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Dr. Oz controversy

Discussion in 'Alley of Dangerous Angles' started by Beren, Apr 23, 2015.

  1. Beren

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    Long live capitalism and the freedom to spout just about any nonsense in public without repercussions. :rolleyes:
     
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    Are there actually and specific, valid complaints against him or just dislike in general and nebulous accusations? Unless he's selling any products directly tied to his TV performances, it's a bit of a stretch to accuse him that he's doing it just to get rich. I've seen a number of (US) websites where various doctors put their own (company) name on the products they sell so even if he did that, it certainly wouldn't be something unheard of. Potentially somewhat unethical, but only if you can prove that they're selling something that they actually don't believe has any beneficial effects. The market for dietary supplements is vast and there are a number of players in the game offering similar or identical products, so really nobody has a monopoly over anything.
     
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    For some odd reason I have become privvy to Dr. Oz' spam mails of late, and I'd have thought nothing of the matter had not John Oliver admirably put himself to the task of making a segment about him.

     
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    lol Mel Gibson
     
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    dmc Speak softly and carry a big briefcase Staff Member Distinguished Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!)

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    That was AWESOME!
     
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    He is a 'Naturopath' (which has as much to do with medicine as chess has to do with physical violence) and has every right to be such, even if he IS lying to make money off people. However the problems he has fallen under recently are that he has repeatedly advocated for various nonsense diet plants and products which quite literally do not do any good for anyone and in some cases cause harm. It is quite literally akin to someone starting a new 'science show' called "Astrophysics explained with Professor Blark" in which he continually talks about how the reptilian overlords have already taken the White House and are working on the Pentagon... or how global warming is especially bad because the earth being flat will burn up much quicker.

    It is unethical because he is, through actual college education a medical doctor but he throws that knowledge and training to the wayside in order to sell products to people who watch his show.
     
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    That is a shame because he can give good advice. I was given a home remedy for joint inflmation and checked it out on his site. I then checked it with two of my doctors and they concurred that it could be helpful without side effects. I can attest to the fact that it definitely helps. So if he is espousing questionable cures that is too bad since it will be impossible to know which are good unless you have another source which is respectable. I hope what I said makes sense.
     
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    You essentially said that a even a broken watch is right twice a day - but wrong the whole other time. :book:
     
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    If you use decimal time or a 24-hour watch, it's only right once a day. :p
     
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    Personally I find him creepy. Can't pinpoint why. Just a gut feeling. Gamers intution...
     
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    There is definitely a moral here. Don't believe everything you read or see on TV without checking it with at least one other independent source.
     
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