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Dr. Oz diet scams: Host scolded for cheapening show with fake weight loss claims

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Dr. Mehmet Oz is now in the hot seat. He has an amazing platform with an hour long show each day and one Senator is not happy that he is promoting diet pills that he knows do not work. On Tuesday, US Magazine shared about the scandal that has people talking and confused on what they can believe.

He sat down with senators in a big meeting about falsely advertising diet pills that do not work. Sen. Claire McCaskill was one to speak out and tell him exactly her thoughts on the matter. She honestly thinks that he gives out great information on the show. She made it clear that a lot of his stuff is true but that is when things went downhill.

Sen. Claire McCaskill scolded Dr. Oz for some of the things he does promote on his show. By featuring any product on his show, then everyone wants to go out and buy it. They believe that it works. She went on to say, "I don't get why you need to say this stuff, because you know it's not true. So why, when you have this amazing megaphone. Why would you cheapen your show by saying things like that?"

Dr. Oz tried his best to cover it all up. He said he is just a cheerleader for his audience and that he doesn't sell supplements. He seemed to ignore the talk about him endorsing it making people want to buy it. Dr. Oz did share that he gives the products to his family though and does believe in them. One product he promoted on the show back in 2012 was called Green Coffee Beans and they ended up in a big lawsuit for deceiving consumers by inviting false claims.

CNN shared a bit more about this story today. Sen. Claire McCaskill does feel like Dr. Oz is giving his patients false hope sometimes when he talks about these items. Dr. Oz share that he wants to help stop the scammers too. Hopefully he really means it and will think twice before promoting some products on his show no matter how much they pay him to do it.

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