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  • YoureSoSmart YoureSoSmart Jul 7, 1998 9:10 PM Flag

    Don't Sweat It nic nic

    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.

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    • 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
      Anti-Trust Act?

      • 3 Replies to nictc
      • 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
        suggestive comments.

      • Strong words. You obviously do not know BD's track record on safety. Watching the stock hit new highs every day leads me to believe not many people share your point of view.

    • I'm amazed that a serious company like BDX would
      trigger such an ongoing tit-for-tat about "ethics" of all
      things.

      Haven't we had enough of that subject?
      Why don't we focus on the company's performance and
      fundamentals, enjoy the recent rally in the stock and move on
      for God's sake.....!!!!

      Thank you kindly.

    • That is the way it was. You have obviously not worked at BDX as it "transforms". That's it.

    • Read your response. You are seeing the window
      dressing. All of that is cheap.

      Talk to a father
      with over 20 years and a good record to boot. Read the
      reasons they invented to keep him from retiring in a
      little more than a year. Why the made up reasons: to
      limit his severance.

      When ethics count is when
      you do the right thing and it's not what you wanted
      to do.

    • Obviously you have an ax to grind! However
      important this issue may be to you, this is not the forum
      to voice and discuss such opinions. Perhaps there
      are other BBS �s that are better suited for that type
      of discourse.
      People here are concerned with the
      progress the company is making financially. If there are
      or ever have been unethical practices going on at
      BD, they have never been made public to any large
      extent. If it happened(s), and it does becomes public, I
      am sure that the market will handle the
      circumstances as it does with most similar situations. In
      addition, at the point, the shareholders will be faced with
      making their own decision involving their financial
      position in the company. Until that time, your comments
      are duly noted. In the future, please try and be a
      little less cryptic in your messages, if you do have any
      comments of value.
      Good Luck and Gods speed To all

    • 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
      level.

      Consider also that this is merely an adjunct to the other
      products, and their R & D , and you have a long term (2-4 )
      years winnder.

      Buy now, boy more, and relax and
      enjoy the ride up.

      Good investing to all . .
      .

      go_bi

    • 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.

    • Castellini isn't leaving any time soon.BDX is
      setting a fight between both of these guys to see who is
      going to survive and take over the controls when CC has
      had enough. My bet is that CC will retire in 2-3
      years with the next commander and chief ready to step
      in.Just a guess........

    • 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!!!!!

      Thumbs up
      to BDX

    • It is not that I do not agree with their opinion.
      I just wish people would support their opinions
      with facts. I have seen more than several instances in
      which a stock was beaten down by the mere comments of
      individuals (for example, the 300 point market drop this
      week!). I have no problem with freedom of speech. In
      fact, everyone is free to say what they want. As I am
      doing right this minute. However, I am a skeptic and
      cannot help but think that some people may have
      alternate reasons for making comments about a particular
      stock, especially when it is doing well.
      Perhaps
      this individual should start his or her own BB where
      they and their cohorts can trash BD as much as they
      want. I think this message board is about the stock,
      not bad mouthing the company.
      Enough of this, the
      real issues is lots of insider selling going on,
      anyone have a comment?
      By the way does anyone know
      where you can find quarterly company stock price
      histories in table format? Good Luck and Gods speed To all

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