HBO’s Last Week Tonight with John Oliver on Oz: ‘Worst person in scrubs that has ever been on television’

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Dr. Mehmet C. Oz, chairman and Professor of Surgery, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 17, 2014 , before the Senate subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Insurance hearing to examine protecting consumers from false and deceptive advertising of weight-loss products. (AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke)

John Oliver outlines what, exactly is problematic about Dr. Oz and the nutrition supplement industry.

He calls out Dr. Oz, who was called to testify in a Senate hearing for declaring diet supplements to be a “miracle in a vial.”

“Miracle vials? Are you a doctor or an old west traveling salesman?” asked Oliver.

Once Dr. Oz has promoted a product on his show, sales have been known to skyrocket—an effect nicknamed the “Dr. Oz effect.”


“The only problem with the Dr. Oz effect is that magic pills don’t technically exist and Dr. Oz knows that,” said Oliver.

But he goes further to point out that Dr. Oz is a “symptom” of a bigger issue: The fact that the dietary supplement industry are practically unregulated.

And the quick update: (Click the link for the longer update)

“It says something, even when you do a show with 7 fake models of human feces the biggest piece of $#!* on the stage has his name in the title. Isn’t Freedom of Speech great?!?” John Oliver from this week’s Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.


The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Read full, original post: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Dr. Oz and Nutritional Supplements (HBO)

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