Recently, a group of physicians wrote a letter to Columbia University asking that its celebrity doctor, Mehmet Oz, be removed from the faculty. The doctors cited Dr. Oz’s “egregious lack of integrity” and marketing of “quack treatments.”
I’ve written several posts blasting Dr. Oz and his slick promotion of “miracles”—most often pricey dietary supplements, for which there is little or no evidence that they work.
My favorite YouTube satire doc, ZDoggMD, put together this brilliant piece based on the TV show House of Cards. It’s called Dr. House of Cards and uses footage from the senate hearing last summer that grilled Dr. Oz for using false claims to promote his weight-loss supplements. Haha
My favorite line: “Hell hath no fury like a physician forced to spend the first 5 minutes of a 6-minute visit undoing the nefarious teachings of Dr. Jack and his Magic Beans.”
So true. 😀
Why is anyone still listening to him, let alone spending money on the products he sells??