The 'Dr. Oz Effect': Senators Scold Mehmet Oz For Diet Scams

June 17, 2014 5:31 PM

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The 'Dr. Oz Effect': Senators Scold Mehmet Oz For Diet Scams

Dr. Mehmet Oz, a celebrity doctor who frequently extols weight-loss products on his syndicated television show, got a harsh scolding from several senators on Tuesday at a hearing about bogus diet product ads.

Oz was held up as the power driving many of the fraudulent ads, even as he argued he was himself the victim of the scammers. The hearing is a follow-up to the Federal Trade Commission’s crackdown last January against fake diet products.

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