is that our country(as all over) is riddled with extreme pro-lifers who have no conception of what womens rights are and many christian religious groups who financially support Bush are surely going to find something "morally wrong' with this company. Do any of you know that this administration took away the the entire program for birth control awareness for 3rd world countries!!! I think many of our politicians subconsciously would rather see women stay barefoot and pregnant. Even the 14 yr olds! QWhat a world. Hopefully this company can overcome some of this medeival type thinking still running strong in our "civilized" country. I bought a ton of this stock on the news when CNN reported FDA approval and sold most of it when it shot under 11. I am watching carefully. This might be a 2 year hold before we see a lot of progress but I cant see this puppy not hitting 25 dollars over next 2-3 years despite all obstacles. In a truly free society, public schools and womens organizations would be helping to market this company to bring awareness of this product to all age groups. Even if just for education!
One bad factor for us....
by: MINCE38 (44/M/Brooklyn,NY) 06/15/04 02:12 pm
Msg: 5727 of 5834
"...is that our country(as all over) is riddled with extreme pro-lifers who have no conception of what womens rights are and many christian religious groups who financially support Bush are surely going to find something "morally wrong' with this company. Do any of you know that this administration took away the the entire program for birth control awareness for 3rd world countries!!! "
THE BAD FACTOR IS THAT YOUR MOTHER DIDN'T USE BIRTH CONTROL!
Oh sure. Now this is Bush' fault. Political views or not, but Pharmaceutical companies are making a ton of money of BC pills. It is not the society with one party continuously being replaced by another in the office and on the Hill. It is the company, its management and product. So far CPTS' performance is not stellar. To blame Republicans, Democrats, Green Peace or anybody else is a flawed strategy that will only delay the time when the obvious for some (today) will become a painful reality (tomorrow).
Politics and right-to-life has nothing to do with CPTS' success or lack of success.
Even if it was Gore in office and the Supreme Court banned Pro-lifers from the country, this product wouldn't be any further along than it is now.
The issue is simply that physicians, when recommending permanent birth control options for their patients, are less likely to suggest the ESSURE procedure, favoring TL instead, because of their own reasons.
Has nothing to do with which party is in office.
Physicians' practices are businesses. They operate for the most part from the perspective of self-interest.
ESSURE requires follow-up to insure proper placement on both sides, TL does not.
ESSURE presents practices with reimbursement issues, even when hqrs units of 3rd-party payers approve, local units of those same 3rd-party payers provide resistance, and more work for the physicians staff. Plus two of the largest 3rd-party payers, UHC and CIGNA, aren't reimbursing.
ESSURE is relatively new compared to TL and requires MD training to get it right. But presently ESSURE offers no additional opportunities to increase revenue coming into the practice, as the practice nets about the same amount of fees from either procedure.
Success will come eventually. LJ and company are pushing all of the right buttons.
If UHC approves the procedure this month and the FDA passes on the PMA for GYNECARE/ESSURE combo this month, success will be much much closer.
Physicians can do the GYNECARE procedure and the ESSURE placement during the same session, raising revenues. Plus, reimburesement codes permitting in-office procedures, something else LJ and crew are working on, can lead to increased practice revenues, and more efficient use of physician's time.
Try tuning into one of LJ's presentations. Thats where the above came from...