Hi folks, I thought it might be interesting to start a thread about the recent controversy involving Dr. Oz. I've done some searching on it, and thought that I would offer some of what I thought were the best links that I found. Unfortunately, this may turn out to be a rather partisan topic, and people are bound to have strong feelings. Some people may feel that Dr. Oz is a huckster and others may feel that he is a hero. In the US right now, I think we have an unconstructive political culture where people don't understand both sides of an argument, and I hope we can rise above that here. I feel that the truth in complex and that both sides have decent arguments, so I've tried to include a sampling of links from both sides of the issue. If other people have links that they would like to add, go for it. For background, here is the New York Times article about the original letter: http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2015/04/16/us/ap-us-mehmet-oz-columbia.html First, a article from Huffington Post entitled "Here Are 7 'Miracle' Products Dr. Oz Had Peddled:" http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/04/23/dr-oz-products_n_7120654.html Time magazine gave Dr. Oz an article where he could reply to his critics in his own words: http://time.com/3831926/dr-oz-criticism-answers/ Several of medical faculty members from Columbia have also written an open letter to USA Today: http://www.usatoday.com/story/opini...a-faculty-medicine-broadcast-column/26261979/ To summarize, here is a supportive editorial from the New York Times Sunday Review, entitled, "Dr. Oz is no Wizard, but no Quack Either:" http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/26/o...-wizard-but-no-quack-either.html?mabReward=A1 And here is a critical editorial from the LA Times, entitled, "Dr. Oz fires back at his critics -- with misdirection and an absurd defense:" http://www.latimes.com/business/hil...fense-im-a-doctor-20150423-column.html#page=1 People may have strong feelings about this topic, so let me remind people of the forum rules in advance. Everyone is welcome to state their own opinions, but must respect other people's right to their own opinions. No personal attacks are allowed. Also, please avoid inflammatory language. Finally, no one has a right to have the last word, especially if doing so merely involves repeating arguments that readers of the thread would likely already be familiar with. Everyone reading the thread will draw their own conclusion, and there is nothing that anyone can do to change that. (That's part of what I love about forums.) Anyway, what do people think?