Join the Class Action Lawsuit
Have you or anyone in your family taken nutritional supplements promoted by the Synergy Group of Canada, their sales associates, and others? You now have a chance to join a class action lawsuit.
The present concoction is called E.M. Power+. Over the last few years the Synergy Group of Canada, based in Alberta, Canada, have promoted a number of vitamin-mineral-herbal preparations through their Truehope.com website, and at meetings around the world. They have actively recruited individuals to follow a specific medical protocol, claiming that these have all been approved by either a university, or "researcher" at major universities in Canada and the United States. We believe that some of these were initially purchased from Melaleuca, in Utah, and then the final product, E.M. Power+ was designed by the Synergy Group of Canada and made by either Evince International or Cornerstone Nutritional Laboratories in Utah.
Complete details are provided through links below. If you think that you would like to participate in a class action lawsuit please read and complete
the following form and we will forward those complaints to the law
firms for them to determine if there is merit to your case.
Remember that E.M. Power+, the famous "pig pills", featured on DietFraud.com's web site has never been approved by the FDA, or Health Canada. Claims made for their effectiveness in treating serious mental health, and medical problems have not been evaluated by or approved by anyone. We believe that our government, our universities, and our own media have either been duped and manipulated, or have ignored complaints. For those of you who have been injured, or ignored, it's now your turn to get even.
If you can't e-mail your answers back to me, make as many copies as you want of this form,
and return it to:
938 King St. West
Fax your answers to (519) 725-4953
E-mail your answers to: EMPower
EMPower - Synergy Group of Canada Evidence
The Conceptual Hype
The consortium generally known as the Synergy Group of Canada and Synergy American Truehope Center were launched a few years ago by two Southern Alberta businessmen. They promoted a number of products, all of which were manufactured in the U.S. Originally these were imported from Melaleuca Inc. and at least 2 other companies. They claimed that these capsules could help treat serious mental health problems, such as schizophrenia and bi-polar depression, as well as fibromyalgia.
Based on ridiculous theories that had absolutely no scientific support, they linked up with a short list of basic science researchers, and hit paydirt with a psychologist who works for the pediatric department at the University of Calgary, up here in Canada. Then they convinced a psychiatrist in Salt Lake City, Utah to go along with the research.
Then they were ready to roll. Based on the flimsiest data, they made presentations at various press conferences around the world, and claimed to have proof that their product could work. They even published an article in an obscure medical journal.
Through some stroke of luck, and more than a little bit of chutzpah, the Synergy/Truehope folks convinced the press that all of this was true. The media swallowed this cockamamy story and they were off around the globe calling press conferences, and asking for research moneys from public and private corporations.
Through a network of associates, they held meetings at hospitals, and public facilities across North America. Truehope
representatives or principles asserted that their multi-vitamin-mineral &
herbal/amino acid product would help patients by acting as a
replacement for psychiatric medications. Some of these people had serious mental illnesses such as schizophrenia and bi-polar depression. It is conceptually based on an observation by one of the "inventors" that a multi-vitamin, mineral, herbal product might have a positive effect on tail-biting syndrome in pigs. This had never been verified by anyone else in the agri-feed business, or veterinary medicine.
Extending this "concept",
Synergy/Truehope asserted that thir miracle treatment might have a positive effect on humans, including children and adults. There is no valid reproducible scientific evidence for this. There is no proof that disorders Truehope purports to treat or cure are caused by
single or multiple vitamin, mineral, or herbal deficiencies;
no proof that customers & study subjects have
single or multiple vitamin, mineral, or herbal deficiencies. And we really question whether the open label study generated any proof of safety or efficacy. In my opinion, it was all made up on the spot. And almost no one questioned it.
The Hope for Recovery
Those of you who have been sold a bill of goods, who have spent hundreds, perhaps thousands of dollars on this crazy scheme now have a chance to provide input to our attorneys in a class action lawsuit.
Some people have been injured, or have been hospitalized because they have allegedly been told by lay associates that it would be o.k. to come off their psychiatric medications. Others have been misled into thinking they
were participating in clinical research, when in fact they were not.
Such deceptive uses of altruistic impulses may have a legal remedy. If you fit into that category, you have the right to join the lawsuit as well.