Dr. Oz has a reputation for calling almost anything a “healing miracle weight loss”. Finally, that reputation may have caught the controversial medical television.
As TMZ revealed this week , Dr. Oz is being sued by a “cure magic weight loss” advertised on The Dr. Oz Show.
Garcinia cambogia class action
That demand class action associated with supplements weight loss containing Garcinia cambogia the fashion fruit extract supposedly linked to appetite suppression and weight loss benefits. Despite the lack of scientific evidence supporting the dietary ingredient, Garcinia cambogia has been one of the ingredients of the diet pill hottest in recent years.
The popularity of Garcinia cambogia diet pills can be linked directly back to Dr. Oz, Garcinia calling a “miracle” cure weight loss program in 2012.
that statement led to a Federal Trade Commission lawsuit against Dr. Oz in 2014. As part of that demand, he was forced to testify before a Senate committee.
So in short, this is not the first time Dr. Oz get into trouble for marketing diet pills with dubious evidence. With that in mind, here are 5 quick facts you need to know about Dr. Oz Garcinia cambogia lawsuit class action .
The recent application relates to the “five major Fat Busters” Episode
In a recent episode of The Dr. Oz Show, Dr. Oz covers a variety of different ingredients to burn fat allegedly they have various benefits related to weight loss.
That episode was titled “five major types of fat for five types of body in just 5 days.”
As part of this episode, Dr. Oz specifically Garcinia cambogia promotes a charge made by a company called Labrada.
Dr. Oz calls the ingredient a revolutionary fat buster “could be the magic ingredient that lets you lose weight without diet or exercise.”
The lawsuit was filed by Dr. Oz a viewer that were damaged by Recommendation
A consumer filed the lawsuit class action against Dr. Oz on behalf of all purchasers of supplement.
That lawsuit alleges that diet pills recommended by Dr. Oz not based on any evidence, but are presented as such.
The lawsuit also describes how the “Oz effect” caused sales to skyrocket supplement.
previously admitted before a Senate committee in 2014 ounce that its recommendations are not based on science
Dr. Oz got into trouble in 2014, when he had to declare on the same supplement Garcinia cambogia before a Senate panel.
During the interrogation of the Senate panel, relied on evidence of a scientific study that supports the demands of weight loss Garcinia cambogia.
The recent demand, however, said that the study has already been discredited. Therefore, the only evidence that Dr. Oz used to support Garcinia cambogia its recommendations has disappeared, leaving Dr. Oz without a crutch to lean on. Because of this, Garcinia cambogia its recommendation is made without any hint of reasonable evidence to support it.
The lawsuit claims that “all credible scientific evidence” Garcinia cambogia shows not work
The last class action lawsuit against Dr. Oz says that there is no credible scientific evidence linking Garcinia cambogia to any outcome of sensible weight loss.
According to the lawsuit, “all credible scientific evidence” shows that Garcinia cambogia, simply does not work.
Demand Targets Dr. Oz and others
The lawsuit targets more than Dr. Oz :. The plaintiffs are going after Dr. Oz, Labrada, Harpo Production, and others to get their money back, plus damages
Update: Dr. Oz answers
According to TMZ, a representative for Dr. Oz’s show responded to his request and argued that the latest class action lawsuit attacking the right of Dr. Oz to freedom of expression:
“As we have always explained our viewers, Dr. Oz Show not sell these products or have any financial ties to these companies. ”
Of course, Dr. Oz recently joined a network marketing company that sells nutritional supplements similar to Garcinia cambogia supplements addressed in this lawsuit. That company is called USANA, which is described by some as a “pyramid scheme”.
Stay tuned as this class action moves forward and learn whether there will be any consequences for Dr. Oz or Dr. Oz Show.