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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    Wash your hands

    Done properly, it’s “one of the best ways to avoid getting sick,” according to

    The review is comprehensive, but let’s focus on alcohol-based hand sanitizers.

    • An excellent alternative for hand washing, particularly when soap and water aren’t available.
    • More effective than soap and water in killing bacteria and viruses that cause disease.
    • Commercially prepared hand sanitizers have ingredients that help prevent skin dryness.

    The bottom line?
    Use only the alcohol-based products containing at least 60% alcohol.

    8/19/08 21:40 JR

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