Doctor Oz excoriated by a Senate Subcommittee
Doctor Mehmet Oz, America’s supreme scammer, was recently racked over the proverbial coals by a Senate subcommittee investigating fake diet products. Oz has been accused of being the power house behind fraudulent diets, weight loss drugs and a variety of health related medications sold to the public. On his nationally syndicated show and in commercials he has made numerous false representations that people can lose weight with green coffee bean extract, raspberry ketone and other exotic supplements. There is no evidence these products help humans lose weight and they could potentially be harmful to those utilizing them. Oz pulled a Hillary Clinton by saying he was duped like the rest of us as he lined his pockets from money drawn from these endorsements. According to Oz he has sued companies who use his likeness to hustle these products. There must be hundreds of lawsuits filed by him because his face is all over the internet with these spurious diet supplements. Senator Claire McCaskill stated that “the scientific community is almost monolithic against you in terms of the efficacy of a few products that you have called miracles.” McCaskill noted Dr. Oz was fully aware that the products he pushed in the media were ineffective. She went on to state Oz’s media position permits him to broadcast these false representations to huge audiences. Oz provided quasi answers to McCaskill’s direct line of questioning. Oz stated he believed in the products he advertised and gave them to his family members. Perhaps the Senate should have connected a lie detector to the good doctor to verify his altruism. Nevertheless Oz has been masquerading as a legitimate purveyor of health products while he is nothing more than a modern snake oil salesman praying on the unsuspecting. Deified by Oprah, Oz could do no wrong. Yet similar to his mentor he has made tens of millions through deceit, deception and misrepresentation. http://www.nbcnews.com/health/diet-fitness/dr-oz-effect-senators-scold-mehmet-oz-diet-scams-n133226
Mark Davis MD, author of the Millenium Diet, The Practical Guide for Rapid Weight Loss and Obamacare: Dead on Arrival, A Prescription for Disaster.