Sometimes people just get jealous of companies
that produce good products that are in demand.BD
happens to be one of those companies.When using sharp
objects, care is required.So at din din be extra careful
with that knife.
BD is a good company with good products. Why are
they engaging in predatory and illegal tactics to keep
another Great product out of the marketplace. Ask the
health care employees who have AIDS or hepatitis because
of needle sticks. Ever hear of The Sherman
so I think you should explain where you are
coming from when you use such strong words. Give us some
specifics please otherwise I will ignore you in the future.
I really think most of us are pretty good citizens
and want to do the right thing and by owning BDX we
know the good that they do in the world...so unless
you explain yourself good bye. By the way good
investing to you and your family.
You need to understand the healthcare industry
prior to making such a claim. BD cannot lock anyone out
of the market, however major health care purchasing
groups might. In other words, unless you can offer a
comprehensive line of healthcare products at substantially low
cost, it is very difficult to break into the market
with a new product. Incidentally, do you know what
those new products you speak of cost? On a higher
level, you are of course correct in that needle sticks
should be prevented at any cost, however the market has
put a price on what they are willing to pay for this
effort. BD did not, so if you have evidence of predatory
and illegal practices by BD, I suggest you come
forward with them. If you don't, please don't make
I agree almost fully with the previous post. Gary
Cohen has been "groomed" for the position of CEO for
the past several years via various assignments,
including having the responsibility for both all of BD's
European operations and one of BD's more successful
businesses (Sample Collection/ VACUTAINER Systems). If I'm
not mistaken, he has worked for BD since he finished
college some 20 years or so ago.
Looking to the
future, I urge all BD followers to look into BD's
"Project Genisis". If I'm not mistaken, it is an
unprecedented move in the history of corporate America to link
every aspect of the company into one unified
information system. This includes businesses, functions, and
regions. This project was spearheaded by new XVP Ed
I have the utmost faith in Becton Dickinson, and I
only wish that I invested in the Company
Best of luck to all of you.
I believe that the most recent stock split was
exactly two years ago. August 1996.Yours cost basis in
the total stock that you purchased has not changed.
If you bought 100 shares at $50 = $5000, you now
have 200 at $25 = $5000. The market price of the
shares is also cut in half. So, you won't be giving any
more to Uncle Sam than at any other time. So, I don't
understand your point regarding "to the point where one
couldn't sell".Happy investing to all
I'm confused. My friends at BD told me that
Ludwig and Cohen are not interested in the CEO position.
Is one of them truly next in line to run BD? Is
everyone just speculating or is there really a succesion
plan in place? We don't need any in-fighting right
I see you have a problem with freedom of speech.
I don't agree with Msg 291 either, but I most
certainly disagree with blocking others opinions especially
when YOU don't agree with them!!!!!
Hear ! Hear ! to the previous comment. If there
is a personal ax to grind, it is in order to find
the appropriate forum in which to "grind it ". This
is for information about the company, not about one
indiidual's possible problem.
BDX is the worlds
largest manufacturer and distributor of disposable
syringes. Consider the potential for this product ( only )
on distribution to third world and undeveloped
countries. It is immense. As a user of this product, at
various times, there is quality at a very inexpensive
Consider also that this is merely an adjunct to the other
products, and their R & D , and you have a long term (2-4 )
Buy now, boy more, and relax and
enjoy the ride up.
Good investing to all . .
My friend that works at BD tells me that
Castellini is ready to retire and that the company will be
lead by co-presidents named Ludwig and Cohen. Why
would Castellini leave now in the middle of his so
called transformation plan? If it's true...what does it
mean to the company going forward? Any more info or
comments are appreciated.