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10 leading physicians: Fire the ‘quack’ Oz



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A national group of distinguished physicians is demanding that Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons fire TV celebrity doctor Mehmet Oz for unethical behavior.

They wrote that the cardiothoracic surgeon”has manifested an egregious lack of integrity by promoting quack treatments and cures in the interest of personal financial gain,”  the Associated Press reported, and that he has “misled and endangered” the public.

The 10 doctors asserted that “Dr. Oz has repeatedly shown disdain for science and for evidence-based medicine, pushing, for instance, “miracle” weight-loss supplements with no scientific proof that they work.

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