The following article from Anaesthesia, ‘Prophylactic anti-emetic therapy with granisetron, droperidol and metoclopramide in female patients undergoing middle ear surgery’ by Fujii Y, Toyooka H, Tanaka H, published online in Wiley Online Library ( in December 1998 and in Volume 53, Number 12, pages 1165–1168, has been retracted by agreement between the journal Editor-in-Chief, Steve Yentis, and Blackwell Publishing Ltd. This article is being retracted as a result of: (i) overwhelming evidence that the distributions of many variables reported by Dr Fujii in this study could not have occurred by chance; [1, 2] and (ii) the inability of Dr Fujii's institution to attest to the integrity of the study and/or its data conducted under its/their auspices [3], as set out in the Joint Editors-in-Chief Request for Determination of April 9 2012 [4].