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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    ConsumerLab reports on zinc

    For as long as I’ve followed the website, I don’t remember them ever testing a supplement and reporting that the contents of all brands tested contained what was on the label.

    Now, they report that among 12 zinc lozenges and supplements tested, all contained the amounts listed on the label. But some of the lozenges did not provide a dosage known to be effective for treating colds.

    You must subscribe to to read the full report. Here are the products tested.

    • Cold-Eeze (Quigley)
    • Eckerd
    • Natural Factors
    • Now
    • Puritan’s Pride
    • Runny Rhino (Improvita)
    • Sunkist (WN Pharmaceuticals)
    • Thorne
    • Trace Minerals
    • Vitamin World
    • Zand

    10/4/06 20:29 JR

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