CAM EducationElectronic Media

A critical look at CAM on the Internet

Several years ago I was asked to lecture on evaluating the reliability and usefulness of medical information on the Web. During this meeting of the American Medical Writers Association (AMWA) in New York City, I listed three guidelines plus an additional one for CAM.

  • Recognize bias
  • Discount jargon
  • Don’t be influenced by hearsay
  • Consider CAM on its own terms

The article based on this lecture is listed here.

7/23/96 11:03 JR

Hi, I’m JR

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.