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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    China poised to dominate nutraceuticals market

    The food and supplements ingredients market will grow by 5.8% annually to $15.5 billion in 2010, according to new research from Ohio-based analyst The Freedonia Group.

    “However, because of outsourcing trends, the US will relinquish its longstanding top position in the global production of nutraceutical ingredients to China within the next few years.”

    Two thoughts on this.

    • Considering the growth and size of this market, isn’t it time to insist on large scale clinical trials to prove their worth?
    • Considering the lack of quality control in the chinese herbals industry, does this mean we can look forward to poorer quality controls and greater contaminants?

    Illustration: Natural Healing Clinic

    8/22/06 17:51 JR

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