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bgreengolf 65 posts  |  Last Activity: 6 hours ago Member since: Dec 2, 2009
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  • bgreengolf by bgreengolf Feb 20, 2014 2:48 AM Flag

    I'm a pharmacist at one of the top four largest retail pharmacies in the USA and Zohydro is finally loaded into our computer system. The cash price for 30 capsules is $242.29, 60 capsules is $484.89 and 90 capsules is $726.69

    Why did I quote 90 capsules if Zohydro is approved for twice daily dosing? Because Oxycontin is also considered a 12hr tablet but pain management MDs frequently prescribe it with three times daily dosing for better pain covereage.

    With this new info... hopefully we will get some pre-order numbers or RX estimates from the company soon and we can extrapolate the amount of cash ZGNX will make?

    Good luck!!!

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • bgreengolf by bgreengolf Feb 27, 2014 9:53 AM Flag

    Dear CNN,
    The only thing "genuinely frightening" about your article is how stupid your expert witnesses are... Why don't you have your experts look up eqianalgesic dosing tables on Google and see that 50mg of hydrocodone is actually pretty mild to whats already available on the market (and has been for several years). Also... please have your experts look into C-II scheduling and see just how much paper work and effort goes into getting one of these prescriptions. Do your experts know that you can take about 5 or 6 of the OTC robitussin cough capsules that contain 30mg of dextromethorphan and get just as high as taking a Zohydro capsule??? ITS OTC ROBITUSSIN for crying out loud! Abusers will find anything to abuse regardless of bans or limitations.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • I think everyone reads too much into the timing of the report. Pre-market = GOOD and after hours = BAD? I don't think it matters at all with this type of company and at this stage of their product development. In pharmacy school, we learned that the average cost of getting a drug to market is about 500 million dollars. That's from the discovery of the chemical entity all the way to approval by the FDA and includes all the research and design and most importantly the cost of the years and years of clinical trials and manufacturing costs. ZGNX only has the one approved drug on the market and Sumavel isn't exactly a blockbuster drug. They probably haven't even recovered 10% of the costs they incurred to make Sumavel. So don't be suprised when the earnings look terrible! LOL... It just means that ZGNX has invested a ton of cash to actually produce the capsules in the last few months. Being the great investors that all of you are... you probably already knew all of this info and found this posting to be pointless, just like the other 99% of postings on this board. Good luck!!!

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Our wholesaler finally has it listed on their database with the "green dot" beside the drug name, which means they have the drug in stock and can ship it next day. The price for a bottle of 100 Zohydro capsules ranges from $560 to $690 depending on strength, which is still lower than Oxycontin. Oxycontin ranges from $220 to over $1,400 depending on strength. A 100 count bottle of the 80mg Oxycontin costs $1,400.00!!! Hope this helps! Good luck to everyone!!! _

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • bgreengolf bgreengolf Feb 12, 2014 11:39 AM Flag

    I think your inventory assumption is too low. I'm a pharmacist at one of the busiest retail pharmacies in metro Atlanta and we may only fill one oxycontin rx every 2 to 3 days but we keep at least 2 full bottles (100 count) in each of the available strengths at all times. Oxycodone and oxycontin are both HUGE in west Georgia and I've already had multiple pain management doctors and patients ask me when Zohydro will be available. The oxycodone puts a lot of people to sleep so hopefully hydrocodone ER will just help more with pain and cause less drowsiness since it's 3 to 5 times weaker than oxy.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    Why watch or read news reports...

    by portly86 Feb 27, 2014 9:13 AM
    bgreengolf bgreengolf Feb 27, 2014 9:22 AM Flag

    You know what else packs a "wallop?" 250 mg Nucynta ER... 60 mg morphine ER... 40 mg Opana ER... 30 mg of plain oxycodone IR... 80 mg of Oxycontin... these people are idiots! You still have to have a RX to get the meds so why are they so concerned??? Abusers will abuse anything...

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • The first one said he was going to wait a few months before writing any RXs for Zohydro because of all the negativity and legal issues (whatever that means). I told him it's FDA approved and I can have it in stock at my pharmacy within 48 hours and he said he was still skeptical (but he's not skeptical to write for Oxycontin, morphine ER, oxycodone 15s and 30s, or even oxymorphone ER???).

    The second MD said he had "heard something" about a new pain drug recently approved but didn't know anything about it. He was an older doctor and probably in his late 60s. I told him about Zohydro and it's benefits and risks and he said he'd definitely look into it. He said it sounds like a good "starter option" instead of going straight to Oxycontin.

    I still haven't seen any drug reps yet in my area. My pharmacy fills over 25 C-II rxs per day and 600 to 700 rxs total per day so I have a pretty good sample size here. In my last C-II monthly inventory, we dispensed over 1,200 Oxycontin total tablets of all the different strengths. With this type of volume, I'm concerned that ZERO drug reps have stopped by my store and we've gotten ZERO manufacturer's coupon cards to give to patients. I have a considerabe amount of money invested in ZGNX over the last 2 years and I'm getting more disappointed that the company isn't out there promoting or defending its products as much as we are!!! STAY LONG! I want to at least hold my positions through earnings but 5 to 10% losses each day are making that harder and harder... GLTA

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • bgreengolf bgreengolf Feb 10, 2014 5:58 AM Flag

    This list can be a little misleading for those who don't know the actual prices of these drugs. Example: In my pharmacy, we sell like 1 or 2 RX's per week for Humira and at least 500 RX's per week for hydrocodone containing products but the cost of a Humira RX is $3,000.00 and the hydrocodone RX cost is less than $1.

    Can you find a list that shows number of prescriptions for the top 20 most prescribed drugs? Then we can get a better indicator of market share when we see the totals and not money.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    Buy Opportunity?

    by myswhw Feb 14, 2014 12:29 PM
    bgreengolf bgreengolf Feb 14, 2014 12:32 PM Flag

    Anytime between 9:30AM and 4:00PM on weekdays is a good time to buy this stock!!!

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • If they schedule Zohydro as a class 1 narcotic, then all Lortab, Norco, Vicodin and all hydrocodone generics would become illegal. The FDA doesn't add name brands to the schedule list, they add chemical compounds!!! People are so stupid!!! If they remove single entity products then, they'd have to remove oxycodone and morphine too...

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    Unbelievable.

    by ryanhambrick Mar 12, 2014 10:27 AM
    bgreengolf bgreengolf Mar 12, 2014 10:46 AM Flag

    I'm done $11,000.00 on my shares today... so what did I do? Bought another 1000 shares! LOL

  • bgreengolf bgreengolf Apr 8, 2014 3:15 PM Flag

    More great news!!! How far down does the stock go on this good news???

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • bgreengolf bgreengolf Feb 21, 2014 3:45 AM Flag

    I believe the only "technology" the capsule will have in the beginning is the Alkermes extended release platform. That's just a drug delivery system and in no way an abuse deterrent system. I think they'll have an abuse deterrent formulation within 18 months of the release date. The longer it takes for them to develop the new formulation is better for us because it adds to the patent life of the drug.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • bgreengolf bgreengolf Feb 12, 2014 11:32 AM Flag

    The once per month dosing is even bigger than the needle free delivery. Risperdal tablets are usually dosed twice daily (or sixty doses per month). 60 doses vs 1 dose per month? The compliance would be amazing.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    Just got back from a bromance at the pharmacy

    by bigpig111 Feb 17, 2014 11:37 AM
    bgreengolf bgreengolf Feb 17, 2014 4:58 PM Flag

    They could try to make an extended release hydrocodone if they were a big compounding pharmacy but state laws dictate that we cannot make large batches of commercially available products. If they made more than 100 capsules a day, the fda and dea would be all over them, especially since it's a control.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • bgreengolf by bgreengolf Mar 26, 2014 10:36 AM Flag

    Guess what else is ten times stronger than a Lortab or Vicodin tablet!!! 10 Lortab tablets!!! It is ridiculously easy to get 10 hydrocodone with APAP tablets each night from the ER next to my pharmacy. It's almost impossible to get C-IIs unless you just had surgery or if they can confirm you have kidney stones via an echo... I have worked in a retail pharmacy next to a very busy hospital near Atlanta for over 10 years and I've never seen an extended release C-II prescribed for pain....EVER!!!! All these fake doctors on TV and politicians need to visit the "real world" occasionally and see what it's really like. I've done my DD with this company for over 3 years and have been invested for just as long and what has occurred over the last 3 months is an effin JOKE!!!

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • bgreengolf bgreengolf Apr 14, 2014 1:31 PM Flag

    Poor joymark... literally poor... just has no clue how the FDA works. If the states could pick and choose which drugs to allow and which to ban, then why does the FDA even exist? Why not have 50 "mini FDAs" for each state??? Why wouldn't all the conservative states ban Plan B and why wouldn't all the liberal states allow RU-486 usage for medical abortions?

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • bgreengolf by bgreengolf Mar 18, 2014 2:17 AM Flag

    Status
    This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on March 13, 2014, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.
    Prognosis
    0% chance of being enacted.

    This bill has a 1% chance of getting past committee first. Only 11% of bills made it past committee and only about 3% were enacted in 2011–2013.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    Looking for advice

    by pillicotheguy Mar 4, 2014 2:16 PM
    bgreengolf bgreengolf Mar 5, 2014 2:31 AM Flag

    Scratch-off lottery tickets!!!

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    FDA to reconsider Zohydro.

    by joymark388 Apr 10, 2014 10:54 AM
    bgreengolf bgreengolf Apr 10, 2014 11:00 AM Flag

    MD to diagnose joymark388 as mentally #$%$.

    This will happen.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

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