allegations of editorial misconduct. In the past, this was also the case for the Cochrane Library. Today, Cochrane’s attitude can best be described as, “We don’t give a damn. We are beyond reproach.” Cochrane’s ongoing crisis caused by multiple missteps – most recently the scandal its Editor-in-Chief caused when she apologized for Cochrane’s review that showed a lack of effect of face masks although there was nothing to apologize for – was recently described as a tailspin. Read my account of Cochrane’s editorial misconduct in relation to our review of safe withdrawal of depression drugs here.