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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    This must be a joke

    A company called Water Pharmacy Online will sell you a 16-ounce bottle of “energized” water to treat what ails ya.

    Here’s their pitch.

    “Water Pharmacy Alternative Medicine Products are created with specialized, custom scientific methods using of state-of-the-art technology and based on an understating of esoteric beliefs.”


    Does your belly ache?

    • Add a tablespoon of Energized Water in soup.
    • Just $16.99 for a 16 oz brown bottle.

    Are your shy?

    • Mix 2 drops of the Energized Water for the Power of Attraction with your favorite perfume or cologne and dab behind ears and at all major pulse-points.
    • Just $9.99 for a 16 oz blue bottle.


    • Pour 2 tablespoons of Energized Water in a glass or bowl and submerge the index and middle fingers of both hands for 30 seconds?
    • Just $16.99 for a 16 oz brown bottle.

    The bottom line?
    The website contains no information about what’s in energized water.

    Most conditions can be treated using water sold in brown bottles. For some reason shyness and libido are treated with water sold in blue bottles.

    No studies published. Even the testimonial link on the website is empty.

    Please understand I am giving the link only because I found the site to be so cynical that it’s funny.

    1/12/08 10:56 JR

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