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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    Gene transfer therapy for erectile dysfunction is being studied

    It’s in the early stages of development, but might replace drugs like Viagra (sildenafil) in coming years.

    At the recent American Urology Association meeting Dr. Arnold Melman, from the Department of Urology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York reported the results in 11 men who received a transfer gene called hMaxi-K.

    This was a “phase 1” safety study to see if there were obvious side effects and record any response to the doses used. At the higher doses, two volunteers reported a positive response and no adverse effects.

    Dr. Melman thinks gene therapy might also be effective for over-active bladder.

    To be continued.

    12/4/06 11:37 JR

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