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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    ConsumerLab tests iron supplements

    You’ll have to join to get more details, but here are the top line findings.

    Two supplements failed to pass ConsumerLab’s recent tests of iron supplements.

    • One “high potency” supplement contained just 37% of its claimed iron.
    • A second supplement was contaminated with lead.
    • However, 17 other iron supplements met quality standards.

    The bottom line?
    I think they’re giving less free information in their news releases.

    Actually, the quality control reported by ConsumerLab with iron supplements is better than they’ve reported with other supplements tested.

    As I’ve said before, I’m not associated with ConsumerLab. But they provide an important service that more people should know about.

    5/6/08 23:01 JR

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