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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    Consumer alert: Chinese herbal medicine Joy of Love is recalled

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has announced a nationwide recall of H S Joy of Love dietary supplement because it could interact with prescription drugs.

    For the record, the manufacturer is Jen-On Herbal Science Inc. The FDA found that the product contains a drug similar to vardenafil (Levitra) — a drug used as treatment for erectile dysfunction.

    H S Joy of Love poses a threat to consumers because of potential interactions with nitrates found in some prescription drugs (such as nitroglycerin) and may lower blood pressure to dangerous levels. Consumers with diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or heart disease often take nitrates.

    Erectile dysfunction (impotence) is a common problem in men with these conditions. If it’s your problem, see your doctor for informed guidance. Then call this number for a refund, (626) 333-9998.

    4/22/07 21:54 JR

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