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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    Are you ready to eat cloned meat?

    The Washington Post reports that the Food and Drug Administration is expected to rule soon that milk from cloned animals and meat from their offspring are safe to eat.

    Scientific evidence suggests there is little cause for alarm based on food-safety reasons. Studies show that meat and milk from clones can’t be distinguished from that of normal animals.

    As expected the ususal consumer groups counter that many Americans are likely to be revolted by the idea.

    The consumer groups might be right, but it would be appreciated if at least once they would back up their concerns with some facts. One interesting proposal is to regulate cloned animals as “new animal drugs.” This would require testing similar to the process of new drug development.

    Hmm. These groups would trust the FDA with food testing, while being critical of it when it comes to drug oversight.

    10/17/06 09:11 JR

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