Rob, you have told nothing but truths! There are still people who believe that BD is a well-managed company and has competent managers and do not believe in the truths. They are just dreaming and they will see.
"Medical Systems revenues for the fiscal quarter were $502 million, or 3 percent below last year, and Preanalytical Solutions revenues increased 2 percent to $131 million. The performance of Medical Systems and Preanalytical Solutions was impacted by the **discontinuance of certain incentive programs with distributors** in the United States..." [**emphasis supplied**] Question: If you discontinue incentive programs to distributors, why is it then that BD would not actually make MORE not less money. I'm obviously missing the obvious. Thanks.