The C.A.M. Report
Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Fair, Balanced, and to the Point
  • About this web log

    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.

  • About the author

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

  • Common sense considerations

    The material on this weblog is for informational purposes. It is not medical advice or counsel. Be smart, consult your health professional before using CAM.

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    Consumer Alert: “Koff & Kold” and “Kold Sore”

    The FDA tells us that Wholistic Herbs Inc. is recalling all of its “Koff & Kold” spray with herbal extract and “Kold Sore” spray with liquid sea mineral.

    Here’s what we know.

    • “Koff & Kold” spray with herbal extract is sprayed into the nose and throat to treat colds, flu, cough, stuffy nose, and sinus infection.
    • “Kold Sore” spray with liquid sea mineral is sprayed into the eyes to treat dry eye and pink eye.
      • It’s also intended to be sprayed into the nose for sinus allergy by pollen, and onto the lips and genitals for the treatment of fever blisters, shingles and herpes simplex.


    • These products are not tested properly to assure their safety.
    • “Kold Sore” for the eye is not sterile and has the potential to cause eye infections, which may be sight threatening.
    • When sprayed in the nose both products could lead to a respiratory infection.

    The bottom line?

    Consumers who purchased “Koff & Kold” and “Kold Sore” are urged to discontinue their use. Return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.

    2/13/12 20:55 JR

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