"The only problem," Oliver said, "is that magic pills don't technically exist. And Dr. Oz knows that." It wouldn't even be such a problem, he acknowledged, except that the advice and hyperbole is coming from a doctor. A trusted and likeable doctor. "Don't call your show Doctor Oz," Oliver suggested. "Call it Check This Sh*t Out With Some Guy Named Mehmet."
But the best part is once he is finished with Dr. Oz, he goes on to skewer the entire regulatory process - or lack of it - for dietary supplements. "Dr. Oz is just a symptom of the problem. The disease is that dietary supplements in the U.S. are shockingly unregulated. None of this is likely to change, because companies have access to the one genuinely truly effective wonder drug. It's called lobbying."