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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    Australia and New Zealand move toward combined drug/herbal regulation

    Negotiations to create the Australia New Zealand Therapeutic Products Authority (ANZTPA) have been ongoing for more than a decade.

    According to The New Zealand Herald, all medicines, medical and surgical devices and complementary/alternative medicines would be regulated by this agency.

    This includes prescription and over-the-counter medicines, contact lenses, pacemakers, endoscopes, blood products and most herbal and traditional medicines, sunscreens, homeopathic remedies, aromatherapy, vitamins, minerals, and other dietary supplements.

    Not included would be products prepared by traditional Maori healers for individual clients.

    More information on ANZTPA is available here.

    5/22/07 19:16 JR

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