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gben1938 16 posts  |  Last Activity: May 22, 2015 7:35 AM Member since: Nov 12, 2003
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  • gben1938 by gben1938 May 22, 2015 7:35 AM Flag

    Hopefully, more drug chains like CVS and Rite Aide and various hospitals and clinics will partner with Orasure around the country to help identify folks with HCV and link them up with treatment. We'll see.

    May 19, 2015 -- The Chronic Liver Disease Foundation (CLDF) announced today that it's collaborating with Walgreens to offer free hepatitis C (HCV) testing with the OraQuick® HCV Rapid Test at more than 60 Walgreens retail pharmacies in 12 major cities throughout the country.

    The program, which is slated to launch this August and run through January 2016, will offer free rapid HCV testing on specific days and times each week to patients at risk for HCV. Rapid testing and patient education will be conducted by trained healthcare professionals on site at each retail location and individuals who test positive will be linked directly to one of CLDF's 75 Hepatology Centers of Expertise throughout the U.S.

    "The rapid hepatitis testing program demonstrates our commitment to helping patients access important information that can help to improve their health," said Glen Pietrandoni, RPh, AAHIVP, senior director, virology, Walgreens. "We are proud to collaborate with the Chronic Liver Disease Foundation on this initiative. Through this testing program we can help people become educated on the risk factors, identify people infected with HCV and help them get linked to appropriate care."

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    Expect analyst upgrades soon.

    by jgeorge7629 Mar 23, 2015 5:57 PM
    gben1938 gben1938 May 20, 2015 2:58 PM Flag

    The statement about upgrades was made two months ago. Look at the date on the post.

  • BETHLEHEM, Pa., May 19, 2015 OraSure Technologies, Inc., a leader in point of care diagnostic tests and specimen collection devices, today announced its support of numerous rapid hepatitis C (HCV) testing events for National Hepatitis Testing Day, taking place on May 19, 2015. These testing initiatives, happening across the country, will help encourage thousands of people across the U.S. to get tested for hepatitis C with the OraQuick(R) HCV rapid test.

  • CLARK, N.J., May 19, 2015 -- The Chronic Liver Disease Foundation (CLDF) announced today that it's collaborating with Walgreens to offer free hepatitis C (HCV) testing with the OraQuick® HCV Rapid Test at more than 60 Walgreens retail pharmacies in 12 major cities throughout the country.

    The program, which is slated to launch this August and run through January 2016, will offer free rapid HCV testing on specific days and times each week to patients at risk for HCV. Rapid testing and patient education will be conducted by trained healthcare professionals on site at each retail location and individuals who test positive will be linked directly to one of CLDF's 75 Hepatology Centers of Expertise throughout the U.S.

  • Doug Michels gave 25 min presentation, leading off with approx 9 min on Rapid HCV test after stating company has 90 mill in cash, no debt and will be profitable for 2015.
    Mentioned co-promotion agreement with ABvie worth up to 350 mill.
    Highlighted Gov. Action Plan urging testing of all 80 mill Baby Boomers born between 1945 -1965.
    Private insurers and gov reimbursing for HCV test. No mention or hint of tomorrow's activities
    Good presentation which is available at the Investor's Section of Orasure web site.
    Also mentioned good progress on developing a rapid test for Ebola with some details.

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    Tuesday Announcement Update

    by gben1938 May 18, 2015 1:56 PM
    gben1938 gben1938 May 18, 2015 5:19 PM Flag

    Steve..
    Thank you for sharing your homework.
    Good stuff!

  • Reply to

    Tuesday Announcement Update

    by gben1938 May 18, 2015 1:56 PM
    gben1938 gben1938 May 18, 2015 2:12 PM Flag

    Go to Yahoo Finance for Orasure. It's clearly shows insider ownership.

  • Reply to

    Tuesday Announcement Update

    by gben1938 May 18, 2015 1:56 PM
    gben1938 gben1938 May 18, 2015 2:09 PM Flag

    I was dubious at first. But I've been in and out of this stock for over 10 years. The science behind the OraQuick platform for both HIV & HCV is solid. The question has always been about management execution. Maybe, just maybe, they will get it right this time.

  • Dear Reader,

    The Feds got it right this time...

    And if you move fast, their unprecedented action could make you a pile of money... more than most people ever imagine. Here's the situation:

    On Tuesday, May 19th, at 12 noon, the CDC will release a critical announcement via Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram... touching millions of people nationwide in a matter of minutes.

    It's all in an effort to stop a highly contagious virus that is DECIMATING the Boomer Generation... and taking a human life every 58 seconds.

    Because of the life-and-death nature of this announcement, the message is near-certain to go VIRAL, saving countless lives in the process.

    At the same time, this announcement could launch a tiny $7 stock into orbit.

    And I'm not the only one who thinks so...

    Already, savvy insiders - including the company's CEO, CFO, and COO - have bought up nearly 90% of the company's available shares in advance of Tuesday's announcement.

    If you've ever dreamed of turning a modest grub-stake into a flat-out fortune, it's time to act.

    Get in now...

    Sincerely,

    Mike Ward
    Publisher, Oil & Energy Investor

  • Orasure, a leader in point of care diagnostic tests and specimen collection devices, will visit the Nasdaq MarketSite in Times Square on Tuesday, in honor of National Hepatitis Testing Day.

    OraSure Technologies’ OraQuick® HCV Rapid Antibody Test is the only FDA approved rapid hepatitis C test in the U.S. It is used in the U.S. and around the world to diagnose people at risk for hepatitis C, a disease that affects over 5.2 million people and infects 17,000 new people each year here in the U.S. It is estimated that up to 75 percent of those individuals infected with hepatitis C are unaware of their status.

    In honor of the occasion, Douglas A. Michels, President and CEO of OraSure, will ring the Opening Bell. He will be joined by Dr. Marcelo Kugelmas, Gastroenterologist at South Denver Gastroenterology and member of the Chronic Liver Disease Foundation (CLDF) Board of Advisors.

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    The key : What happens on Tuesday

    by gben1938 May 16, 2015 9:17 AM
    gben1938 gben1938 May 18, 2015 10:28 AM Flag

    This is the best I can do.
    Dear Donald,

    What I'm about to say could save your life. It could also make you rich.

    Right now, the U.S. Government is driving the fight to stop a highly contagious virus that is decimating the Boomer Generation... and kills every 58 seconds.

    In fact, in an unprecedented effort to spread the word about this crisis, the CDC is releasing a special announcement on Tuesday, May 19th at 12:00 noon.

    Because this announcement will touch millions nationwide in a matter of minutes, it could save countless lives from a gruesome and untimely death.

    It could also launch a tiny $7 stock into the stratosphere...

    Savvy insiders - including the company's CEO - have already scooped up nearly 90% of the available shares in advance of the May 19th announcement.

    I urge you to get in as well. This is going to be huge...

    Sincerely,

    Mike Ward
    Publisher, Money Map Press

  • Reply to

    The key : What happens on Tuesday

    by gben1938 May 16, 2015 9:17 AM
    gben1938 gben1938 May 18, 2015 9:39 AM Flag

    High noon tomorrow is the date and time indicated for some sort of big announcement with implications for OSUR. We'll see.

  • If , indeed, the Gov. & CDC announce a high profile and new push to eradicate HepC, there is hope.
    This is from the May issue of MMWR...
    "This month marks the 20th anniversary of Hepatitis Awareness Month and the 4th National Hepatitis Testing Day (May 19) in the United States. Although care and treatment can be life-saving, many of the 3 million persons estimated to be living with hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection are unaware of their infection and are not receiving preventive services and medical management. In addition, an emerging epidemic of HCV infection among a new demographic of persons who inject drugs is unfolding in several areas throughout the nation. Guided by the goals of the 2014 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Action Plan for the Prevention, Care, and Treatment of Viral Hepatitis (1), CDC continues its activities to expand access to HCV testing, care, and treatment to stem morbidity and mortality, and to reduce HCV infections caused by drug use behaviors. Efforts to address each of these strategic imperatives are highlighted by the two reports in this issue of MMWR.

    The first report shows that trends in new cases of HCV infection are highly correlated with trends in substance abuse treatment admissions for opioid dependency and opioid injection in four states in the central Appalachian Region. The second report describes strategies for integrating HCV testing into primary care settings. These reports demonstrate how data can be used to identify patterns of risk for HCV transmission among persons who inject drugs and how programs can be successfully implemented to identify persons disproportionately affected by HCV infection and ensure they receive appropriate medical care and treatment."

  • gben1938 by gben1938 Apr 23, 2015 1:19 PM Flag

    NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Uranium Energy (UEC) rose to a 52-week high of $2.41 on Thursday after a Japanese court decided to remove one of the last significant roadblocks in the way of restarting Kyushu Electric Power's Sendai nuclear power plant.

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    Naysayers come out of woodwork

    by elvis_lives79 Apr 20, 2015 6:40 PM
    gben1938 gben1938 Apr 22, 2015 10:21 AM Flag

    It's not only Japan. Dozens and dozens of nuclear facilities around the world are being built and coming on line.

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    Expect analyst upgrades soon.

    by jgeorge7629 Mar 23, 2015 5:57 PM
    gben1938 gben1938 Mar 24, 2015 11:51 AM Flag

    Jgeorge...
    Why do u expect analyst upgrades?
    Just curious.

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