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: “Koff & Kold” and “Kold Sore”

    The FDA tells us that Wholistic Herbs Inc. is recalling all of its “Koff & Kold” spray with herbal extract and “Kold Sore” spray with liquid sea mineral.

    Here’s what we know.

    • “Koff & Kold” spray with herbal extract is sprayed into the nose and throat to treat colds, flu, cough, stuffy nose, and sinus infection.
    • “Kold Sore” spray with liquid sea mineral is sprayed into the eyes to treat dry eye and pink eye.
      • It’s also intended to be sprayed into the nose for sinus allergy by pollen, and onto the lips and genitals for the treatment of fever blisters, shingles and herpes simplex.


    • These products are not tested properly to assure their safety.
    • “Kold Sore” for the eye is not sterile and has the potential to cause eye infections, which may be sight threatening.
    • When sprayed in the nose both products could lead to a respiratory infection.

    The bottom line?

    Consumers who purchased “Koff & Kold” and “Kold Sore” are urged to discontinue their use. Return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.

    2/13/12 20:55 JR

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