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: Lexscl Fat Rapid Loss capsules

    Health Canada is advising consumers not to use this product due to concerns about possible side effects.

    The Hong Kong Department of Health found Lexscl Fat Rapid Loss capsules to be adulterated with sibutramine (Meridia) and thyroid hormones.

    Sibutramine is a prescription drug used for the treatment of obesity, while thyroxine (T4) and liothyronine (T3) are prescription thyroid hormones.

    These drugs are not intended for self-care, and should only be taken under the guidance of a health care professional.

    The risks include increased heart rate and blood pressure, hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid gland), and chest pain. There is also the risk of drug interactions.

    4/16/07 21:54 JR

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