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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    No special label for genetically altered meats

     The FDA has released draft guidance stating it will not require a label on food made from genetically engineered animals.

    The agency hasn’t approved a genetically engineered animal for human consumption yet, but is reviewing 40 and 50 applications.

    The FDA plans to regulate genetically engineered animals, created for human use or consumption, the same way as veterinary drugs. In other words, they will go through a safety review process.

    Consumer groups think that the review process might not be stringent enough and expressed concern about environmental consequences.

    Proponents say genetically engineered animals have uses that could dramatically improve human health. For example, “biopharm” animals are created to generate ingredients for medicines, or those raised for organ transplantation into humans. Others are more nutritious or grow faster, improving the diet and enhancing farmers’ profits.

    The public can comment until November 18th.

    9/23/08 19:53 JR

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