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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    A reliable source of information on cosmeceuticals

    Cosmeceuticals represent a marriage between cosmetics and pharmaceuticals. Like cosmetics, cosmeceuticals are topically applied, but they contain ingredients that influence the biological function of the skin. Cosmeceuticals improve appearance, but they do so by delivering nutrients necessary for healthy skin.

    Interested in learning more?
    Look for articles and books written by Dr. Zoe Draelos from the Department of Dermatology at Wake Forest University School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

    I just heard her speak at the American Academy of Dermatology Meeting.

    She will be my first source of information about the science (and logic) of cosmeceuticals — the fastest-growing segment of the natural personal care industry.

    2/6/07 10:18 JR

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