Geez Unilatd ....now why don't you tell me what you really think .
Marsala responded below ....can't paste the design etc ....and he by the way is an MD I believe .
I'm simply a construction worker and a funny thing .....no one has ever called me a moron to my face ...but if you are ever in SF I'll be quite happy to offer you the opportunity .
Not sure how to do copy and paste ...will ask wife when she returns .
It's from resources@mail webmdprofessional
I guess it's what Cro and Marsala are getting .
Dsco .....it's not spam ....wife is signed up to WebMd continuing Ed and gets anything related to dialysis which includes Cardiovascular and diabetes .
More mention of reducing ApoB and benefits for diabetics etc then what I have seen in the past .
And it's not desperation ....it's aggressive marketing which is what you do whenever you are launching any new product, anywhere
To follow up on Marsala's post...... Vascepa marketing showing up in my wife's work email this Sunday morning .
She is a PA in dialysis !
Anyway what was interesting is that in this email blast there seemed to be an emphasis on Vascepa's positive effect on the total Lipid profile ....Not just Tg's
Amarin is casting a wide marketing net .....basically anyone in a position to write scrips for anything to do with lipid profiles will probably get this email
thanks for the info
Consumer Lab has run some detailed tests on about 35 different " fish oil " dietary supplements and found problems with I think 13 of them ......mainly the EPA /DHA quantities were not as advertised . Only one or two tested for above acceptable levels of toxins.
So some fairly safe DS fish oils do exist but obviously none of them are as safe as Rx Vascepa which is FDA regulated as a drug ......DS fish oils are regulated as a food .
I agree ..EPA in at least 3 gms doses does seem to " soften the edges "
Have you noticed how much mellower JL's posts are , since he's been on Vascepa :)
You are so full of BS it's actually funny ......yeah let's not bother with blood tests and messy stuff like that and who needs to see a Dpctpr anyway..no I think I'll just wait until I keel over with massive chest pains and hope they can revive me in the Emergency room.
I take PLUSEPA but with guys like you promoting it ......makes me wonder #$%$.
I,ve been taking at least 3 gms of PLUSEPA a day for over a year . My Cardiologist ( Kaiser ) will not prescribe Vascepa to me ( TG,s in the 200,s but low HDL and high LDL ..so mixed dyslipidemia ) until he see's outcome data proving benefit . He doesn't accept the Jelis Study ....open label and a trial population of mostly post menopausal Japanese women already on a high fish diet.
He is fine with me using PLUSEPA at 3 gm strength until he see's data from the Reduce it trial...Which frankly bugs me because I prefer Vascepa because of Rx quality and with coupons it cheaper .....but that's how it is with Kaiser at present
BASF have made it very clear that they intend to expand their presence in the dietary supplement market in Europe .
The most they could do in the US is a 90% EPA like PLUSEPA .....now depending on pricing that could be a threat .....however if AMRN gets widespread Tier 2 pricing ....what would you buy if you needed the drug......an FDA regulated 96% pure EPA drug for say $2 a day ( tier 2 guess ) or a dietary supplement regulated as a food 90% EPA for about $4.60 a day ( cost of PLUSEPA as an approx ).
So the key is Tier 2 pricing and how many MD's see benefit in prescribing it.
I haven't been posting much lately as I've been working ( construction in SF ) far more then I want to or planned on . This is OT but the reasons why PPG , LL etc are hitting new highs is because guys like myself are writing them far larger chks on a monthly basis then we ever have in the past . Another OT ..is how Telsa sedans are a new hot item out here ...not so much because they are "green " but because of their performance .
There's a certain behavior developing with the people I work with ...they are making money in property / rental income.....upgrading their properties ...and spending on new toys (TSLA ) and vacations ( TRIP ).
The economy is definitely back in the SF / Bay area
With AMRN per se ...for me it's all down to weekly scrip sales .... If I learn anything new from the Cardiologists I know I'll be happy to pass it on .
Thanks for your honest opinion.
I would just add that some of the econ data out this am ( jump in new unemployment claims , poor retail sales at Walmart etc ) was not supportive of RDN or housing in general ......so good excuse to lighten up .
However if the econ data improves ...as I think it will .... if you sold today ,you may face buying back your position at higher prices
Vary ... your comment " I'll keep my 328i ...start in LA and end in NYC "
And how often do you drive from LA to NYC. ???
1) Those I know buying the sedan would never drive that far
2) They buy it for around LA or SF with short weekend trips ...They usually have a second car if they really need to drive long distance.
Jefferson ....these are very cool cars with outstanding performance and evangelical owners . I was in one today and the best I can say..... it was like when I first got an IPod or IPhone and thought ...wow ..this is the future and it's happening a lot faster then I thought.
Jefferson ....from the AMRN board .?
These are gorgeous cars....spent time recently with a friend / client who had one . Was evangelical over it ...not because he's " green " but because of performance .
Was saying everyone wanted the larger battery and wider range ....daily around SF and weekends to Napa.
With the new financing they will ramp production and charging stations .....this car is made for Ca and the SW .......Elon Musk is like the new Steve Jobs out here .
I think I suggested some diversification about a month ago ...RDN and EXP to be exact.....don't look now OK :)
Something else I am in , TSLA ....controversial BUT IMHO ...Elon Musk is the new Steve Jobs out here on the Left Coast . Everyone I know that buys these cars are evangelical about them ....and now with the new funds , expect a ramp up of production and charging stations .
Don't know if you have been in the new TSLA sedan ...but a gorgeous car ..and very fast
I defer to Williams on the combo drug ..he follows it more closely . I suspect tho that its more then a year away and they need to get the patent locked up first..
Having said that tho I do think the possibility of the combo drug is a good reason to maintain a spec position in AMRN.
As you know the big $ will be made if Vascepa is prescribed to go with a statin for the mixed dyslipidemia market . Then its a matter of which statin is the most effect to combo with ( data says Lipitor ) and then the cost of the combo ....( again generic Lipitor combo with Vascepa )
Eventually I can see Merck type approach with their Zetia combo .....ie almost throw in the generic statin for almost free as long as you buy the Vascepa with it .
Nuke ....who in hades is Bob Becker ?....actually have a client / friend named Bob Becker who is diabetic and has had a heart attack ....I tried to get him into the Reduce It trial but he didn't meet all of their fairly strict criteria
Vascepa with a generic Lipitor is the most cost effective way to reach the largest patient pop.
Merck is using this strategy with their latest combo pill to sell Zetia ( you almost get the generic Lipitor for free as long as you buy their Zetia with it.
Williams is correct ...recent data shows the hydroy - derivative of Lipitor to be the most effective in combo with EPA.
Crestor is a more effective statin at high dose's as it does not slightly suppress HDL the same way as Lipitor at high dose does .......a consideration for those with low HDL to begin with ......but if your HDL level's are above 40 , most CAD patients are probably fine with Lipitor especially if they don't have copays to cover the cost of Crestor. ( $5.50 a day if you are paying for Crestor yourself )
I've been adding to SPLK ( big data ) and still hold LL , RDN , MBI , EXP , HD etc . I was buying AMRN under $7 ...will stay long as long as scrip's increases.