The C.A.M. Report
Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Fair, Balanced, and to the Point
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    This blog is intended as an objective and dispassionate source of information on the latest CAM research. Since my background is in pharmacy and allopathic medicine, I view all CAM as advancing through the development pipeline to eventually become integrated into mainstream medical practice. Some will succeed while others fail. But all are treated fairly here.

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    John Russo, Jr., PharmD, is president of The MedCom Resource, Inc. Previously, he was senior vice president of medical communications at www.Vicus.com, a complementary and alternative medicine website.

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    FDA wants to establish offices inside China and India

    Asia Food Journal reports that the US Food and Drug Administration has received approval from the US State Department to establish 8 full-time FDA positions at US diplomatic posts in the People’s Republic of China.

    All this is depends on authorization from the Chinese government.

    The FDA plans to hire and place staff in China over the next 18 months. It will also hire 5 local Chinese nationals to work with the new FDA staff at the US Embassy in Beijing and the US Consulates General in Shanghai and Guangzhou.

    Right now, the FDA has “offices at the borders attempting to catch unsafe products,” said US Health Secretary Michael Leavitt. He added, “For the next step, we intend to open similar offices in India.”

    The bottom line?
    Background on the out of control Chinese pharmaceutical/supplement, and pet food industry is summarized here.

    5/28/08 20:44 JR

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