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In the article Discontinuation due to adverse events in randomized trials of orlistat, sibutramine and rimonabant: a meta-analysis by Johansson, Neovius, DeSantis, Rössner and Neovius (1), the following error occurred.

On page 6 of the article, figure 2 was incorrect. The correct figure is shown below:

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Figure 2. Forest plot of the risk ratio (RR) of dropout from adverse events in the drug vs. the placebo groups in rimonabant, sibutramine and orlistat trials. 0.5 was added to each cell of the 2×2 table when a zero was encountered in the analysis of both the treatment and control group.

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