(NEWSER) – Celebrity TV doctor Mehmet Oz stuck up for his right to use "flowery" language to praise weight loss products after a Senate panel slammed him for encouraging scammers by endorsing "miracle cures." Sen. Claire McAskill asked him why he "cheapened" his show by saying things he knew weren't true, NBC reports. "When you feature a product on your show it creates what has become known as the 'Dr. Oz Effect'—dramatically boosting sales and driving scam artists to pop up overnight using false and deceptive ads to sell questionable products," she told him.
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