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: True Man and Energy Max

    It’s business as usual. Market a product to enhance virility, illegally add Viagra, and sell it without a prescription as a “natural” product.

    It’s a cruel joke.

    The FDA says?

    • True Man or Energy Max products are promoted and sold as dietary supplements in the United States.
    • They are promoted for sexual enhancement and as treatment for erectile dysfunction (ED; impotence).

    Both products contain either sildenafil (Viagra) or vardenafil (Levitra) — prescription drugs. These drugs are not approved to be used in True Man and Energy Max. The risk is that these ingredients can interact with nitrates such as prescription nitroglycerin and cause a dangerous lowering in blood pressure.

    Consumers should discontinue using these products and consult their healthcare professional about ED treatments that are safe for them.

    The bottom line?
    Somebody has to monitor this industry. If not the FDA, then who?

    5/10/07 20:45 JR

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