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: Hydroxycut

    Do you find that you’re not getting the weight loss results you want from diet and exercise alone?

    If you do and you tried Hydroxycut, be forewarned that this product has been associated with serious liver injury.

    The FDA has received 23 reports of serious health problems ranging from jaundice and elevated liver enzymes (an indicator of potential liver injury) to liver damage requiring liver transplant.

    One death due to liver failure has been reported.

    Other health problems include seizures; cardiovascular disorders; and rhabdomyolysis (muscle damage that can lead to kidney failure).

    The agency hasn’t determined the ingredient, dose, or other related factors responsible for these problems.

    5/1/09 14:57 JR

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