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July 9, 2012

B.C. Court rules that Jordan Ramsay was not criminally responsible for murdering his father and assaulting his mother in November 2011

The court reported last week that 27 year-old Jordan Ramsay who bludgeoned his father to death and nearly killing his own mother last November was not criminally responsible for this tragedy. The story has been covered widely in the Canadian media and has been blogged about widely. Our web site received anonymous threats again at the start of the court proceedings.

Here are a few links of this recent coverage:

  • Did "Alternative Medicine" Lead to Murder? - Marvin Ross - Huffington Post Canada - July 9, 2012 It was a tragedy that some of us feared would happen and it did. And LeeAnn Ramsay wants an investigation. On Friday, the B.C. Supreme Court ruled that 27-year-old Jordan Ramsay, who suffers from schizophrenia and who killed his father and severely injured his mother, is not criminally responsible to stand trial. Vancouver psychiatrist, Philip Long who was interviewed by CTV during this trial, said on his website in 2006 that, "True Hope (or EMPower) is a total medical fraud.

    LeeAnn Ramsay and her family and all Canadians deserve the investigation that she is demanding. Why the tragedy that befell her family was allowed to happen needs to be explained and the cause rectified. I agree with her and hope she gets it.

  • EMPowered to Kill - Neurocritic Blog A man with schizophrenia killed his father and gravely injured his mother at their home in North Vancouver, British Columbia. Jordan Ramsay was off his prescribed antipsychotic medication at the time, instead taking an alternative multivitamin preparation called Truehope EMPowerplus™.

  • Mentally ill man not criminally responsible for murdering father - CBC - July 6, 2012 Leanne Ramsay, the aunt of the accused, believes the family's attempt to control his illness with an alternative therapy rather than his psychiatrist's prescription had a role in his state of mind at the time of the killing. She is also calling for a Health Canada investigation into True Hope's claims and says she is considering a lawsuit against the vitamin manufacturer.

  • Vitamin therapy blamed in NV killing - NorthShore News - July 8, 2012 Victim's sister says med change allowed attack. "It was a totally preventable death," said LeeAnn Ramsay, who spoke outside B.C. Supreme Court on Friday following a ruling in the case of 28-year-old Jordan Ramsay of North Vancouver.
  • Family of slain B.C. man is calling for further justice - CBC TV - July 5, 2002

  • North Vancouver man believed his father was 'supernatural entity' - Northshore News - July 5, 2012

  • Mentally Ill Killer tried vitamen therapy, court told - CBC Vancouver - July 4, 2012


Pig Pills, Inc. - The Anatomy of an Academic and Alternative Health Fraud

"At its heart, Pig Pills Inc is a thought provoking book"

Brad Evenson, award winning journalist, for the National Post
MD Canada Magazine, January/February 2004

Health Canada Warning
The same day that Health Canada received a copy of our book back in April 2003, they issued this warning to Canadians.

Health Canada advised consumers not to use Empowerplus, also known as EM Power+ and EM Power. It is a drug - being sold by the company Truehope Nutritional Support Limited (also known as Synergy) - which has not been approved for sale in Canada. Health Canada is the federal government regulatory body that authorizes the manufacture and sale of all drugs in this country.

Health Canada has identified risks associated with the use of Empowerplus. The safety and efficacy of Empowerplus has not been shown. The drug is being sold to treat serious disorders, such as bipolar disorder, anxiety disorder, panic attacks, attention deficit disorder, schizophrenia, autism, Tourette’s syndrome, fibromyalgia and obsessive compulsive disorder.

Serious central nervous system conditions are best treated under the supervision of a health care provider. These serious disorders should not be self-medicated or self-diagnosed.

Before a drug can be sold in Canada, the manufacturer must first provide Health Canada with scientific evidence that the drug is safe and effective at meeting its stated claims of effectiveness of treatment. In order that consumers can distinguish between approved and non-approved drugs in Canada, all approved drugs sold in this country carry an eight-digit Drug Identification Number (DIN) on the label.

While this product has not been found in retail stores in Canada, it is being shipped to Canadian consumers following orders taken by TrueHope. Health Canada has a directive on personal importation of drugs. The directive can be found at:

www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hpfb-dgpsa/inspectorate/imp_hum_drug_per_use_enf_dir_tc_e.html

Health Canada reminds consumers of the importance of discussing the use of any non-prescription drugs, including vitamins, minerals and herbal products, with their health care provider. This may include a physician, pharmacist or complementary or alternative practitioner.

Health Canada recognizes the difficult circumstances faced by people with serious central nervous system conditions, and understands that some may have been using Empowerplus. In recognition of the seriousness of this issue, Health Canada is working to provide these individuals with appropriate referral options to health care professionals and services, by setting up a toll-free health assistance referral line.

That number is 1-800-504-4156.

KITCHENER ONTARIO, APRIL 27, 2006

DECISION A MAJOR VICTORY FOR WHISTLEBLOWERS
ANTI-QUACK ADVOCATE DR TERRY POLEVOY VINDICATED

University of Calgary psychologist, Dr. Bonnie Kaplan, appealed to the Ontario Health Professions Appeal and Review Board (HPARB) against a decision by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario who twice dismissed her complaints against Ontario physician and anti-quack advocate, Dr. Terry Polevoy, for criticizing her research. HPARB ruled that the decision by the college to dismiss Kaplan’s complaints against Polevoy as “frivolous, vexatious, made in bad faith or otherwise an abuse of process” was, in their words “reasonable”.


Pig Pills, Inc. Cover

True Hope Insitute Sign It's the unlikely story of a "cure" for psychiatric disorders by "inventors" who were neither doctors nor research scientists. They were, however, seasoned sales people with dubious tragic stories to help them focus their pitch on others in need. They were evangelical messengers to their flocks of true believers whom they had lured away from what medicine and science had to offer.

Their pitch was based on the absurd notion that young piglets on their way to becoming ham for your dinner table could be cured of a condition that is know as Ear and Tail Biting Syndrome. They claimed that pigs of course could be healed by just throwing them a haphazard mixture of vitamins, minerals, and herbs - the pig pills. Yes, pig pills! Then in an amazing leap of faith, these two fellows from rural Alberta, Canada, with connections to nutraceutical conglomerates in Utah, came up with the idea that their pig pill formula could help wipe out the scourges of otherwise incurable mental illness in humans.

Pig Pills, Inc. is based on over two-years of research into The Synergy Group of Canada, their product E.M Power +, Dr. Bonnie Kaplan PhD, Department of Pediatrics, University of Calgary, and:


Research Centre Raymond The biggest scandal of all, however, is the number of innocent people who have been, or could have been harmed because they followed the advice of untrained, lay people who advised them to either take their special "pig pills", or in many cases, stop their psychiatric medications altogether. The issue here is not the fact that people just wasted their money, some have had their hopes for good health shattered once again.

And readers will learn something amazing: if these folks conducted objectionable research on pigs, they could have faced staggering fines and penalties. Pigs - animals - used in research are protected by laws: humans, it would seem, aren't so lucky.

The Pig Pill, Inc. team:


Pig Pills, Inc.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION CHAPTER 1 - CARDSTON, ALBERTA - THE DISCOVERY CHAPTER 2 - PSYCHO PIGS CHAPTER 3 - EARLY RESEARCH CHAPTER 4 - BAIT AND SWITCH CHAPTER 5 - RESEARCH AS MARKETING CHAPTER 6 - SALES STRATEGIES & SPAM A LA CARTE CHAPTER 7 - BONE PICKING @ THE U. OF CALGARY CHAPTER 8 - RESEARCH ETHICS? CHAPTER 9 - UNIVERSITY & RESEARCHERS AS SHILLS CHAPTER 10 - PIGGING OUT CHAPTER 11 - MILKING THE MEDIA CHAPTER 12 - IT’S NOT THE LAW CHAPTER 13 - SHOW ME THE MONEY CHAPTER 14 - CORPORATE CHAMELEONS APPENDIX 1 - ALBERTA & CALGARY COVER-UP APPENDIX 2 - BARNYARD BULLIES APPENDIX 3 - BONNIE KAPLAN ON SHRINK RAP APPENDIX 4 - TRANSCRIPT OF A SALES PRESENTATION APPENDIX 5 - FORMULAS COMPARED APPENDIX 6 - SSO LETTER TO HEALTH CANADA APPENDIX 7 - REVIS & BUTTHEADS APPENDIX 8 - SYNERGY SPIN APPENDIX 9 - CTV TRANSCRIPTS - AVIS FAVARO ABOUT THE AUTHORS BIBLIOGRAPHY - ON THE PIG PILL TRAIL


Pig Pills, Inc., is available only through HealthWatcher.net

ISBN - 0-9732520-0-6