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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    More problems with tainted Chinese imports

    For years, US inspection records show, China has flooded the United States with foods unfit for human consumption.

    Here’s the latest from The Washington Post.

    There were “107 food imports from China that the Food and Drug Administration detained at US ports just last month, agency documents reveal, along with more than 1,000 shipments of tainted Chinese dietary supplements, toxic Chinese cosmetics, and counterfeit Chinese medicines.”

    According to Carol Tucker Foreman, a former assistant secretary of agriculture now at the Consumer Federation of America, “They have a serious piracy problem. But we put up with it because we want to sell to them.”

    The bottom line?
    Beware of foods and drugs imported from China. Ultimately, you will bear the consequences of your healthcare choices.

    5/20/07 17:00 JR

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