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 the 'Mesotherapy' Category

    FDA warns against selected mesotherapy to eliminate fat

    Thursday, April 8th, 2010

    The US Food and Drug Administration issued warning letters to 6 US-based medical spas and a company in Brazil for making false or misleading statements on their Web sites about drugs they claim “eliminate fat” in a procedure called “lipodissolve.”

    Lipodissolve is also known as mesotherapy, lipozap, lipotherapy, and injection lipolysis. (more…)

    Bad effects from mesotherapy

    Monday, May 18th, 2009

    Dermatologists from Morristown, New Jersey report a case of a woman who developed “scalp abscess with subcutaneous fat necrosis and scarring alopecia as a complication of scalp mesotherapy.” (more…)


    Sunday, November 11th, 2007

    In mesotherapy, medications are injected into the skin and underlying tissue. The objective is to improve musculoskeletal, neurologic, and cosmetic conditions.

    Not many clinical studies, but there was a safety alert in 2005.