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pharmaapproved 35 posts  |  Last Activity: May 23, 2016 12:28 PM Member since: Jun 12, 2012
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  • pharmaapproved pharmaapproved Apr 5, 2016 7:12 PM Flag

    The FDA and the Advisory Panel Members where clear "We need to fill the gap between weight loss pills and invasive surgery." Vbloc clearly does that and with the news today it beats out other surgical procedures, some by a mile!

    "Results observed in the moderately obese population provide strong support for vBloc Therapy's application within this subgroup of patients, many of whom are not willing to undergo, or not appropriate for, more aggressive surgical interventions," said Scott Shikora, M.D., F.A.C.S., EnteroMedics Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer. "We look forward to further understanding how vBloc performs in this population, as we continue to review long-term data derived from ReCharge and other vBloc studies."

    I see some people questioning the PR. I think all names below have far to much to lose for some bs news.
    John M. Morton, Sajani N. Shah, Bruce M. Wolfe, Caroline M. Apovian, Christopher J. Miller, Katherine S. Tweden , Charles J. Billington, Scott A. Shikora

  • pharmaapproved pharmaapproved Apr 5, 2016 3:08 PM Flag

    Not hardly, I'm in it for the long haul, like you and IGXT. But you knew that!!

  • Reply to

    ABC news FL

    by bahmad1000 Jan 29, 2016 1:31 PM
    pharmaapproved pharmaapproved Mar 23, 2016 9:05 AM Flag

    For some reason I can't get the link to post. The lady in this story started a blog which can be viewed At Florida Hospital Tampa website.

    Here are a few things she said:

    On January 27, 2016, I had my surgery. I could not be happier! Today it is six weeks and I have lost 17 pounds.
    Myra’s vBloc Story: Why I Chose vBloc

    Like 99% of people, I had tried every diet around, they would work for a while, but always were impossible to live with long term. I did consider gastric bypass

  • Reply to

    New filing out

    by pharmaapproved Mar 22, 2016 12:37 PM
    pharmaapproved pharmaapproved Mar 22, 2016 3:51 PM Flag

    Yeah, it is something to complain about. I am not sure how long you been here but if you remember they delayed this after FDA approval. The board supposedly felt like milestones weren't met then. So other than Winthrop and few more surgeries what made them think the right time was now?

    As for the "realstat-spence" comment, that is something they might say, you would be blind to think otherwise. What I got tired of was the nay-sayers who say the device doesn't work.

  • pharmaapproved by pharmaapproved Mar 22, 2016 12:37 PM Flag

    Kevin Douglas holding strong. I was wondering about him. I really hope someone reigns in compensation for these guys. Looks like they paid themselves well in February.

    The Board of Directors approved bonus awards of $66,224, $13,274, $135,453, $53,075, $49,088, $42,286 and $41,700 for Dr. Knudson, Mr. Gladney, Mr. Lea, Dr. Shikora, Mr. Hancock, Mr. Donders and Dr. Tweden, respectively. These bonus awards were paid to the named executive officers in February 2016.
    Additionally, pursuant to Amendment No. 2 to Mr. Lea’s employment agreement, discussed in further detail below under the heading “Employment Agreements,” Mr. Lea was deemed to have achieved 100% of the corporate performance objectives and individual performance objectives under the Management Incentive Plan and a 20% premium on his bonus for 2015. Also, based on his offer letter, Dr. Shikora was deemed to have achieved 100% of the corporate performance objectives.

    Pathetic!!

  • pharmaapproved pharmaapproved Mar 15, 2016 1:56 PM Flag

    I do understand the point you where trying to make. But again it is not outside the realm of possibility.

    The messages on a message board should always be viewed with skepticism.

    I do not drink anyone's "koolaid" but my own, it is potent. I have only once made a decision based entirely off what a poster has recommended who I think is very knowledgeable. Turned out he/she was right! The company was Mannkind which I did very well in getting in/out a the most opportune time. I would NEVER suggest anyone doing that.

    You keep insinuating along with others I am, or have somehow been responsible for investors losing money here. Tell me what I have lied about or ever said to mislead investors? I am losing too.

    I am invested in the company and will continue to be for the foreseeable future. It is just my style I guess to share things I find which are most generally related to the company, space, or technology. I know some don't like it calling it pumpery and that's fine. But there is an easy solution, it's the ignore tab.

  • pharmaapproved pharmaapproved Mar 11, 2016 3:41 PM Flag

    Not sure about Gladney but it's not outside realm of possibility.

    GlaxoSmithKline, the UK pharmaceutical company, is pioneering a different approach: so-called bioelectronics, or electroceuticals. These aim to turn our electrical impulses into a mainstay of medical treatment.

    Kris Famm, head of bioelectronics research at GSK, says "scientists are learning how the electrical language of the body controls human organs in order to provide precision therapies. What we’ve learnt so far looks very promising,” he says.The aim is to develop products without the side effects of today’s drugs

  • Role of the vagus nerve in the development and treatment of diet-induced obesity

    onlinelibraryDOTwileyDOTcom/doi/10.1113/JP271538/abstract

  • Reply to

    Where is OOZ

    by pharmaapproved Feb 2, 2016 1:17 PM
    pharmaapproved pharmaapproved Mar 7, 2016 8:35 AM Flag

    Well ETRM did get FDA approval for a device entering potentially a multi billion dollar market. They have no partner, enough cash for 1 year, and provider coverage has started.
    Good luck!!

  • Reply to

    Where is OOZ

    by pharmaapproved Feb 2, 2016 1:17 PM
    pharmaapproved pharmaapproved Mar 3, 2016 12:40 PM Flag

    Thanks for the tip "ooz". I am out for now, something doesn't feel right.
    Good Luck!!

  • pharmaapproved pharmaapproved Mar 3, 2016 12:23 PM Flag

    You could say that with any company. You have to spend money to make money. Besides, I am just putting it out there for those interested as to what is going on.

  • GlaxoSmithKline, the UK pharmaceutical company, is pioneering a different approach: so-called bioelectronics, or electroceuticals. These aim to turn our electrical impulses into a mainstay of medical treatment.

    Kris Famm, head of bioelectronics research at GSK, says scientists are learning how the electrical language of the body controls human organs in order to provide precision therapies. “What we’ve learnt so far looks very promising,” he says.

    The aim is to develop products without the side effects of today’s drugs
    EnteroMedics, based in Minnesota, has a more advanced clinical programme also targeting the vagus nerve. Results suggest that intermittently blocking the nerve with high-frequency electrical impulses can help obese people lose weight by reducing their appetite. But some experts worry that treatments aimed at the vagus nerve, which reaches so many organs, may have unwanted side-effects.

    nicosiamoneynewsDOTcom/2016/03/02/scientists-aim-to-harness-bodys-electrical-impulses/

  • JOB SUMMARY

    A Patient Relationship Coordinator is an individual that qualifies, educates and supports a patient from interest in the technology to implant. This individual will be dedicated to vBloc therapy, performing tasks that are tailored to meet the patient’s individual engagement needs in order to deliver a clinically qualified and committed patient to vBloc implanting centers.

  • Reply to

    OT: I wonder what Oozhe thinks of his OREX

    by luckyman.1004 Feb 26, 2016 4:29 PM
    pharmaapproved pharmaapproved Feb 27, 2016 11:46 AM Flag

    Thanks Gary, I tried responding to his post but for some reason it didn't go through. Let us see if it does here.

    1. Good for you Duex, I didn't know YOU making money in 2011-2012 had the power to shed light on someone else investing capabilities. That is pretty awesome!

    2. This thread is about a recommendation a poster made who to date has been wrong. And the truth is it doesn't even fuxxing matter! Just a shame he stooped to the level he did for so long

    3. Wrong again. Maybe you missed it but I have enough invested to keep me interested in CLDX. I own them a lot less than $14 or $10 when it was a "STRONG BUY" according to "Mr. Qualified"

    4. VBLOC is much more than a one trick pony. I suppose there is no need to explain it to you since you are the pro and I am the amateur.

    5. "To educate you; the recent PPS decline in CLDX is attributed to binary event that is coming up on news of P3 trials for Rindopepimut against EGFRvIII-Positive Glioblastoma AND has already been granted designation by FDA." Thanks for the refresher.

    6. "Your penny pinching mentality is idiotic and impedes you from having clear and logical arguments when it comes to value investing." What is the argument? That prior management team fumbled the ball on the one yard line, is that what you want me to say? I have said that many, many times. But what I won't do is tell you the tech suxxs as some say. Wait, is that what you're saying now?

    Stay true to yourself, here's some tissue!!

  • pharmaapproved pharmaapproved Feb 25, 2016 12:44 PM Flag

    Show me where you see 50,000 plus people talking about Belviq, Qysima, or Contrave. Do those people talk about their experiences putting their business out there for there friends and family to see? Of coarse there are some people who are happy to share their journey but most will not. And besides no one will ever know you had vbloc implanted. You can't hide you had something done with most of the other procedures. Your friends and family will think you did it all on your own!

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