Factor by which the rate of retraction of scientific papers has increased in the past four decades : 10
Portion of retractions that stem from fraud, plagiarism, or duplicate publications : 2/3
Estimated amount of National Institutes of Health funding that has gone to studies withdrawn after publication : $58,000,000
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