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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    Growing use of homeopathic and herbal medicine in primary care?in Scotland

    Among Scottish general practices, 60% (that’s six oh!!) now prescribe homoeopathic or herbal remedies.

    And the practice is increasing.

    The trend is most prevalent in the treatment of children under 16 years of age where it has doubled since 2000. The greatest increase has occurred in those less than one year of age.

    The use of homeopathic and herbal medicine is not evenly distributed among physicians; 5% of the practices prescribed 50% of the remedies and accounted for 46% of the patients receiving them.

    “The research [based on almost 2 million patients in 323 practices]? adds an important dimension to the ongoing debate about homeopathic remedies, as it shows what is actually happening at grass roots in Scottish general practice,” concluded Dr Jeffrey Aronsonm from Oxford University.

    Go here to read the abstract of the study and get access to the full report. A summary and discussion are presented at

    11/30/06 09:29 JR

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