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: Sports performance supplements

     The FDA warns against using products advertised as alternatives to anabolic steroids for increasing muscle mass and strength.

    These products are promoted as dietary supplements to improve sports performance and aid in recovery from training and sporting events.

    In fact, they aren’t dietary supplements. More accurately stated, they’re unapproved new drugs that have not been reviewed by the FDA for safety and effectiveness.

    The bottom line?
    Adverse events experienced by people who use products that contain steroids or steroid alternatives include serious liver injury, stroke, kidney failure and pulmonary embolism (blockage of an artery in the lung).

    The FDA recommends that consumers stop using all body building products that claim to contain steroids or steroid-like substances.

    Able Pharmboy has much more to say on this topic here.

    7/28/09 20:16 JR

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