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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    What should be the FDA’s role in regulating functional foods?

    A public hearing is scheduled for December 5th to debate what role, if any, the agency should play in defining and regulating functional foods. Details are provided here.
    Functional foods assume a middle ground between food and drugs by providing health benefits beyond basic nutrition. This is because they contain ingredients that enhance their activity.

    Actually, modern functional foods became available in the 1920’s, when iodine was added to salt to prevent goiter. A review of functional foods is presented here. And available functional foods are listed here.

    11/12/06 14:44 JR

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