Dr. Mehmet Oz, is known for his syndicated daily talk show, The Dr. Oz Show, has come under intense scrutiny from Congress.
Members of the Senate’s consumer protection panel scolded the celebrity doctor for making misleading and unscientific claims about various weight-loss supplements, specifically the green coffee extract dietary and weight loss supplement.
Dr. Oz is a recognizable name, but tons of other companies and media outlets market their products as "the latest and greatest" and claim there is scientific backing behind their products. So, is Congress making an unfair example out of Dr. Oz?
When consumers are listening to you and coming to you for advice as the credible expert, that is a responsibility that can't be taken lightly. Dr. Oz and others like him need to be very careful from a media standpoint, as well as in their positions as physicians.
Can you really trust the media and the information they present to you? How can there be faulty news in science and medicine that is supposed to be entirely scientifically based?
Dr. Pam Peeke and Michelle King Robson discuss the grey area in media in health and science, as well as how there are things in place to make sure they are presenting truthful and factional medical information.