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: Toothpaste made in China

    The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning consumers to avoid using tubes of toothpaste labeled as made in China.

    The warning comes after toothpaste containing diethylene glycol, or DEG, was detected in a shipment seized at the border and in products sold at two stores.

    DEG is used in antifreeze and as a solvent.

    If you have toothpaste products with that label, the FDA suggests throwing it out due to the risk that these products might contain “diethylene glycol,” also known as “diglycol” or “diglycol stearate.”

    FDA is not aware of any US reports of poisonings from toothpaste containing DEG.

    The bottom line?
    My tubes of Colgate and Crest don’t say where they were made. You might have to call the 800 number to find out.

    6/2/07 10:51 JR

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