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Professor Didier Raoult targeted by a new internal investigation by the IHU in Marseille – RT in French
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“More than ten” members of the IHU in Marseille denounced the pressure exerted by Didier Raoult and the falsification of scientific results to demonstrate the effectiveness of hydroxychloroquine. The AP-HM opened an internal investigation.

A new internal investigation was requested on November 19 by the Assistance Publique – Hôpitaux de Marseille (AP-HM) following new accusations by Mediapart targeting the institute headed by Professor Didier Raoult in connection with the conditions under which allegedly research on hydroxychloroquine has been carried out.

According to the news site, “several members” of the Mediterranean Infection university hospital institute, headed by Didier Raoult, “denounced the pressures exerted” by him as well as “the falsification of scientific results”, in order to ” demonstrate the efficacy of hydroxychloroquine ”against Covid-19.

The positivity threshold for PCR tests has been changed

“The reported facts, if they were proven, would constitute serious dysfunctions”, reacted the AP-HM in a press release, taking “the initiative of an internal investigation in order to confirm the veracity of the facts reported by the press. “.

Concretely, explains Mediapart, “more than ten people” (biologists, doctors, interns or assistants) members of the IHU denounced “the falsification of biological results allowing to conclude to the beneficial effect of hydroxychloroquine by biasing the results of PCR tests in a study comparing IHU patients taking the treatment and Nice CHU patients not taking it ”.

Didier Raoult should leave the management of the IHU by the end of June 2022 at the latest

“The results” not going in the direction of Didier Raoult “, the threshold of positivity of the PCR tests was modified, thus rendering negative a greater number of results for the patients followed in Marseille”, explains Mediapart, citing the testimonials from these members of the IHU during interviews in October with their respective employers, be it the University of Aix-Marseille, the AP-HM or even Inserm or the Research Institute for Development (IRD ).

In the Mediapart article, all these testimonials are anonymized. Contacted by AFP, neither the IHU nor Professor Raoult wished to comment on Mediapart’s assertions and the opening of this investigation by the AP-HM.

The AP-HM had already requested an internal investigation within the IHU on October 22, after a previous article – still from Mediapart – on alleged illegal “clinical trials” against tuberculosis carried out since 2017 by the professor’s institute Raoult. The AP-HM had justified this investigation by the “gravity and the potential extent of the reported facts”. “There were no trials, only therapeutic choices by doctors,” Didier Raoult replied on October 28 on C8.

Didier Raoult, retired at the end of August as a university professor and hospital practitioner, should leave the management of the IHU at the end of June at the latest. The six founding members of the IHU and the president of this institute announced in mid-September the launch of the recruitment of a new director, who should be appointed no later than June 30. This recruitment process is expected to be officially validated by the IHU Board of Directors on November 23.

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