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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    Traditional Chinese medicinal herbs to treat chronic fatigue

    cochrane-symbolThis Cochrane review reports that flawed study design limits the usefulness of the data reported.

    First, the details.

    • Although studies examining the use of traditional Chinese medicinal herbs for chronic fatigue were found, no studies met the inclusion criteria of the reviewers.

    And, the results.

    • The authors concluded, “Improvement in methodology in future studies is required for meaningful synthesis of data.”

    The bottom line?

    In other words, don’t bother doing a “scientific” study if you’re not going to put effort into designing and carrying it out rigorously.

    10/27/09 22:16 JR

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