Communications Team Member Rob Wright came upon this very thorough article in The Scientist that details various stages surrounding flawed publications. It looks at the sometimes painful choice of self-correction and life after retraction.
And while on the subject of retraction, here’s another recent example from the same journal while this one involving Springer seems to fall under into “mass retraction” category. If this arouses your curiousity then “Retraction Watch” is sure to spark your investigative senses. If you’re feeling the urge to sleuth around a bit more, this Times article may well awaken your entire “retraction radar.” And finally, from The Economist (their illustration below), this 2013 article adds to the sobering landscape.