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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    Update: China’s response to the food export scandal

    Chinese exports have been under scrutiny since the discovery of melamine in shipments of feed and pet food sent to the US.

    Ongoing inspections in China have revealed an alarming list of substances, include paraffin wax, dyes, and formaldehyde in biscuits, flour, and seafood, according to the Chinese newspaper, People’s Daily. reports, “some processors were also found to be using recycled or expired food in their operations.”

    To date, about 180 plants have been shut down, with 37 having their licenses removed. Eleven cases are being dealt through judicial proceedings.

    It’s a start. But there’s a lot more to be done. More than 170,000 production licenses were issued by the Chinese food and drug agency over the past decade.

    7/3/07 22:25 JR

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