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PA-Sen: Holy Sh*t! New Report Exposes Quack Physician's (R. NJ) Experiments Killed Over 300 Canine! – Every day Kos


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Mehmet Oz (R. NJ)

We all knew this guy was a quack:


Mehmet Ozlooked instantly into the digital camera and launched his daytime tv viewers to a “controversial” weight reduction method: taking a hormone that girls produce throughout being pregnant mixed with a food regimen of 500 energy a day.

“Does it actually work? Is it secure? Is it a miracle? Or is it hype?” he requested in a 2011 episode of “The Dr. OzShow” earlier than introducing his viewers to “human chorionic gonadotropin,” or HCG, and to a weight reduction physician who promoted it.

Actually, there was little unsure concerning the HCG Food regimen. Numerous studies performed years earlier than Ozs present had proven that the fertility drug doesn’t trigger weight reduction, redistribute fats or suppress starvation. Ten months later, the Meals and Drug Administration warned seven companies advertising and marketing HCG merchandise they have been violating the legislation by making such claims, and the company issued extra warnings to customers in subsequent years. However, Ozrevisited the subject in 2012, offering a platform for a similar weight reduction physician, who claimed that HCG labored.

Now as a Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania, a key battleground within the combat for management of the higher chamber of Congress, Oz, a cardiothoracic surgeon, is placing his medical background and his fashionable TV present on the middle of his marketing campaign pitch. At a current city corridor in a Philadelphia suburb, he stated his method to drugs and politics is comparable: “In case you train folks on tv or no matter discussion board you employ, they really start to make use of the knowledge and so they start to alter what they do of their lives. I wish to do the identical factor as your senator. Empower you.”

However through the present’s run from 2009 to 2021, Ozprovided a platform for probably harmful merchandise and fringe viewpoints, geared toward tens of millions of viewers, in response to medical specialists, public well being organizations and federal well being steering. The therapies that Ozpromoted included HCG, garcinia cambogia — an natural weight-loss product the FDA has stated could cause liver harm — and selenium — a hint mineral wanted for regular physique functioning — for most cancers prevention, amongst others.

“He spouts unproven therapies for issues and supposed methods to take care of and regain well being,” stated Henry I. Miller, considered one of 10 physicians who in 2015 tried to have Ozremoved from the school at Columbia College Irving Medical Middle. Miller described Oz, in his view, as somebody who has been an advocate of “quack cures.”

But holy shit!

In a scandal that can absolutely make Mitt Romney—who famously strapped his household canine atop the roof of his automobile for a street journey—seem like a PETA activist, a evaluate of 75 research revealed by Mehmet Oz between 1989 and 2010 reveals the Republican Senate candidate’s analysis killed over 300 canines and inflicted important struggling on them and the opposite animals utilized in experiments.

Oz, the New Jersey resident who’s at present working for U.S. Senate from Pennsylvania, was a “principal investigator” on the Columbia College Institute of Comparative Medication labs for years and assumed “full scientific, administrative, and financial duty for the conduct” of his research. Over the course of 75 research revealed in tutorial journals reviewed by Jezebel, Ozs workforce performed experiments on not less than 1,027 stay animal topics that included canines, pigs, calves, rabbits, and small rodents. Thirty-four of those experiments resulted within the deaths of not less than 329 canines, whereas two of his experiments killed 31 pigs, and 38 experiments killed 661 rabbits and rodents.

Within the early 2000s, testimony from a whistleblower and veterinarian named Catherine Dell’Orto about Ozs analysis detailed in depth struggling inflicted on his workforce’s canine check topics, together with a number of violations of the Animal Welfare Act, which units minimal requirements of look after canines, cats, primates, rabbits, and different animals within the possession of animal sellers and laboratories. The legislation particularly requires researchers and breeders to make use of pain-relieving medicine or euthanasia on the animals, and never use paralytics with out anesthesia, or experiment a number of occasions on the identical animal.

Dell’Orto testified {that a} canine experimented on by Ozs workforce skilled lethargy, vomiting, paralysis, and kidney failure, however wasn’t euthanized for a full two days. She alleged different actually horrifying examples of gratuitously merciless therapy of canines, together with not less than one canine who was saved alive for a month for continued experimentation regardless of her unstable, painful situation, regardless of how information from her continued experimentation was deemed unusable. In line with Dell’Orto, one Ozled research resulted in a litter of puppies being killed by intracardiac injection with syringes of expired medicine inserted of their hearts with none sedation. Upon being killed, the puppies have been allegedly left in a rubbish bag with dwelling puppies who have been their littermates. Dell’Orto’s allegations, made in 2003 and 2004, are detailed in letters from PETA to the university and USDA. In an interview with Billy Penn final month, she acknowledged PETA “is just not a dependable supply of knowledge,” however stated the group’s letters actually mirrored what she advised the group and supplied documentation for.

In Might 2004, Columbia College was ordered by the USDA to pay a $2,000 penalty for violations of the Animal Welfare Act. The effective paid by Columbia was the results of a settlement between the university and the USDA, based mostly on the findings of Columbia’s inside investigation of Ozs analysis. The USDA accepted these findings, however in response to Dell’Orto, the evaluate was defective, and “had investigators on the committee that have been additionally complicit in this kind of poorly designed, merciless animal experimentation.” Dell’Orto additionally famous that whereas Ozwasn’t the one who euthanized the canines and puppies himself, “When your title is on the experiment, and the way in which the experiment is designed inflicts such cruelty to those animals, by design, there’s an issue.”

And I really appreciate how Fetterman is making this argument:


Pennsylvania Democratic Senate candidate John Fetterman is out with a brand new advert mocking his GOP rival Mehmet Ozand evaluating the superstar surgeon to a quack physician character from “The Simpsons.”

“Earlier than there was Dr. Oz, there was Dr. Nick,” Fetterman wrote in a tweet Monday, referring to the recurring character from the long-running animated sitcom. “They are saying the Simpsons all the time predict the longer term – and as soon as once more, they nailed it.”

The marketing campaign advert consists of clips of the cartoon physician promoting miracle cures alongside clips from “The Dr. OzShow” wherein Ozpitches numerous therapies. The advert ends by parodying the Republican’s marketing campaign brand, changing “Dr. Oz” with “Dr. Nick.”

The retired cardiothoracic surgeon rose to tv prominence as a visitor well being professional on “The Oprah Winfrey Present” earlier than snagging his personal program. He ended “The Dr. OzShow” in January after 13 seasons with a view to launch his Senate bid.  

I’ll have extra to report on this race however this may be why Fox News can’t sell Oz but can try to destroy Fetterman:


Fox Information’ prime-time exhibits are fixated on Pennsylvania’s Senate race because the post-Labor Day dash to the midterm elections will get underway. The applications talked about Democratic nominee John Fetterman extra regularly throughout that interval than the Democratic nominees in six different aggressive Senate races mixed, and Republican nominee Mehmet Ozwas referenced greater than twice as many occasions as any of the opposite GOP candidates, in response to a Media Issues evaluate.

Fetterman seems to be the Democratic nominee Fox prime time hosts concern most. With their dramatic, ongoing fixation on Pennsylvania’s lieutenant governor, they’re making an attempt to bail out Republicans after Sean Hannity’s zealous promotion of Ozstuck the social gathering with an unpopular nominee (Fox assist was additionally essential for the Republican nominees in Arizona, Georgia, and Ohio). The hosts’ misleading assaults on Fetterman’s health and his record on crime have typically aligned squarely with Ozs marketing campaign message.

Media Issues reviewed Tucker Carlson Tonight, Hannity, and The Ingraham Angle* from September 6 via September 27 for mentions of the names of the Republican and Democratic nominees for Senate within the seven states FiveThirtyEight recognized as best: Nevada, Georgia, Wisconsin, North Carolina,** Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Arizona.

Fox personalities and friends uttered Fetterman’s title not less than 120 occasions on Tucker Carlson Tonight, Hannity, and The Ingraham Angle, Media Issues discovered. The Democratic nominees within the different six states mixed for less than 96 mentions on these applications; Sen. Mark Kelly (D-AZ) was referenced the subsequent most regularly, with 34.

Ozs 48 mentions led the sphere amongst GOP candidates, with Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) talked about the subsequent most with 19. Ozhimself appeared on the applications 5 occasions over the interval, greater than any of the opposite Republican Senate nominees Media Issues examined.

MSNBC’s Chris Hayes nails it:

CHRIS HAYES (HOST): Republicans are considerably reluctantly circling wagons round Mehmet Oz. It is also true that the Ozcampaign and its allies in right-wing media are getting extra determined.

Fox Information specifically is simply monomaniacally obsessed. They’ve ramped up the assaults on Fetterman to an nearly ludicrous diploma. From Labor Day to this Tuesday, Fox primetime hosts went after Fetterman 120 occasions, extra mentions than the opposite six marquee Senate races mixed, and they’re going after him for something they’ll, together with his current stroke, which is gross. Fetterman’s marketing campaign says Fetterman is effectively on his option to restoration, greater than match to control.

Well being and Democracy are on the poll this 12 months and we have to get able to hold Pennsylvania Blue. Click on beneath to donate and become involved with Fetterman, Shapiro and these Pennsylvania Democrats campaigns:


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