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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    CAMophobia at Medscape

     Here’s the link to a brief review written by Dr. Jonathan Silver from New York University School of Medicine.

    You need read no further than the first paragraph to see the bias.

    “In a GEM of a study, another alternative treatment bites the dust.”

    The acronym GEM stands for “Ginkgo Evaluation of Memory.” So the author (or Medscape) has made a cheap joke.

    The bottom line?

    CAM is not ducks in row waiting to be shot down. In fact, many have proven to be effective and been integrated into main stream medicine. Read this blog to relieve ourself of this bias.

    We should expect more from Medscape. But maybe that’s asking too much.

    A balanced summary of this study can be found here.

    1/27/09 20:41 JR

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