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mngo1996 32 posts  |  Last Activity: Apr 3, 2014 9:58 AM Member since: Jul 13, 2009
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  • "About 1 in 3 Americans aged 50 to 75 years, or 23 million people, have not been screened for colorectal cancer as recommended by the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), according to new data released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

    This is a "disturbing fact," CDC Director Tom Frieden, MD, MPH, said during a media briefing. "Despite research showing that colorectal cancer screening saves lives, screening rates remain far too low.""

    ""There are some data to suggest that physicians feel that colonoscopy is really the superior test, and they tend to offer that to their patients more often, and that really is not accurate," Dr. Plescia said.

    The FOBT/FIT test is "equivalent to colonoscopy in saving lives when used correctly," Dr. Frieden added. "The bottom line is, the best test is a test that gets done."

    Dr. Plescia said studies have shown that anywhere from 25% to 50% of patients would opt for the FOBT if given a choice. "The fact that we are seeing only 10% [use] leads us to believe that we need to do things to make sure people know that test is an option," he noted.

    The report includes colorectal cancer screening data for all 50 states. Massachusetts had the highest percentage of adults up-to-date with colorectal cancer screened (76.3%), and Arkansas had the lowest (55.7%). It is worth noting, Dr. Frieden said, that states with higher rates of screening also had relatively higher rates of use of both fecal tests and colonoscopy.

    "Studies show that when people are given more choices, they are more likely to get screened. We encourage healthcare providers to talk with their patients about colon cancer screening and about the choice of test," Dr. Frieden said."

    Cologuard will give people more choices, Cologuard is a much better test than FOBT and a lot less risky than colonoscopy.

  • for Cologuard?

  • Reply to

    News is about bundled drugs until 2024

    by buy_n_hold_2001 Mar 26, 2014 10:48 AM
    mngo1996 mngo1996 Mar 26, 2014 10:51 AM Flag

    Keryx Biopharmaceuticals Shares Spike Higher; Seeing Tweet from ZOZO ‏@zozotrader '"Doc fix" delays ESRD oral drugs into the bundle until 2024, Headline positive for $KERX'

  • mngo1996 mngo1996 Mar 6, 2014 10:59 PM Flag

    Most of the biotech stocks down over 3% today. The whole sector down 3.14%.

  • mngo1996 mngo1996 Mar 4, 2014 3:21 AM Flag

    Sec Filings Insider Trading for MNKD last 2 months
    Total buys: $12,571
    Total sales: $595,795
    Net total: - $583,224

  • mngo1996 mngo1996 Mar 3, 2014 11:24 PM Flag

    ARNA had a partner (EISAI), $88 million and zero debt before Adcom and PDUFA date. But they issued 11 million more shares (at $5.5 per share) 1 week after the advisory panel endorsed its obesity drug and a few weeks before FDA approved their drug.
    " Arena doesn't seem to need the money between now and June 27, when the Food and Drug Administration is scheduled to make a decision about lorcaserin. The biotech had $88 million in the bank at the end of the first quarter. Even if you assume the FDA might delay that decision by three months if Arena turns in extra paperwork -- a REMS or a post-marketing study -- there still seems to be enough in the coffers to make it to an approval."

  • Reply to

    Issuing Stock at $6.14

    by mfxpop Mar 3, 2014 6:22 PM
    mngo1996 mngo1996 Mar 3, 2014 8:35 PM Flag

    BP will buy MNKD after the approval of AFREZZA .The global insulin market is expected to reach $32 billion by 2018.

  • Reply to

    The value of MNKD

    by broad_and_south Mar 2, 2014 12:27 PM
    mngo1996 mngo1996 Mar 2, 2014 12:52 PM Flag

    It will takes many years for BP to research and go through clinical trials. Their inhaled insulin must be also better than AFREZZA in order for FDA to approve their product. Also Insulin is a very huge market and growing year after year (there is plenty of room for competitors).

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    What I don't understand with MNKD short players.

    by yrubinek Mar 1, 2014 1:54 PM
    mngo1996 mngo1996 Mar 2, 2014 2:40 AM Flag

    "In most cases, celebrities are reluctant to talk openly about their medical issues (think: Kathy Bates’ recent revelation that she’d battled ovarian cancer 9 years ago, but kept it under wraps.). But these 15 celebrities have turned their type 2 diabetes diagnoses into personal missions to raise awareness, and keep the conversation going about a disease that the CDC says could affect as many as one in three adults by 2050"

  • Reply to

    What I don't understand with MNKD short players.

    by yrubinek Mar 1, 2014 1:54 PM
    mngo1996 mngo1996 Mar 2, 2014 1:43 AM Flag

    LaBelle Patty - Soul Singer
    Fiorello LaGuardia - Mayor of NY City
    Peggy Lee - Jazz singer
    Tommy Lee - Drummer
    Jason Leeuewenberg - Sports caster
    Lyle Leverich - Biographer
    James Lloyd - Congressman
    Mother Love - Entertainer, author
    George Lucas - Director and producer
    Winnie Mandela - Politician
    Jerry Mather - Actor
    Curtis Mayfield - Soul singer
    Steve McCafferry - Author, Poet
    Michelle McGann - Golfer
    Bret Michaels - Singer
    Dr. George Minot - Nobel Prize Med
    Mary Tyler Moore - Actress
    Adam Morrison - Basketball
    Richard Mulligan - Actor
    Gamal Nasser - Leader of Egypt
    Kevin Nealon - Comedian
    Carroll O'Conner - Actor
    Park Overall - Actress
    Tim Parker - Rapper
    Elvis Presley - Singer
    Mario Puzo - Author
    Sir Steven Redgrave - Olympic
    Della Reese - Actress, singer
    Dan Reichert - MLB Kansas City Royals
    Anne Rice - Author
    Jackie Robinson - Baseball player
    Sugar Ray Robinson - Boxer
    Buddy Roemer - Politician
    Esther Rolle - Actress
    Carl Rowan - Columnist, Author
    Milton Rubicam - Genealogist
    Anwar Sadat - President of Egypt
    Ron Santo - MLB Chicago Cubs
    Sir Harry Seacomb - Comedian
    Kendall Simmons - NFL Pittsburgh
    Mike Sinclair - NFL Philadelphia Eagles
    Jean Smart - Actress
    Sharon Stone - Actress
    Elaine Stritch - Comedian
    Elizabeth Taylor - Actress
    Leonard Thompson - First Insulin Recipient
    Jim Turner - Actor
    Gary Valenciano - Singer
    Luther Vandross - Singer
    Scott Verplank - Golfer
    Andrew Lloyd Webber - Composer
    H. G. Wells - Author
    Mae West - Actress
    Norman Whitfield - Musician
    and many more famous diabetics.

  • Reply to

    What I don't understand with MNKD short players.

    by yrubinek Mar 1, 2014 1:54 PM
    mngo1996 mngo1996 Mar 2, 2014 1:39 AM Flag

    Jackie Gleason - Actor
    Linda Goodman - Author
    Dorian Gregory - Actor
    Bill Gullickson - MLB Cincinnati Reds
    Gary Jr. Hall - Olympic Gold Swimmer
    Jim Hamblin - Newsman
    Jonathan Hayes - NFL Pittsburgh Steelers
    Chuck Heidenrich - Skier
    Ernest Hemingway - Author
    Jay Hewitt - Iron Man triathlete
    Dana Hill - Actress
    Mike Huckabee - Politician
    James Hunter - MLB Baseball
    Cynthia Ice - Lotus Development
    Marvin Isley - Singer
    Mahalia Jackson - Gospel Singer
    Rick James - Singer
    Bill Janklow - South Dakota Politician
    Chris Jarvis - World Champion rower
    Waylon Jennings - Country Singer
    Wei Jingsheng - Chinese Dissident
    Jason Johnson - MLB Detroit Tigers
    Nicole Johnson - Miss America, 1999
    Herbert "Tiny Tim" Kahury - Singer
    Zippora Karz - NYC Ballet Soloist
    Walt Kelly - Cartoonist
    Kesey - Novelist
    Kellie Keuhne - Golfer
    B.B. King - Blues singer
    Billy Jean King - Tennis Player
    Larry King - Talk Show Host
    Joseph Kolter - Politician
    Ray Krock - McDonald's
    Cardinal John Krol - Bishop
    Nikita Kruschev - USSR Premier

  • Reply to

    What I don't understand with MNKD short players.

    by yrubinek Mar 1, 2014 1:54 PM
    mngo1996 mngo1996 Mar 2, 2014 1:32 AM Flag

    A List of Famous Diabetics

    Nat Adderly - Jazz Muscian
    Wasim Akram - Cricketer
    Yuri Andropov - Soviet Union Leader
    Piers Anthony - Author
    Arthur Ashe - Tennis Player
    Hafiz al Assad - Syrian President
    Nicole Johnson Baker - Miss America
    Walter Barnes - NFL Philadelphia
    Syd Barret - Pink Floyd
    Marion Barry - Mayor Of Washington DC
    Richard Bartlett - Screenwriter
    Menachem Begin - PM of Israel
    Jack Benny - Comedian
    Halle Berry - Actress
    Sarah Bina - Championship clogger
    Samuel Block - Civil Rights Activist
    Wilford Brimley - Actor
    Anthony J. Brown - Actor
    Danny Joe Brown - Singer
    James Brown - Singer
    Ralph Bunche - Nobel Peace Winner
    Delta Burke - Actress, Miss USA
    Ayden Byle - World-famous Runner
    James Cagney - Actor
    Douglas Cairns - Pilot
    Fran Carpentier - Editor
    Nell Carter - Singer, actress
    Johnny Cash - Musician
    Paul Cezanne - Artist
    Carol Channing - Singer, Actress
    Sylvia Chase - Journalist (20/20)
    Alvin Childress - Actor
    #$%$ Clark - Entertainer, TV producer
    Bobby Clarke - NHL Philadelphia Flyers
    Ty Cobb - MLB (Detroit Tigers)
    Scott Coleman - Swam English Channel
    Mark Collie - Country Singer
    David Crosby - Singer
    Bill Davidson - Motorcycles
    John Davidson - Motorcycles
    Miles Davis - Jazz musician
    Paddy Devlin - Politician
    James Doohan - Actor
    James "Buster" Dougls - Boxer
    Kenny Duckette - NFL N Orleans
    Chris Dudley - NBA NY Knicks
    Rick Dudley - Hockey
    Scott Dunton - Surfer
    Mike Echols - NFL Tennessee Titans
    Thomas Edison - Scientist
    Mama Cass Elliott - Singer
    Dale Evans - Entertainer
    King Fahd - King of Saudi Arabia
    Pam Fernandes - Para Olympian
    Ella Fitzgerald - Singer
    Mick Fleetwood - Musician
    Aretha Franklin - Singer
    Melvin Franklin - Singer
    Curt Frasier - NHL Chicago Black Hawks
    "Smokin' Joe" Frazier - Boxer
    Kris Freeman - Olympic Skier
    Stephen Furst - Actor
    Victor Garber - Actor
    Jerry Garcia - Singer, Musician
    Rodolfo Garcia - AP Reporter
    W. L. Gherra - Payless Drugs
    Killah Ghostface - Rapper
    Joe Gibbs - NFL Washington Redskins
    Dizzy Gillespie - Jazz Musician

  • Reply to

    What I don't understand with MNKD short players.

    by yrubinek Mar 1, 2014 1:54 PM
    mngo1996 mngo1996 Mar 2, 2014 1:30 AM Flag

    "Why should the rest of us be forced to pay through higher insurance premiums and taxes to keep them breathing for years of an unproductive, useless life?"
    AS of 2010, 25.8 million Americans have diabetes — 8.3 percent of the U.S. population. So you think over 25 million Americans are useless.

  • mngo1996 mngo1996 Mar 1, 2014 7:44 PM Flag

    "Dr. Krinsley decreased the mortality of a group of critically ill patients by 29.3% simply by keeping their blood sugar below 140 mg/dl at all times using insulin. This intervention also cut down the incidence of kidney failure and shortened the patients' stay in the ICU."

  • Reply to

    Type 2 hypos- aint what it seems

    by wrawkit Mar 1, 2014 10:33 AM
    mngo1996 mngo1996 Mar 1, 2014 7:21 PM Flag

    Adjust insulin dosage and change insulin regimen such as taking insulin more than one time will reduce the risk of hypos. It is much easier to take insulin multiple times by inhaling than by injecting.

  • mngo1996 mngo1996 Mar 1, 2014 11:39 AM Flag

    "After-meal blood sugar spikes can create quite a quandary for anyone with diabetes, particularly during pregnancy. Research has shown that fetal macrosomia (overgrowth of the baby) becomes more common when post-meal blood sugars exceed 120 mg/dl (6.7 mmol). With post-meal readings above 140 mg/dl (7.8 mmol), the risk more than doubles from baseline.

    Fetal macrosomia can cause many problems during pregnancy. When the baby grows and develops too rapidly, it can lead to a premature and more complicated birth. It may also cause injuries to occur to the baby during delivery."

  • mngo1996 mngo1996 Mar 1, 2014 10:58 AM Flag

    "If post-meal blood sugars do rise above 140 mg/dL and stay there for a significant period of time, the consequences are severe. Prolonged exposure to blood sugars above 140 mg/dL causes irreversible beta cell loss (the beta cells produce insulin) and nerve damage. 1 in 2 “pre-diabetics” get retinopathy, a serious diabetic complication. Cancer rates increase as post-meal blood sugars rise above 160 mg/dL. This study showed stroke risk increased by 25% for every 18 mg/dL rise in post-meal blood sugars. Finally, 1-hour OGTT readings above 155 mg/dL correlate strongly with increased CVD risk."

  • Reply to

    Is there a chance that Afrezza will be rejected?

    by andrewyhbai Feb 27, 2014 10:48 AM
    mngo1996 mngo1996 Feb 27, 2014 11:28 AM Flag

    This is the best mealtime insulin (highest efficacy and less side effect compare to other ultra fast acting insulins).

  • Reply to

    Is there a chance that Afrezza will be rejected?

    by andrewyhbai Feb 27, 2014 10:48 AM
    mngo1996 mngo1996 Feb 27, 2014 11:09 AM Flag

    No. people with very low insulin sensitivity definitely need Afrezza.

  • Reply to

    inside selling

    by pittmed1989 Feb 27, 2014 12:53 AM
    mngo1996 mngo1996 Feb 27, 2014 1:21 AM Flag

    ITMN CEO sold 2 million dollar ITMN share in jan and Feb 2014. Two days ago, ITMN up 170% (after they released their pahse 3 trial result).

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