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    28 Apr 2015

    At least 1,000 doctors say Dr. Oz should resign

    At least 1,000 U.S. doctors say they think Dr. Mehmet Oz should resign from his faculty position at Columbia University in New York, a new poll finds. 
    Earlier this week, 10 doctors sent a letter calling for Oz, host of the popular TV show "The Dr. Oz Show," to be removed from his academic position as a cardiothoracic surgeon at Columbia. The doctors said that Oz has promoted products and made claims that aren't supported by medical evidence.
    And now, of the 1,300 doctors who responded by 4 p.m. ET today (April 24) to a poll conducted by SERMO, a social network for doctors, 735 doctors (57 percent) said Oz should resign from his faculty position at Columbia. Fifty doctors (4 percent) said Oz should have his medical license revoked. And another 280 doctors (22 percent) said Oz should both resign from his position and have his license taken away. An additional 18 percent said Oz should do nothing, because they respect him as a physician. [Wishful Thinking: 6 'Magic Bullet' Cures That Don't Exist]
    SERMO has more than 300,000 U.S. members, according to its website. The poll is still live, so no margin of error has been calculated yet.
    In the letter sent to Columbia, doctors from around the country criticized Oz for his "disdain for science" and his "baseless" opposition to foods made from genetically modified organisms (GMO).
    "Worst of all, he has manifested an egregious lack of integrity by promoting quack treatments and cures in the interest of personal financial gain," they wrote.
    Oz responded to his critics on an episode of his TV show that aired Thursday, calling their actions an attack on his freedom of speech.
    "I vow to you right here and right now, we will not be silenced," he said.
    Oz said that he never promotes treatments for his own financial benefit, and attacked the doctors who wrote the letter for having ties to the GMO industry.
    Oz has argued that he does not oppose GMO foods, but says they should be labeled as GMOs. Critics say such labeling would raise needless alarm among consumers, and that there is no evidence that these foods are not as safe for consumption as are conventionally grown crops.

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    1. Michael McTagueApril 28, 2015

      Susan Anne White, you might have a better chance if you move to texas or alabama. they love hate mongers there. you'll feel right at home.

    2. Thomas PerniceApril 28, 2015

      Her position is a tyrannical overreaction to the dictatorship of relativism and libertinism in which we live. It is the reverse side of the same coin, but with the higher moral ground.

    3. have never known Negroes to be violent or dangerous.
      They are hard working, respectful and always calm in stressful situations.
      This all had to be the Police fault.

      The trillions of dollars blacks have been given in Free Housing, Food, Medical insurance, child care, Heat assistance, Cash, Obama sail phone, and legal aid is not enough.
      The fact that more whites from Ireland were enslaved in America than blacks from 1600-1700 does not matter.
      Detroit, LA, Cincinnati, St Louis, Newark are all anomolies, there is no trend in riuoting and destruction from blacks.
      The fact that more whites are killed annually by the police than blacks does not matter either.
      Nor the fact that there are 1 million Interracial assaults On Whites annually does not matter either.

    4. Harold4321April 28, 2015

      Oh shut up you libtarded hate monger

    5. Harold4321April 28, 2015

      Pot calling the kettle black?

    6. Here here! I agree. Let's outlaw these perversions and stop that sinful music so we can return this country to the wholesome values that once made this country great. This is the way to return America to the glory days of the ... oh ... so this is Briton? Well I disagree! This is a violation of basic human rights and not at all the way we were raised here in America to improve things.


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