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America's Malpractice

Researchers say Dr. Oz's medical advice is usually wrong

Syndicated talk-show host Mehmet Oz — known by some as "America's doctor" — has been criticized recently by members of Congress who say his reports on "miracles" and medical breakthroughs have given millions of viewers false hopes. This week researchers published a study in the British Medical Journal saying that medical research either didn't support or directly contradicted more than half of Dr. Oz's recommendations. "The public should be skeptical about recommendations made on medical talk shows," the article said.