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 'Glaucoma' Category

    Up in smoke: Medical marijuana debunked

    Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015


    Proponents of the use of medical marijuana like to start speeches and articles by quickly stating that cannabinoids are of proven value in treating many diseases.

    Poppycock. This site has stated repeatedly: not true, not true, not true.

    Now the evidence is in, and we were right. JAMA confirms that the evidence supporting the effectiveness of cannabinoids is tenuous at best. And risk of side effects with cannabinoids to treat anything is high.


    Congenital glaucoma with sirsasana yoga posture

    Monday, February 8th, 2010

    The sirsasana (stand-on-hand posture) was a problem for a patient with congenital glaucoma who had practiced this yoga posture for several years. (more…)

    The effect of ginkgo biloba on ocular blood flow

    Monday, March 2nd, 2009

    A recent study casts doubt on the ability of ginkgo biloba to affect blood flow in the eye. This might be important for people with cataracts and glaucoma, but the findings are at odds with the prevailing point of view.

    Here’s some perspective. (more…)

    Michigan voters say OK to medical marijuana

    Thursday, November 6th, 2008

    Another result from Tuesday’s US election — 63% of voters in Michigan approved of letting people who are ill grow their own pot. (more…)

    Acupuncture for children

    Monday, January 14th, 2008

    Researchers from Los Angeles reviewed the literature and found acupuncture holds promise but,… surprise … more research is needed.

    Here’s what we know today. (more…)

    Effect of sublingual cannabinoids on glaucoma

    Friday, September 22nd, 2006

    Six people with early primary open angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension were treated with a single dose of delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol 5 mg (Delta-9-THC), cannabidiol (CBD) 20 mg and 40 mg, and placebo placed under the tongue on separate occasions.

    Here are the results.