TV’s Dr. Mehmet Oz is firing back at a group of 10 doctors who are trying to get him dumped from his faculty post at Columbia University. As we reported last week, the doctors have accused Oz of promoting “quack treatments” in the form of weight loss supplements that they say have not been scientifically proved to work.
The AP reports that Oz has slated a special installment of “The Dr. Oz Show” for today, when he will specifically challenge the accusations of his critics.
Oz is quoted saying, “We will not be silenced.”
The AP report adds: “Oz taped a message previewing his show where he said he knows he has alienated people in ‘our quest to make America healthy.’ But he said freedom of speech is a fundamental right of Americans, and the other doctors are trying to silence him.”