Dr. Oz and Academics Review in the New Yorker

The New Yorker Magazine and author Michael Specter profile “The Trouble with Dr. Oz” in the magazine’s February 4, 2013 edition.   Citing recent concerns published by Academics Review, Michael Specter asks, “Is the most trusted doctor in America doing more harm than good?”

In addition to numerous examples of Dr. Mehmet Oz promoting questionable food and health product claims, author Michael Spector highlighted a recent (October 17, 2012) broadcast titled, “GMO Foods: Are they Dangerous to your Health?” Noting Oz “was not sublet,” stating, “You’re probably eating them right now and don’t even know…” and then introduced his guest Jeffrey Smith, whom Oz identified on the show as a scientist.  Specter accurately pointed out that “Smith has no experience in genetics or agriculture, and has no scientific degree from any institution.”

Specter cited Academics Review co-founder Professor Bruce Chassy noting, “As a public-sector scientist, researcher, and academic administrator with more than forty years’ experience, I am appalled that any medical professional would give a platform to the likes of Mr. Jeffrey Smith to impart health information to the public.”

Click here to read the full New Yorker article by Michael Specter on Dr. Mehmet Oz.

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