The Best Medical Advice? It May Be To Stay Away From Dr. Oz's

December 22, 2014 4:03 PM

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The Best Medical Advice? It May Be To Stay Away From Dr. Oz's

Earlier this year Dr. Mehmet Oz defended himself in a Senate subcommittee hearing on potentially deceptive advertising for the weight loss and dietary supplements he routinely recommends on his show. When Oz said that green coffee extract is a “magic weight loss cure for every body type,” a manufacturer was moved to start producing “Pure Green Coffee,” using footage from the show to promote it. The company was later sued by the FTC for making false claims about the product’s efficacy.

“The scientific community is almost monolithic against you in terms of the efficacy of the three products you called ‘miracles,’” consumer protection panel Chairman Claire McCaskill told Oz at the hearing. “I get that you do a lot of good on your show, but I don’t get why you need to say this stuff ...

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