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← Dr Oz and the never-ending infomercial

locka's Avatar Jump to comment 10 by locka

Oprah Winfrey is to blame. Dr Oz was wheeled out as Oprah's "expert" doctor but over time he has devoted more time to reiki, psychic healing, miracle diets and assorted other new age drivel. I assume that is because the sort of people who watch these shows simply aren't interested in boring evidence based medicine.

Doubtless it's been very profitable for him to cross over into quackery but it doesn't say much for his ethics or medical reputation. If he is "respected" I doubt much of that respect comes from his peers. I wonder what would happen if Dr Oz were practicing in the UK. Would he have been struck off by now?

Wed, 06 Jun 2012 14:18:06 UTC | #945871