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Can Dr. Oz rehabilitate image as haven for pseudoscience?

| | October 15, 2015

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The Federal Trade Commission had found that Oz’s producers did the scantest research on the show’s guests, which allowed modern-day snake oil salesmen to appear on air hawking bogus products. In April, a group of professors, scientists and doctors argued the show was so misleading that Oz’s professor position was incompatible with his on-air work.

But perhaps things were changing. This past summer, Oz had embarked on a “listening tour” with health professionals, in an attempt to understand how his brand of TV medicine affects public health — and how he might do better.

In the past, Oz often promoted miracle supplements and fad foods. Now, in the shows I watched, he was focused more on debunking dubious products, explaining how science works, and urging informed consumerism among his viewers.

Read full, original post: Dr. Oz’s new season features more science and less bullshit

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