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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    Court rules, ephedrine is illegal

    No dosage of dietary supplements containing ephedrine alkaloids is safe, and the sale of these products in the United States is illegal and subject to FDA enforcement action.

    This ruling by the Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit in Denver overrules an earlier decision by the District Court in Utah.

    The court agreed with the FDA that dietary supplements containing ephedrine alkaloids (ephedra) pose an unreasonable risk of illness or injury to users, especially those suffering from heart disease and high blood pressure.

    A list of epherdrine-containing products is here.

    9/12/06 21:16 JR

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