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 'Genital Warts' Category

    Polyphenon E Ointment treats external genital warts

    Tuesday, August 19th, 2008

    The active substance in Polyphenon E Ointment is a green tea extract containing catechin — an antioxidant. A company called MediGene developed this drug to treat various skin tumors.

    This study looks at the effect of Polyphenon E on the common sexually transmitted disease caused by Condylomata acuminata — venereal warts. (more…)

    A CAM success story for 2007

    Monday, December 31st, 2007

    That would have to be Polyphenon E. (more…)

    Critiquing the rationale for using lime juice douche vaginally

    Monday, October 1st, 2007

    Lime has been used as a contraceptive and vaginal hygiene douche, particularly in Africa.

    This study reports the safety of diluted lime juice. But let’s start with some background. (more…)