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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    Unintended consequences of government-run healthcare

    Rationing is being introduced in Scotland to control rising demand for free personal care for older people.

    Scotland is the only part of the UK that provides people older than 65 with free personal care, which includes help with washing, dressing, and feeding.

    Now, Audit Scotland reports that central funding for the policy fails to meet the costs of care. The report warns that costs will rise further as the proportion of elderly people in the population rises.

    The bottom line?
    I realize it’s only complementary care, but consider it a portend of thing to come. As costs and demand for services rise there’s only two things you can do to maintain centralized health care programs: raise taxes or curtail services.

    2/1/08 11:32 JR

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