Skip to comments.Dr. Oz: I Thought I Could Call Diet Drugs “Miracles” Because I Wasn’t Actually Selling Them
Posted on 06/19/2014 4:50:09 PM PDT by SMGFan
Oprahs favorite alternative medicine mouthpiece Dr. Oz got little love during Tuesdays Senate subcommittee hearing on the misleading marketing of diet products, with the TV personality admitting that his use of terms like miracle for unproven treatments had provided fodder to scammers out to make a quick buck off people desperate to shed pounds. Last night, the Doc went on Facebook to give his fans his perspective on the issue.
For years I felt that because I did not sell any products that I could be enthusiastic in my coverage, wrote Doc Oz, who was chastised most notably by Missouri Senator Clair McCaskill for shows where he called certain weight-loss products the number one miracle in a bottle or the magic weight-loss solution for every body type, in spite of little to no peer-reviewed scientific evidence to back up such claims.
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OZ is another hack TV doctor that more often than not has no idea what he’s talking about.
I bet he got a kickback from every single company whose product he flogged. The man is a scam.
Oprah is not amused.
Yeah, Dr. Oz - you weren’t selling the products...you were only causing them to be purchased. How’s that for a rock-solid moral compass?
So glad the Senate is looking into this! /sarc
Quick sidebar - Congress has bigger fish to fry than Dr. Oz right now...he’s just a convenient distraction.
...who was certainly getting paid for his "enthusiasm" while "not selling" the products.
Scum senators...they have so much integrity.
So, Let me see...Congress is grilling Dr. Oz for telling half truths??...unreal..these people have absolutely no shame...this from an assemblage of liars, crooks and thieves...
Dr. Oz? Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain.
Oprah is not AMUSING.
“OZ is another hack TV doctor that more often than not has no idea what hes talking about.”
Served on an advisory board with him years ago (before he went full media). He is a good cardiothoracic surgeon, but that doesn’t qualify him as a spokesperson for all things medical. He was a nice enough guy back then. When you deal with the media as any kind of ‘expert’ they try very hard to get you to be sensationalistic - because media is marketing.
I can’t understand why he’s so popular.
Kudos to Dr. Oz for exercising freedom of speech.
I know him. He is among the most accomplished of surgeons, and he tries to help the “average” person.
It is sad that most people — the average person — is so dumb that you have to format your show as a circus just to keep their attention, but that is what he is doing. He is trying to help them.
They are probably his sponsors.
“bigger fish to fry than Dr. Oz “
Not really, not when over 50%, the EBT crowd, has all day off, and watches Dr OZ.
He told Michelle O that government should not tell people what to eat
What is also shocking is that Dr. Oz is a Muslim =) I bet the Wookie feelings were hurt. No visit to the White Hut.
“He told Michelle O that government should not tell people what to eat”
To her face?
Dr Oz. He and Henry Waxman are proof that extraterrestrial aliens have visited us.
I know this isn’t saying much, but Dr. Oz is gentler and humbler than, say, Oprah Winfrey.
Yes, in a round about way. I remember thinking at the time that he is not going to have a show after this. This was about a year ago.
Blowprah (platinum level member of the Chicago Mob) did more to elect Caliph Baraq than anybody except Axlegrease.
I read at least a couple of books that Dr. Oz authored/coauthored before he became “famous” and I found them informative and useful. And I didn’t know about the Oprah connection.
Anyway, I like Dr Oz and am probably what you’d call a fan. And I have watched his show and I do think that he makes “medical education” fun and accessible. And, yes, he does audience participation and it used to seem like lots of his audience were obese black women.
And, yeah, I think that Dr. Oz is an Obama fan but I still like him and appreciate what he does to inform us on taking better care of ourselves.
She sure did. I bet every one of her viewers, even the dead ones, voted twice for him.
His book - You On A Diet did help me lose weight
He is a successful heart surgeon who appears to have gotten caught up in the fame game.
The people dragging him in and posing as champions for consumers are the same people destroying the country.
Maybe they should worry about a few other things first?
And there you go - thats exactly why he got dragged in
“The people dragging him in”
I heard that he went to them to see if there was something that could be done to get people to stop using his name in advertisements. Then they turned on him.
There’s gotta be a reason for that. He had displeased the powers-that-be in some fashion
Did you see the way McCaskill attacked him? He is a practicing heart surgeon (he still works at a hospital part time) and she is scum.
But, he’s dumb enough to call things that don’t work “miracles” because he isn’t “selling” anything.
She is scum, but he’s not clean either.
No. I was thoroughly disgusted with the brief clip of him sitting in front of these clowns.
I’m not saying he didn’t do anything wrong - but geeez!
This is the wrong bunch of people to point it out to him!
Hey, doc; how about some meth?
Now that’s over I can get back on my wagon and head to the next town to recommend my Dr. Phil snake oil that will loosen those cobwebs in your head, clear out your intestinal track and lose 20 pounds a week.
I graduated from the medical school at which he still is faculty. I met him. He is/was a very well-regarded cardiothoracic surgeon at a very top-flight hospital. Now he’s an incarnation of Glamour Magazine. You be the judge if that makes any sense.
did he say it’s been called a miracle or it “is” a miracle?
I have watched the shows and never found him to be over the top. He also debunks things.
I’ve watched the shows and he’s a huckster. Oprah is his master and she’s a huckster, too.
“Oprah is his master”
I did not know that. He never mentions her.
Oprah’s Harpo Studios owns and produces his show. Oprah’s a real creep. Filthy minded and arrogant. She bounces checks, but only by accident.
He`s a Muslim, I wouldn`t believe him if he said the sky is up. Born liars and hypocrites-every one of them.