FTC Nails Dr. Oz’ Benefactor for Fake Diet Plan

FTC Nails Dr. Oz’ Benefactor for Fake Diet Plan January 28, 2015

Dr. Oz, the con man who has become very rich pushing medical scams on his millions of viewers, has been shown yet again to have endorsed and promoted a completely fake “miracle diet” on his show. The FTC has nailed one of the companies he’s been paid to promote and brought on his show.

The government is forcing one of Dr. Oz’s favorite supplement peddlers to pay out $9 million to consumers after making deceptive and unsubstantiated claims about weight loss products.

Several years ago, you had probably never heard of the green coffee bean supplement for weight loss. But after Dr. Oz featured the supplement on his daily talk show, it became one of the hottest weight loss wonders around.

Now, the Federal Trade Commission just announced a giant settlement with one of the supplement marketers who appeared on the Dr. Oz Show, Lindsey Duncan, as well as the companies he had a stake in, Pure Health LLC and Genesis Today, Inc.

On the Oz show, Duncan made miraculous claims: that the pills could lead to nearly 20 pounds of weight loss — and a reduction of 16 percent body fat — in 12 weeks without exercise. He said this was all backed by science. But he never mentioned his financial conflict of interest in companies that made the pills…

This isn’t the first time the FTC has taken down claims made on the show. Last September, the federal consumer watchdog settled another $3.5-million suit against Applied Food Sciences, the company that sponsored the retracted green coffee bean study.

Dr. Oz should lose his license to practice medicine immediately and be prosecuted for fraud.

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