Last Week Tonight With John Oliver – Dr. Oz And Nutritional Supplements (HBO)
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[John Oliver:] Source: LYBIO.net
I would like to talk about doctors. They are among our most trusted professionals nearly 70% percent of us rate them highly on ethical standards. Our lives and occasionally all balls are in their hands, which is why it was especially troubling last week to see this.
With his syndicated TV show magazine and website Dr. Oz has become one of America’s most trusted docs, but on Capitol Hill Tuesday he was on the hot seat
Excuse me, but any seat Dr. Oz is sitting on is the hot seat. Woo wooo woooo – So what did the doctor do?
They criticized the talk show host for describing untested weight loss supplements as magical or miraculous.
I want you to write it down Garcinia cambogia, because it maybe the simple solution you have been looking to bust your body fat for good. Now I’ve got that number one miracle in a bottle to burn your fat, lightning in a bottle, its miracle flower to fight fact.
Miracle flowers? Are you a doctor or an old west traveling salesman? And I’ve got something miraculous for you ladies and gentlemen, a monkey’s paw mixed with five petals of rose and a thimble full of otter semen. Guaranteed to kill all your [lambargo]; step right up step right up here. The Senate hearing was about the marketing dietary supplements and unfortunately no one is more effective of that than Dr. Oz.
Oz’s advise is so influential that one mention of a product can cause sales to skyrocket. The phenomenon even has its own name that Dr. Oz Effect. After Dr. Oz touted a substance called green coffee bean extract, one company in Florida sold half a million bottles.
Well what’s so wrong with that? Name me one case where a man named Oz claimed mystical powers and led people horribly astray. Name me one case, you can’t do it. The only problem with the Dr. Oz Effect is that magic pills don’t technically exist and Dr. Oz knows that.
Do you believe that there is a miracle pill out there?
There is not a pill that’s going to help you long-term loose weight and live the best life without diet and exercise.
Do you believe there is a magic weight-loss cure out there?
[Dr. Oz:] Source: LYBIO.net
The word [ma]gic – if you are selling something because it’s magical, no.
What? What? That would be ridiculous. No one is claiming there’s a magic pill out there that would be stupid.
This little bean has scientist saying they have done a magic weight-loss cure for every body type.
See he never said there was a magic pill, he said there was a magic bean. That’s clearly entirely different, because magic beans are a very real thing that you trade your cow for so you can steal a golden hop from the giant. That’s science. And by the way; a recent study found the main ingredient in those magic beans; not only fails to help lab mice, it gave them the early symptoms of diabetes, though if you’re a lab mouse with diabetes you got off easy. Good luck getting any sympathy in the lab mouse support group.
Oh I’m sorry you can’t have any candy, I have got an ear growing out of my fucking back. Jeff has got a herpes, sorry Jeff. Here is the issue, Dr. Oz is a doctor and one with degrees from two IV League schools, he is also dangerously likeable. Watch how Moaning Joe reacted after seeing bits of his congressional testimony.
I only bought them once.
Can I just say, can I just say I…
Did you buy them because they sell them on Dr. Oz?
I like Dr. Oz.
Alright okay so.
I will confirm or deny…
I like him a lot.
I like him a lot.
I love Dr. Oz come here with really good advice.
To me its great advice.
He has never done that.
And listen, if he has got magic coffee beans I want some of that.
Yeah I’m serious.
You just showed a reports that implied they didn’t work. you basically just did an Empress new clothes piece and then ended it by saying by the way the Empress Tailor was incredible – that guy can stitch and to give Dr. Oz the benefit of overwhelming medical doubt, he seems to be standing by some of his claims.
[Dr. Oz:] Source: LYBIO.net
I actually do personally believe in the items that I talk about in the show, I passionately study them, I recognize that oftentimes they don’t have the scientific muster to present as fact.
But that’s the whole point, you’re presenting it as a doctor. If you want to keep spouting this bullshit that’s fine, but don’t call it your show Dr. Oz, call it check this shit out with some guys named Mehmet. Just, the problem is that’s – it’s a good title to be fare. The problem is this Senate hearing is going to achieve nothing for a very chilling reason.
Beyond embarrassing Dr. Oz, there’s very little that Congress can do in this arena, it is the federal trade commission’s job to go after online scams and even they [ ] can only scratch the surface.
She’s right Dr. Oz is just a symptom of the problem; the disease is the fact that dietary supplements in the U.S. are shockingly unregulated. There were two agencies who theoretically oversee things, the FTC and the FDA. The FTC is supposed to regulate the marketing of supplements, but by their own admission, they give great deference to the FDA on whether a company’s health claim can be supported. The problem with that is the FDA has little authority to investigate the contents of supplements until people are already getting sick from them. That sounds crazy and in the past they actually tried to change this, in the late 1980s 38 people died from L-tryptophan supplements and in response the FDA tried to expand its authority. How did that go?
In 1993 the industry struck back, consumers were urged to write to their Congressmen or told they may have to kiss their vitamin C goodbye.
So did people right to their Congressmen?
More people wrote to Congress about the supplemental pill, then wrote about the Vietnam War.
What? How good most the pro-vitamin protest songs have been? Ginseng what is a good for? Sexual dysfunction and Type II diabetes. Say to again yo’all, say it again. Actually, no actually no protest song, but there were PSAs put out by the supplement industry featuring not just jack-booted thugs coming to take your vitamins but a surprise celebrity Cameo.
If you don’t want to lose your vitamins make the FDA stop, call the U.S. Senate and tell them that you want to take your vitamins in peace. If enough of us do that it will work.
Oh, 1993 it was a different time when you could possibly say be quite everybody, lets all listen to what Mel Gibson has to say. And the supplement industry didn’t just pay for ads, they gave money to law makers like Republican Senator Orrin Hatch and Democratic Senator Tom Harkin this was them back then, they actually became the two top recipients of funds from the industry and in a crazy coincidence they co-sponsored a bill to deregulate it.
[(Video Clip) Senator Orrin Hatch:]
I sent to the desk a substitute amendment on behalf of senators Hatch and Harkin, today we honored the wishes of 100 million people, consumers of dietary supplements, people who simply want to the ability to lead healthy lifestyles without the constant intervention of one tiny agency which is possessed by a regulatory zeal equaling none.
[John Oliver:] Source: LYBIO.net
Regulatory zeal, he just criticized a regulatory agency for being too into-regulating things. That’s like accruing your podiatrist of having a foot fetish, dude, dude, dude you are obsessed with feet, just tone it down a bit.
Now the supplement industry will claim that it is one of the more highly regulated industries.
See how true you think that is, because if you are a supplement company today, you do not need approval from the FDA before a product is marketed, you can make health claims without prior approval from the government and you don’t have to prove the safety or effectiveness of your product before putting it up for sale.
The industry is essentially supposed to police itself that’s not one of those p0rn sites that asks you to enter your own age, which basically just ends up teaching children how to subtract 18 from the current year, it doesn’t work, which may explain why since 1994 the supplement industry has gone from making $4 billion to $32 billion a year with almost no side effects.
People who consume tainted dietary supplements have suffered from negative side effects like severe bleeding, strokes, liver damage or even death.
Health officials say the common item linked to several recent cases of acute liver failure in Hawaii is OxyElite Pro.
Oriole’s pitcher Steve Bechler who died after taking Ephedra during last spring training. Ephedra stayed on the market an extra two years after many experts asked for a ban, meantime the number of deaths rose to 155 with 16,000 adverse events.
Wow that’s enough to make you wish for an agency with a certain amount of what’s the phrase? Regulatory zeal, and yet law makers still resist regulation, because when two years-ago a bill is proposed suggesting supplements should carry warning labels about potentially dangerous side effects, you’ll never guess who popped up again.
[Senator Orrin Hatch:]
The FDA already has a tremendous amount of regulatory oversight and enforcement tools when it comes to dietary supplements.
[Senator Tom Harkin:]
Every supplement has a label, has the ingredients and the potency by law on every single item that is sold as a supplement.
That’s right Hatch and Harkin who in 2012 had retained their title of the top two recipients of campaign funds from the supplement industry. See two decades later those campaign contributions still working, who says nutritional supplements don’t have long-lasting effects?
And by the way on the point the Senator Harkin made about how every supplement has a label saying what’s inside it, well funny story when a group of researchers recently DNA tested supplements from a dozen North American companies, they found that one-third contained no trace whatsoever of the plant advertised on the bottle.
If warning three milk bottles didn’t contain milk, you might think twice about pouring the white mystery liquid all over your cereal, but none of this is likely to change, because companies have access to the one genuinely truly effective wonder drug, it’s called lobbying and here’s how the science works.
FDA regulation can really stop up your profits, jamming up your whole money making system, which can lead to painful effects on the company’s bottom line, but with lobbying somehow legal process all those pesky regulations just melt away into nothingness, giving you that comfortable corporate feeling of shitting money almost uncontrollably. Ask your lawyers if lobbying is right for you, but none of this though – none of this answers the key Dr. Oz question; know he says he wasn’t paid to mention any particular products. So why say those things on TV at all?
In an intent to engage viewers I use flowery language, I use language that was very passionate.
That makes sense, because we’re all looking for flowery language from our physicians, like the sunlight shines upon the hidden grassy meadow, so does climidydia cast the warm glow upon your private parts. And when he says engaging viewers that is the problem, perhaps his fatal flow is that he has done 870 daily hour long shows about health and medicine, which is impossible. Sooner or later you are going to get tired of doing shows about what your poop should look like with Cameron Diaz.
[Dr. Oz:] Source: LYBIO.net
This has ever happened to you?
Luckily no, I’m not a girl that gets constipated.
Good for you, lucky you Diaz, lucky you and instead of that you’re going to get tempted to over stretch and do a show with a title like ‘Can an Aspirin a Day Keep Cancer Away?’ To which the answer is clearly no, not entirely, because I feel like if it did we wouldn’t hearing about it for the first time at 4 p.m. on a Wednesday afternoon. Hey did you hear that they cured cancer? No I was watching Wendy Williams.
And look the frustrating thing is its easy to fill a show with shameless pandering without dangerously misleading medical information. Here I’ll show you, I’ll show you pandering that you wouldn’t believe, hey everyone wouldn’t it be great if we had a Skype interview with George R. R. Martin the writer of Game of Thrones who would not be great. Okay let’s do it. Hey George, George how is the writing going?
[George R. R. Martin:]
I just killed three of your favorite characters.
[John Oliver:] What?
It’s not Arya, it’s not Arya or is it? George it’s not Arya, please tell me it’s not Arya, just give me a clue damn you Martin.
Okay well people seem to like that and no one got hurt, so lets keep pandering, everyone likes puppies don’t they, here is a puppy right now, here is a puppy, hello puppy, hello puppy and look, look neither I nor the puppy are making substantiated claims about potentially harmful dietary supplements, you are not doing that are you puppy? Look because you don’t need to, do you precious, you don’t need to and look, look here is a – here is something else that people like, women in trashy dresses throwing wine in each others faces, look, look people love that they love it. Calm down ladies, calm down its all fabricated.
Let’s keep pandering, who wants a T-Shirt? Who wants a T-Shirt? That’s pander it up, who wants a T-Shirt? Who wants a T-Shirt? Who wants a – people love T-Shirts, they love T-Shirts almost as much as they love celebrities dancing. And guess what here is Steve Buscemi tap-dancing. Steve, perfect. Hey Steve.
Hey Steve I’m – do you even know how to tap-dance?
And Steve – any thought Steve on the questionable benefits of dietary supplements?
Oh John this isn’t really the time or place for that discussion.
[John Oliver:] Source: LYBIO.net
Exactly that’s the point, see Dr. Oz, we’ve done it, we engaged viewers without recommending any unregulated products that can potentially produce diabetes, and to celebrate this at best, please welcome the Black and Gold Marching Elite. Here they come. See its easy, back to our show tonight our Buscemi tap-dancing distinguishingly and the George R. R. Martin and the Black and Gold Marching Elite. Have a great week. Good night.
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