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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    Resveratrol flawed science, and more

    The University of Connecticut reports that Dr. Dipak Das falsified the results of some studies of resveratrol.

    But the CAM connection goes deeper.

    U. Conn’s internal review found 145 instances over 7 years in which the dastardly Dr. Dipak Das’ data were fabricated, falsified, and fudged.

    The bottom line?

    The AP reports that Das’ other “specialty” areas include…

    • medicines derived from plants
    • the molecular structure of plants and herbs and their effect on heart disease
    • a nutrient found in Vitamin E that has shown promise fighting free radicals.

    He also gained attention in 2009 after publishing a study that concluded crushed garlic provided protection for heart health than processed garlic.

    So, everything this guy has done in his professional life is suspect. And much of it affects CAM.

    Pin Head.

    1/12/12 21:43 JR

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