Calgary Children's Hospital Message to Callers about E.M. Power+ study

When the organization failed to maintain the links to the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry articles by Bonnie Kaplan and Charles Popper they had to do something to keep the ball rolling. Barb Kovac had the gall to post a direct phone number so that the public could obtain reprints of the article written by Bonnie Kaplan of the Behavioural Research Unit at the Alberta Children's Hospital in Calgary.

Message: 399
   Date: Tue, 18 Dec 2001 11:13:55 -0700
   From: "Brent & Barb Kovac" 
Subject: Journal of Clinical Psychiatry University Research Articles

Because the University Research articles published in the Journal of 
Clinical Psychiatry are copyrighted, as of two days ago, one can no 
longer just go to the website to read them or obtain a copy.  If one
wants a 
free copy, they must call the University of Calgary. The number is 
403-229-7365 and follow the prompts (push #1, then #2 and be prepared
to leave your name and address). 

Barb and Brent Kovac
1-888-440-0100 * (new) 

This is an accurate transcript from the answering machine in that office that was made on the afternoon of December 19, 2001.

You have reached the Behvoural Research Unit at the Alberta Childrens Hospital. We are receiving so many questions about the research on the nurtritional supplement EM Power + that neither Dr. Kaplan nor her staff can take calls from the general public any longer.

If you are from the general public and want further information on the nutritional supplement for yourself or a loved one please press #1.

Please press #2 if this is a regular call for the office or if you are from the media, or if you are a physician with questions about either clinical or research involvement.

#1. The academic research is entirely separate from the work of the company called the Synergy Group of Canada or Truehope and the research does not consitute an endorsement or promotion of their product.

If you want information about obtaining the product or about the company please press 1.

#1. To call the people who discovered and developed the supplement or if you want information about how to order the supplement being studied you need to call the company not the researchers. They can be reached at 1-888-TRUEHOPE or 1-888-788-3467. Their website is

To return to the previous choices press *.

Had you chosen #2 that was for information on the research. The voice mentions the JCP article and commentary and asks people to leave their name and address for reprints. It stresses they are not offering clinical advise. It also refers people to the BRU on the Univerity of Calgary's website so that you can follow the results of this work.

If you had chosen 2 earlier, then you get the announcment for leaving messages for the dept.