in 2 years totaling more than $300M. At what point do "one time" events become the norm. I think we're there. It looks to me that B-D deserves an ongoing P/E of maybe 20....if you can figure out what their ongoing earnings will be. And until recently I think one broker (Cowen?) still thought B-D was going to introduce a glucose monitor at the diabetes educators meeting. So much for upping the top line. But the drop in stock price increases the chance of a take out, esp. with the CEO leaving. Good luck longs...you'll need it.