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: Turmeric supplements

     The UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) has recalled 2 brands of anti-inflammatory turmeric food supplements contaminated with nimesulide.

    The products are called Fortodol and Miradin.

    Nimesulide is a COX-2 selective, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that is used to reduce pain and fever. The use of nimesulide is prohibited in Ireland and several other European countries, because of serious liver toxicity that is suspected of causing several hundred deaths.

    “The affected product was exported by Hela Pharma in Sweden, imported into the UK mainland by Lepicol Ltd and in Northern Ireland by Natural Health Products,” FSA said

    A Californian company called Donsbach, which typically exports the products to Sweden before they are shipped throughout Europe, makes the products in question.

    4/24/09 10:49 JR

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