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: Encore Tabs

    If this product sounds familiar, it is. The company selling it, Bodee LLC, buys lots of radio time around here to trumpet this dietary supplement as a “natural” way to treat impotence.

    Now, the FDA as stepped in.

    Encore is being recalled because it contains a potentially harmful, undeclared ingredient called aminotadalafil, an analog of tadalafil found in the FDA-approved drug Cialis, which is used to treat erectile dysfunction.

    The undeclared chemical poses a threat to consumers because it may interact with nitrates found in some prescription drugs (such as nitroglycerin) and may lower blood pressure to dangerous levels.

    There have been 4 other recalls of products for this reason this year: Zencore (by the same company), Long Weekend, V-max and Rhino Max, and Liviro3.

    Erectile dysfunction is often a symptom of other ongoing diseases. Be smart, see your qualified healthcare provider if you experience impotence.

    11/26/07 18:30 JR

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