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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    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

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