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    Kevin Douglas 13D Filed

    by demesnedenoir 1 hour 58 minutes ago
    pharmaapproved pharmaapproved 1 hour 43 minutes ago Flag

    Nice, I would love to put pressure on them shorts.
    S/I: down slightly
    30 days volume to cover

  • Reply to

    Dr Chae "Certified"

    by demesnedenoir 5 hours ago
    pharmaapproved pharmaapproved 2 hours 56 minutes ago Flag

    prnewswireDOTcom/news-releases/dr-frank-chae-at-sky-ridge-medical-center-first-in-colorado-certified-to-offer-vbloc-vagal-blocking-therapy-for-the-treatment-of-obesity-300089506DOThtml

  • Reply to

    Dr Chae "Certified"

    by demesnedenoir 5 hours ago
    pharmaapproved pharmaapproved 3 hours ago Flag

    I thought when you said "PR" you where referring to the video posted this morning. I see the "PR" your speaking of just now making its rounds. I don't see it on Yahoo yet though.

  • Reply to

    Dr Chae "Certified"

    by demesnedenoir 5 hours ago
    pharmaapproved pharmaapproved 4 hours ago Flag

    Good observation! Also seen this recently where these centers are luring in patients with nice advertising.
    Dr. William Avara and Dr. Jason Payne

    "Lower Surgical Complications than Other Options. vBloc Therapy has been proven to have a far lower complication rate than traditional weight loss device procedures. If you’re concerned about the complications that come with traditional weight loss surgery, vBloc may be the right alternative for you, giving you peace of mind while helping you achieve your health-related goals. Helping you achieve your personal goals, this new type of treatment can provide you with safe, meaningful weight loss."

    South Mississippi Surgical Center

  • pharmaapproved by pharmaapproved 10 hours ago Flag

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KX0MWj6ADZ0

  • Reply to

    VBLOC idea is good but EFFICACY is NOT THERE

    by taxdemicco May 24, 2015 5:21 PM
    pharmaapproved pharmaapproved May 26, 2015 8:11 AM Flag

    I disagree again. So you believe someone who just found out they have cancer will not do whatever it takes to live a healthier life? I would think they would make the lifestyle changes needed to slow down the process. And if their lucky enough beat it they continue making changes helping them to live a longer, healthier, happier life! What about diabetics? They make lifestyle changes too. I could go on and on about lifestyle changes required to live a healthier life. Unfortunately it takes bad news to get people making better choices.

  • Reply to

    My concerns

    by murfee69 May 23, 2015 1:28 PM
    pharmaapproved pharmaapproved May 26, 2015 7:59 AM Flag

    "juvenile optimism?"
    I thought this was a board where we could agree or disagree. I was just posting why I disagreed even pointing out what I am hearing from various surgeons.
    And unlike some here there are those of us who did not buy at $60, $30, $10 or even $2 for that matter. So although I do feel for those who have lost over the years the time has come. You either believe it will be well accepted or you don't. If you liked it at $60 surly you like it at $1

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    My concerns

    by murfee69 May 23, 2015 1:28 PM
    pharmaapproved pharmaapproved May 24, 2015 8:58 AM Flag

    How many times have we heard only 1% of the qualified patient pool opt for today's invasive surgeries. So when you say people are okay being obese I would disagree. Doctors are telling us patients want to lose weight setting up initial visits but don't like their options. So they leave with no where else to turn (Hello Vbloc). And who could blame them with the side effects, future complications and revisions.

    "Dr. Shah, “But they don’t want the other things we have to offer, like the bypass or the sleeve because it’s really complicated!" Who do you think "they" are?

    Lapband was the cream of the crop several years ago, but not so much today. Potential patients passing due to band slippage, not being able to eat solid foods, band erosion ect... I even read a story where a band became embedded in a patients liver. Who wants to take on that risk!?

    Vbloc as you mentioned is by far the safest option to date and effective!

  • "This is a great, safe alternative for patients to treat their obesity.”

    "Mike says not only has he maintained his weight loss but he has saved a lot of money. He takes fewer medications for blood pressure and cholesterol, has fewer doctors’ appointments, eats less food, and spends less on clothing because now he doesn’t have to buy at the big and tall stores."

    bostonDOTcbslocalDOTcom/2015/05/21/boston-hospital-using-pacemaker-to-fight-obesity/

  • pharmaapproved pharmaapproved May 22, 2015 10:23 AM Flag

    All I know is what I posted. What I quoted is what someone posted on etrm Facebook page.

  • pharmaapproved pharmaapproved May 22, 2015 9:24 AM Flag

    I guess you're probably right along with the fact the whole obesity sector has not lived up to what analyst/investors where expecting. I suppose etrm is going to have to prove all the skeptics wrong before getting better coverage as they quit speculating on the need to treat the obese. I can list many companies who have far less who are also years away from anything, losing money, and still carry high valuation on speculation alone. And what do people think. They really believe etrm won't be able to get financing when they need it. The atm is not as bad as people make it out to be.

    brinsonpatrickDOTcom/about-atms/atm-faq/

  • Reply to

    Nausea, Chest Pain, Oh My

    by crew_run May 21, 2015 11:07 AM
    pharmaapproved pharmaapproved May 21, 2015 11:29 AM Flag

    Lap-Band
    placement include Band slippage, nausea, vomiting, acid reflux, heartburn, stomach ulcer, gastritis, gas bloat, trouble swallowing, dehydration, diarrhea, constipation and weight regain.

    Gastric bypass surgery
    leakage through staples or sutures, ulcers in the stomach or small intestine, blood clots in the lungs or legs, stretching of the pouch or esophagus, persistent vomiting and abdominal pain, inflammation of the gallbladder
    From minor to massive bleeding that can lead to the need for emergency surgery transfusion or death.
    Blood Clots
    Also called deep vein thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolus that can sometimes cause death.
    Infections Including wound infections, bladder infections, pneumonia, skin-infections and deep abdominal infections that can sometimes lead to death.
    Leak After operation to bypass the stomach the new connections can leak stomach acid, bacteria and digestive enzymes causing a severe abscess and infection. This can require repeated surgery, and intensive care and even death.
    Narrowing (stricture) Narrowing (stricture) or ulceration of the connection between the stomach and the small bowel can occur after the operation.
    Dumping Syndrome (Symptoms of the dumping syndrome include cardiovascular problems with weakness, sweating, nausea, diarrhea and dizziness)
    Bowel Obstruction Any operation in the abdomen can leave behind scar tissue that can put the patient at risk for later bowel blockage.
    Loss of Bodily Function Including stroke, heart attack, limb loss Hernia Cuts in the abdominal wall can lead to hernias after surgery.
    Patients undergoing gastric bypass may develop ulcers of the pouch, the bottom of the stomach or parts of the intestine. Ulcers may require medical or surgical treatment, and have complications of chronic pain, bleeding, and perforation.
    Depression is a common medical illness and has been found to be particularly common

  • Reply to

    Nausea, Chest Pain, Oh My

    by crew_run May 21, 2015 11:07 AM
    pharmaapproved pharmaapproved May 21, 2015 11:27 AM Flag

    Side Effects of approved drugs:
    Valvular heart disease, Changes in attention or memory, Mental problems, Depression or thoughts of suicide, Painful erections, Headache, dizziness, fatigue, nausea, dry mouth, constipation, Birth defects (cleft lip/cleft palate) insomnia, panic attacks, Serious eye problems, Concentration, memory, and speech difficulties, seizures, Kidney stones, rash, itching, hives, fever, swollen lymph glands, painful sores in your mouth or around your eyes, swelling of your lips or tongue, chest pain, trouble breathing, liver damage, hepatitis and the list goes on
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Drug Interactions:
    OREX Contrave = (Bupropion and Naltrexone)
    365 major drug interactions (1939 brand and generic names)
    358 moderate drug interactions (4404 brand and generic names)
    7 minor drug interactions (19 brand and generic names)
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    ARENA BELVIQ = Novel
    196 major drug interactions (1541 brand and generic names)
    213 moderate drug interactions (1429 brand and generic names)
    3 minor drug interactions (8 brand and generic names)
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    VIVUS Qsymia = (P and Topiramate)
    394 major drug interactions (2758 brand and generic names)
    343 moderate drug interactions (2277 brand and generic names)
    4 minor drug interactions (15 brand and generic names)
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    EnteroMedics VBLOC Maestro = Novel
    0 Major drug interaction
    0 Moderate drug interactions
    0 Minor drug interactions
    Side effects: Initial pain at incision site, belching, mild nausea, and heartburn which goes away in a week or so

  • pharmaapproved pharmaapproved May 21, 2015 10:59 AM Flag

    I just don't get it. I keep telling myself we are flying under the radar, and the tide will turn once noticed. IMO this should trading $3+ on speculation alone!

  • pharmaapproved pharmaapproved May 21, 2015 10:56 AM Flag

    Hope so, good spokesperson to have I think.
    ETRM Facebook " I have an appointment with a VBLOC surgeon here in Houston (Dr Gomez) next week. Extremely excited about this. ... cannot wait."

  • Good Morning America this morning
    http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/video/weight-loss-breakthrough-31201346

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    Featured This Morning....

    by fhwhome May 21, 2015 8:09 AM
    pharmaapproved pharmaapproved May 21, 2015 10:15 AM Flag

    Thanks, I found it.

    Scientist say revolutionary device most effective weapon yet to fight obesity.
    http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/video/weight-loss-breakthrough-31201346

  • Reply to

    Featured This Morning....

    by fhwhome May 21, 2015 8:09 AM
    pharmaapproved pharmaapproved May 21, 2015 9:25 AM Flag

    What was said exactly? Was there a Doctor on the show, and if so any idea who it was?

  • Reply to

    Is this 1st training implant?

    by taxdemicco May 20, 2015 9:16 AM
    pharmaapproved pharmaapproved May 20, 2015 9:29 AM Flag

    I don't know what your agenda is here, but after viewing your post for several days now you must be short. This was the first commercial implant. If you payed attention for the last several months you would know this is exactly where they said they would start. And that is with the existing centers who where part of the trials. They did this because they "training" would be nothing more than a refresher.

    I wonder how many of the surgeons on-board used this opportunity to be trained? Speaking of, the train is about to leave the station.

    DYODD

  • pharmaapproved pharmaapproved May 20, 2015 7:53 AM Flag

    LOL Robin Roberts

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