You in Chicago bro? I live on the Left Coast, but Chi Town is my home town. I would definitely fly out there to party with you guys!
Good luck collecting. I had something similar happen to me in 2000. There were lawsuits, but no one got anything. The lesson I learned was that all CEO's of publicly traded companies are self serving. Regardless how smart or cool you think they are, they are looking out for their interests. If you got a bad feeling, best to get out or decrease your position.
Tes, I disagree with this. I have two cousins that are physicians. One an orthopedic surgeon and another an ER physician. Physicians get a lot more clinical, on the job training than we do. They are making decisions that directly affect the patient. We do too at times, but it's more intimate and their training more intense. There are pharmacists that specialize in certain specialties usually working in more patient centered facilities i.e. hospitals and clinics that assist physicians when they have therapy questions or provide feedback (generally unwanted) for better patient care. I, for one if I was a physician, would want feedback (as long as it's not overly burdonsome and annoying) or questions answered for two reasons: better patient outcomes and less lawsuits.
They are blinded. I'm just glad they still believe to provide a floor for my measly 5000 shares. I will be slaving in the pharmacy in about 1.5 hours. Maybe, just maybe, I might dispense Belviq for the first time.
You're a good guy turtle. Amish, you're still in and lets see what is said in November. I do think this latest news is great news. I'm waiting for the next AF hit piece, but I think he's rethinking his position on the stock. Also, someone brought this up and I agree he might just be a pundit to bring eyeballs to Streetdotcom and will say whatever outrageous to achieve that.
Any of you investing in any of these companies? I'm aware of TKMR and CMRX. Any comments on the medications. I know that CMRX's is an oral med they are developing for cytomegalovirus and the one Duncan was taking before he passed away in Dallas.
Anyone know anything about Zmapp? Is the company who makes it private or publicly traded.
Just getting a handle on all this. Curious if this dendritic cell therapy can be used with blood samples.
Abeta, this is very possible the final amount. I believe Germany will get a discount because it is a socialized medical program. But, there will be patients coming from other parts of the world for treatment that will make up for the discount. I do not know if they will be fully charged since they are not a German citizen, but I'd prefer they wouldn't be IMO. If the profit is fair and healthy, I don't feel that their condition should be taken advantage of.
Your question is answered. From Wikipedia. Your very welcome and please call again.
Dendritic cells (DCs) are antigen-presenting cells, (also known as accessory cells) of the mammalian immune system. Their main function is to process antigen material and present it on the cell surface to the T cells of the immune system. They act as messengers between the innate and the adaptive immune systems.
Dendritic cells are present in those tissues that are in contact with the external environment, such as the skin (where there is a specialized dendritic cell type called the Langerhans cell) and the inner lining of the nose, lungs, stomach and intestines. They can also be found in an immature state in the blood. Once activated, they migrate to the lymph nodes where they interact with T cells and B cells to initiate and shape the adaptive immune response. At certain development stages they grow branched projections, the dendrites that give the cell its name Greek for "tree". While similar in appearance, these are structures distinct from the dendrites of neurons.
It sure isn't going to be 1000 bucks. Try thousands. Again, the supply of patients is there. We are all going to die from something. I have a saying, we come into this world kicking and screaming and leave the same way.
So, back to numbers (not being cold, just the way things are) if there are roughly 6500 per year in Germany then 6500 x 35,000 (I believe half of the cost of treatment that I read) that equals $227,500,000/year. That's the conservative guestimate and assuming ALL patients with GBM are treated. When you extrapolate that to foreigners coming to Germany for treatment, you see this can be a hugely profitable drug. Not sure what cost to produce is, but I'm sure it's much less than Dendreon's Provenge.
Now some total short knickenpoop today postulated that folks would somehow not want this treatment. Does he know that median survival is 11 months? Why wouldn't you try this? This person only has a brainstem, no cerebral processing capability and probably a relative of AF.
In case you haven't noticed, most biotechs and other stocks getting clobbered.
I sold in the 11's and 13's. I just felt the MO-MO was gone with Sapphire not being in the new phones. Took a good hit, but could have had my trading account wiped out. Whew!
I wouldn't do this stuff. Done the same myself and you bring upon bad karma to yourself. Just be happy you made money if short and you won "this" battle. The next one you might be so lucky. Been there, done it.
Can someone please tell me how these keep popping up with the marketing prowess of Eisai :) ? Well, in pharmacy-land I spoke to a customer that had been prescribed Qsymia. The customer didn't want to take it because they read the side effects. So, the MD prescribed phentermine. I mentioned Belviq and even wrote it down on the receipt to speak to the MD later if they chose.
It's nice to see the pop over 12,000 today. Anyone that does not think Contrave "may" deflate Belviq and Qsymia sales is not living in the REAL WORLD. I do hope I'm wrong. I will keep you posted on future observations...
Good luck too. I think every man should make his own decision to do what he wants with his money. I was a shareholder of GTAT (luckily got out at 11-13) before it got smashed below 1. I lost money on that one, but sure could have been a heck of a lot worse. Watching this NWBO very closely. Only thing keeping me in is the German and English appraisals of the DCVax-L. So, hanging in there, but if I don't see something by end of December or insider sales, will bail, but may keep 1-3 thousand for giggles.