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.

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    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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    Archive for August, 2013

    Use of tanning beds by Caucasian women

    Sunday, August 25th, 2013

    tanning-bedThe tanning industry is a thriving, largely unregulated $2 billion industry.

    Researchers on The New England Journal of Medicine Journal Watch Dermatology Board reviewed the evidence. (more…)

    Profiling and assumed herb-induced liver toxicity

    Wednesday, August 7th, 2013

    little-guy2Alternative explanations are common in about 47% of suspected drug-induced liver injury.

    Researchers in Germany raised the question of whether a similar frequency might prevail in cases of assumed herb-induced liver injury. (more…)

    Is the risk of a cranberry juice and warfarin interaction significant?

    Monday, August 5th, 2013

    CranberryHoWA researcher from Bangalore, India, reviewed the evidence and sees a difference between what’s seen in the lab and what’s reported in practice.

    Here’s what we know. (more…)