Physicians want Dr. Oz gone from Columbia medical faculty

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  1. Ving

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    Physicians want Dr. Oz gone from Columbia medical faculty
    By VERENA DOBNIK
    Apr. 16, 2015 9:44 PM EDT

    FILE - In this June 17, 2014, file photo, Dr. Mehmet Oz, vice chairman and professor of surgery,... Read more


    NEW YORK (AP) — Columbia University has not removed TV celebrity doctor Mehmet Oz from his faculty position as a group of top doctors has demanded, citing his "egregious lack of integrity" for promoting what they call "quack treatments."

    "Dr. Oz has repeatedly shown disdain for science and for evidence-based medicine," said a letter the 10 physicians sent to a Columbia dean earlier this week. They say he's pushing "miracle" weight-loss supplements with no scientific proof that they work.

    The New York Ivy League school responded Thursday, issuing a statement to The Associated Press saying only that the school "is committed to the principle of academic freedom and to upholding faculty members' freedom of expression for statements they make in public discussion."

    Oz first came to public attention as a frequent television guest of Oprah Winfrey. For the past five years, he's been the host of "The Dr. Oz Show."

    Oz was not reachable Thursday night at his Columbia office number, which played a recorded message explaining how callers could get tickets to his TV show.

    Led by Dr. Henry Miller of California's Stanford University, the doctors sent the letter to Lee Goldman, dean of Columbia's Faculties of Health Sciences and Medicine. The nine other doctors from across the country included Dr. Joel Tepper, a cancer researcher from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, and Dr. Gilbert Ross of the American Council on Science and Health in New York City.

    The doctors wrote that Oz, for years a world-class Columbia cardiothoracic surgeon, "has manifested an egregious lack of integrity by promoting quack treatments and cures in the interest of personal financial gain." They said he has "misled and endangered" the public.

    Last year, Oz appeared before a U.S. Senate panel that accused him of endorsing products that were medically unsound. At the time, Oz acknowledged that some of the products he advised his viewers to use "don't have the scientific muster to present as fact."

    A show representative did not immediately return a call Thursday from the AP seeking comment.

    As vice chairman of Columbia's surgery department, Oz still occasionally teaches, said Douglas Levy, spokesman for the Columbia University Medical Center.
     
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    Hey, he's following Wig-based science: If it earns you marbles, it is scientific.
     
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    My family Doc of 35 years hates him
     
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    Dr Oz is a misrepresenting ass but this is also a bit of "if you dont sell big pharma's overpriced pills in a bottle as the only cure GTFO"
     
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    He saved Robin from cancer.
     
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    My friend works in a drug store. She and the other employees laugh when all the women come in to buy the newest fad/snake oil that "Dr" Oz suggests. She said the manager that orders the stuff just watches the show to see what he'll be pushing next. (I think she was joking)
     
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    What about dr phil? And dr laura?
     
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    Docs want Dr. Oz out- Dr. Dre okay.
     
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    I'm not a fan of his, but:

    The doctors wrote that Oz, for years a world-class Columbia cardiothoracic surgeon, "has manifested an egregious lack of integrity by promoting quack treatments and cures in the interest of personal financial gain." They said he has "misled and endangered" the public.

    I's love these doctors to open up their books and reveal how much they make every year form pharmaceutical companies, how many free sinners and lunches and perks they get.
     
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    lol---

    A molecular biologist by training, Miller spent 15 years at the FDA before his fellowship at Hoover; throughout both jobs, he has been a consistent and ardent promoter of genetically engineered foods (or GMOs — the “O” standing for “organism”).

    And in his advocacy, Miller is positively prolific. A quick web search reveals dozens upon dozens of articles and opinion columns touting the benefits of GMOs to consumers, developing economies and agribusiness — and a seemingly equal number attacking those that warn about the possible risks of what are sometimes called “Frankenfoods.”

    Miller was a leading voice in opposition to California’s Prop. 37, the 2012 ballot initiative seeking clear labeling of products containing GMOs, and, in the 1990s, was an equally prominent voice in a tobacco industry-backed campaign to discredit the science linking cigarette use and cancer.
     
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    If you watch Dr. Oz, you have to be savvy enough to sift out the useful information from stuff that might potentially harm you.

    My sister watches him a lot--she has a thyroid condition and takes medication for it, which doesn't work all that well. So, she watches Oz and
    sometimes finds out a nutrition tip or two that might help, which is good. However, she knows to tune him out when he starts talking about
    a lot of herbal remedies--in her case, she wouldn't be able to use these without help from a real doctor, because of possible interactions with
    her medicine (and because she just doesn't do well with supplements, period).

    She tells me the show rarely warns that you should be careful with these herbal remedies if you're on ANY prescription drug. That's BAD.
    So again, only watch him if you're smart enough to sift through the helpful vs. harmful info--otherwise, don't bother.
     
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    That's pretty much like searching the internet, right? Oz is getting rich off his bullshit. I'm glad to see your sister's smart enough to see through the bullshit. Hope she's doing well.:)
     
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    I hope that this doesn't cause any problems for Dr. Ronnie either.
    Look how well the green drink worked for Robin.
     
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    So Dr. Oz is where the Ivy League schools have suddenly decided to draw the line on lack of integrity and quackery in their institutions?

    Okay.

    :spit: :haha: :cwl:
     
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    Dr Oz should have resigned his position when he decided going full Hollywood/witchdoctor in his career.

    Sure Big Pharma is about as Withcdocory as you can get

    Doc OZ knew this

    Now if he resigns he looks like a quack if he did it a few years ago, no body would have known
     
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    Dr. Oz's agent tells him all this publicity is good for him.
     
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    What puzzles me if why he even needs to go there with some of the questionable products.....he started out fairly likeable and stuck to medical based solutions in the early days.....I guess when you reach a certain stage of wealth you do whatever the F to keep the bucks flowing in. I catch the show every now and then and was surprised by some of the shit he is pedaling now.
     
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    I'll take big pharma over the completely unregulated supplement industry that can legally make almost any claim about their products as long as they have the fine print disclosure.