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: Rising Sun Health

    The FDA is taking action to prevent Rising Sun Health and The Center for Complimentary and Alternative Health of Livingston, Montana, from manufacturing and selling unapproved new drugs and adulterated or misbranded dietary supplements in violation of the law.

    Rising Sun manufactured and distributed a variety of unapproved new drugs under names such as Black Salve, Cancema, and Can-Support.

    These products included topical salves purported to treat skin cancer, as well as oils and capsules claimed to be therapies for breast cancer, asthma, anemia, and epilepsy.

    Black Salve, Cancema, and Can-Support are ineffective in treating the diseases they claim to treat.

    The bottom line?

    Be aware that the products already manufactured and distributed by Rising Sun have not been shown to be safe or effective.

    Consumers should consult a healthcare professional with any health concerns they have.

    10/14/10 19:17 JR

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