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: Stiff Nights

    stiffThis product is labeled as an “all natural dietary supplement” for natural sexual enhancement. But it’s not all natural, according to the FDA.

    A representative from the company comments below to set the record straight (no pun intended).

    Following a consumer complaint, the FDA determined that Stiff Nights contains sulfoaildenafil. This is a chemical similar to sildenafil, the active ingredient in Viagra.

    Sulfoaildenafil may interact with prescription drugs known as nitrates, including nitroglycerin, and cause dangerously low blood pressure.

    The bottom line?
    Stiff Nights is distributed via Internet sites and at retail stores by Impulsaria LLC of Grand Rapids, Mich. It’s sold in bottles containing 6, 12, or 30 red capsules or in blister packs containing 1 or 2 capsules.

    Don’t be fooled, just because it claims to be an “all natural dietary supplement,” don’t assume it’s harmless and poses no health risk. In fact, Stiff Nights is illegally marketed and can cause serious complications.

    11/5/09 19:08 JR

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