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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    Archive for August, 2013

    Use of tanning beds by Caucasian women

    Sunday, August 25th, 2013

    tanning-bedThe tanning industry is a thriving, largely unregulated $2 billion industry.

    Researchers on The New England Journal of Medicine Journal Watch Dermatology Board reviewed the evidence. (more…)

    Profiling and assumed herb-induced liver toxicity

    Wednesday, August 7th, 2013

    little-guy2Alternative explanations are common in about 47% of suspected drug-induced liver injury.

    Researchers in Germany raised the question of whether a similar frequency might prevail in cases of assumed herb-induced liver injury. (more…)

    Is the risk of a cranberry juice and warfarin interaction significant?

    Monday, August 5th, 2013

    CranberryHoWA researcher from Bangalore, India, reviewed the evidence and sees a difference between what’s seen in the lab and what’s reported in practice.

    Here’s what we know. (more…)