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

    This blog ran from 2006 to 2016 and was 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: Conting Qianweisu Slimming Herbs Capsule

    Just got back from vacation? Did you enjoy your trip to Hong Kong? What’s that you say, you found a great diet pill there that you put in your suitcase and took home?

    It’s called what? “Conting Qianweisu Slimming Herbs Capsule”?

    Hmm, catchy name. Caution!

    The Hong Kong Department of Health has advised not to use this product because it is adulterated with the prescription diet drug called sibutramine (Meridia). A picture of the product is shown at this site.

    The side effects associated with the use of Meridia are discussed here.

    7/16/06 09:33 JR

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