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occdocc 2 posts  |  Last Activity: Jul 3, 2015 8:18 PM Member since: Aug 22, 2007
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  • occdocc by occdocc Jul 3, 2015 8:18 PM Flag

    Tom, you haven't posted for so long I wonder if you are still alive. I assume that you, like myself, got out of HSKA when it reached $30 per share, which is really $3 per share considering the reverse split that occurred so long ago that the new crop of shareholders are not aware it even occurred. I continue to watch the company and assume that more bad news will eventually surface. Buffalo Bob continues to lurk in the background, collecting his golden parachute money. Just think what the P&L would look like without him sucking the company's tit.

  • occdocc by occdocc Jul 2, 2015 8:45 PM Flag

    By way of introduction, I am a physician and healthcare executive. While I admire the attributes, both business wise as well as physical, of the wonderwoman who has shepherded Theranos to this point, there are so many holes in this whole story that I don't know where to start. In the first place, the FDA approval was granted for a HIV test to be carried out in Walgreens. This is fine from a business standpoint, since there will always be a small number of nervous people who will go to get tested for an imagined problem. This is a long way from mass testing in Africa and other places where testing is sorely needed. Now with respect to the troponin test that they report having, I can assure you that it is not FDA approved and will not be if clinical studies similar to what TRIB has done. The troponin test will never be accepted by hospitals without these clearances for obvious medicolegal reasons. Do you think that an ambulance with trained EMTs that have been called to a patient with crushing chest pain will stop by a Walgreens on the way to the ED to have a low cost troponin test done? And what if the initial test is negative? Do you repeat it in an hour or do you head on to the ER? Come on folks, have some common sense!! The medical community is not involved with the big lab companies in some devious scheme to #$%$. It costs money to make sure that the results your healthcare providers get are accurate!! Jesus!

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