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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    Consumer Alert: More tainted weight loss products

     Some of the weight loss products listed below claim to be “natural” or to contain only “herbal” ingredients.

    The FDA found they actually contain potentially harmful ingredients not listed on the product labels or in promotional advertisements.

    Some of these products include sibutramine (Meridia; a prescription weight loss product), rimonabant (Acomplia; used for weight loss but not approved for sale in the US), phenytoin (Dilantin; an anti-seizure medicine), and phenolphthalein (a solution used in chemical experiments and a suspected cancer causing agent).

    Some of the amounts of active pharmaceutical ingredients exceed the FDA-recommended levels, putting consumers’ health at risk.

    • 2 Day Diet
    • 3 Day Diet
    • 3x Slimming Power
    • 5x Imelda Perfect Slimming
    • 7 Day Herbal Slim
    • 7 Diet Day/Night Formula
    • 8 Factor Diet
    • 999 Fitness Essence
    • Extrim Plus
    • Fatloss Slimming
    • GMP
    • Imelda Perfect Slim
    • Japan Lingzhi  24 Hours Diet
    • Lida DaiDaihua
    • Miaozi Slim Capsules
    • Perfect Slim
    • Perfect Slim 5x
    • Phyto Shape
    • ProSlim Plus
    • Royal Slimming Formula
    • Slim 3 in 1
    • Slim Express 360
    • Slimtech
    • Somotrim
    • Superslim
    • TripleSlim
    • Venom Hyperdrive 3.0
    • Zhen de Shou

    The bottom line?
    These products are not approved by the FDA, are illegal and may be potentially harmful to unsuspecting consumers.

    12/23/08 10:00 JR

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