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.
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