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: Drugs that “boost” libido

    The FDA has told Nature & Health Co. to take its supplements, which are sold to treat impotence (erectile dysfunction), off the market.

    Tainted drugs

    • LibieXtreme
    • Y-4ever
    • Libimax X Liquid
    • Powermania Liquid and Capsule
    • Herbal Disiac

    Lab analysis of these products found they contain tadalafil (an active ingredient of an FDA-approved drug called Cialis for erectile dysfunction), aminotadalafil, or sildenafil (Viagra).

    These products never received permission to contain these chemicals. There’s a risk that they might interact with nitrates found in some prescription drugs such as nitroglycerin and lower blood pressure to dangerous levels.

    If you have used them, stop, and contact your physician if you’ve experienced any side effects.

    7/16/09 11:07 JR

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