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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    Reviewing the role of glucosamine to treat osteoarthritis

    Researchers from the University of Liège in Belgium reviewed 25 years of research and concluded, “Compelling evidence exists that glucosamine sulfate may reduce the progression of knee osteoarthritis.”

    Here are the other key conclusions from the article published on Medscape.

    • The therapeutic effect of glucosamine might be due to anticatabolic rather than to anabolic activities.
    • The benefits with glucosamine sulfate support continued consideration in the osteoarthritis therapeutic armamentarium.
    • Results obtained with glucosamine sulfate should not be extrapolated to other glucosamine salts (ie, hydrochloride) or other formulations that might be found in OTC products or in food supplements).

    Read the label before you buy. It should list glucosamine sulfate.

    6/5/07 23:45 JR

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