Dr. Oz Fires Back After Calls for Him to Lose Columbia University Position

Famed doctor and television personality fights back against a group accusing him of promoting "quack treatments."
2:34 | 04/20/15

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Dr. Oz, fighting back against a group of doctors who want him fired from his job at Columbia university's medical school for promoting what they call quack treatments. New questions about the accusers and their agenda as well. David Wright here with that story. Good morning, David. Reporter: These critics accuse him a little more than being a snake oil salesman. This morning, Dr. Oz is fighting back. One of TV's most famous TV doctors. And this morning, Dr. Oz is fighting back against a group of fellow physicians now calling for his job. As seen on the ABC show "New York med." He's a cardio thoracic surgeon and he's also a professor of surgery at Columbia university. Ten doctors around the country are now urging Columbia to fire him, because of claims like these. This miracle pill can burn fat fast. Reporter: Writing the deans promoting quack treatments and kurs in the interest of personal financial gain and they claim Dr. Oz has a lack of integrity. A criticism that Dr. Oz has responded to before on capitol hill. My job on the show is to be a cheerleader for the audience. Reporter: He's long be a supporter of alternative medicines. One solution is to give you labels on food and tell you that this has genetically-modified food in it. Reporter: Against labeling gmo foods in California and elsewhere, according to the liberal watchdog group sourcewatch. Some people who signed the letter have their own bias against the disclosure of gmos. Dr. Oz has been outspoken about his concerns. Reporter: And one is a convicted fellon who served months in prison for fraud. Dr. Oz released this statement, we provide multiple points of view, including mine, which is offered without conflict of interest, that doesn't sit well with certain agendas which distort the facts. We reached out to the ten doctors and Dr. Oz all declining to go on camera. Dr. Oz plans to address the issue on Friday's episode of his show. Turning now to a dramatic rescue all thanks to a

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