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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    Safety alert: Shangai products

    Consumers are being warned by the FDA not to use erectile dysfunction treatments being sold by Shangai Distributor, Inc. These so-called “natural” products actually contain undeclared drugs (sildenafil or a substance similar to sildenafil).

    Sildenafil (Viagra) may interact with nitrates found in prescription drugs such as nitroglycerin leading to dangerously lower blood pressure levels. Consumers with diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or heart disease often take nitrates. And erectile dysfunction is a common problem in men with these medical conditions.

    Here are the contaminated products

    • Super Shangai
    • Strong Testis
    • Shangai Ultra
    • Shangai Ultra X
    • Lady Shangai
    • Shangai Regular (aka Shangai Chaojimengnan)

    The bottom line?
    Add Shangai Distributor, Inc. of Coamo, Puerto Rico to the list of losers from 2006.

    12/31/07 13:16 JR

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