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: Steam dietary supplement

    The FDA has told Nutracoastal Trading LLC to recall its dietary supplement product called Steam.

    Lab analysis revealed that the product contains sulfoaildenafil, an analog of sildenafil (Viagra), which is used to treat erectile dysfunction (impotence).

    The bottom line?
    Sulfoaildenafil may interact with nitrate drugs such as nitroglycerin and lower blood pressure to dangerous levels. It may cause side effects, such as headaches and flushing.

    People who use Steam should stop taking it and contact their physician if they have experienced any problems that may be related to taking this product.

    Since 2006, this blog has posted 13 reports on other similarly contaminated “natural” products to treat impotence.

    7/29/09 20:08 JR

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