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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    High-strength hydrogen peroxide. Be careful

    It’s possible to purchase 35% hydrogen peroxide over the Internet and use it to treat AIDS, cancer, emphysema, and other serious and life-threatening diseases. But is it a good idea?

    This high-strength hydrogen peroxide is more than 10 times stronger than the solution in the brown bottle at the local pharmacy. At the 35% concentration, it is highly corrosive. If swallowed, it can cause gastrointestinal irritation or ulceration. If injected into a vein it can cause inflammation of the blood vessel at the injection site, as well as bubbles in blood vessels, and potentially life-threatening allergic reactions.

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has never approved the use of 35% hydrogen peroxide to be taken internally and considers it dangerous. At least one death and several injuries requiring hospitalization have been reported.

    8/3/06 20:23 JR

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