Mehmet Oz (“Dr. Oz”) defended himself this week against criticism from other medical professionals, who say that some of the TV host’s advice and product endorsements lack scientific backing.
A group of doctors has sent a letter to Columbia University, asking for Oz’s dismissal from the medical school’s faculty.
“I bring the public information that will help them on their path to be their best selves,” Oz said in a statement released through a representative of The Dr. Oz Show. “We provide multiple points of view, including mine, which is offered without conflict of interest. That doesn’t sit well with certain agendas which distort the facts.”
Among the doctors’ issues with Oz is his apparent opposition to genetically modified foods (GMOs).
“I do not claim that GMO foods are dangerous, but believe that they should be labeled like they are in most countries around the world,” Oz said in his statement. “I will address this on the show next week.”