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    ETRM needs A CEO, this one has

    by wisetobeme Aug 21, 2015 10:15 AM
    pharmaapproved pharmaapproved Aug 21, 2015 2:25 PM Flag

    August 4, 2015
    United States Patent: 9,095,711
    Systems for regulation of blood pressure and heart rate
    Abstract
    A method and apparatus for treating a condition associated with impaired blood pressure and/or heart rate in a subject comprising applying an electrical treatment signal, wherein the electrical treatment signal is selected to at least partially block nerve impulses, or in some embodiments, to augment nerve impulses.

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    Thoughts

    by jayjasmine Aug 17, 2015 2:15 PM
    pharmaapproved pharmaapproved Aug 18, 2015 12:21 PM Flag

    Gary, There's no doubt you and others where right about the timing for coverage. Where I got it wrong was believing with FDA approval "speculation" would drive us higher. No one seen etrm's bungled offering coming. With that said I gave them a free pass because I believe the technology, what patients are saying and the interest from centers and surgeons from across the country. I also think they're back on track with the different programs they have going on. Still a highly speculative play but I can think of worse companies with nothing to offer who are in far better shape pps wise. Good Luck!!

  • Reply to

    Thoughts

    by jayjasmine Aug 17, 2015 2:15 PM
    pharmaapproved pharmaapproved Aug 18, 2015 9:45 AM Flag

    I agree not only has the access program changed the insurance issue enough to get some coverage, the risk sharing plan will surly help in pulling providers on-board when they realize the cost will be much less than other alternatives. The recent data suggesting other alternatives are very costly post surgery should have vbloc looking pretty rosy.

  • Reply to

    ABC7 story

    by exski99 Aug 16, 2015 7:55 PM
    pharmaapproved pharmaapproved Aug 16, 2015 7:58 PM Flag

    Yes, and I have a hard time believing they are alone.

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    Early Morning VA thinking

    by demesnedenoir Aug 16, 2015 8:22 AM
    pharmaapproved pharmaapproved Aug 16, 2015 7:57 PM Flag

    I'm not exactly sure how etrm will structure their risk based contracts but here is a decent read about it for comparison.

    modernhealthcareDOTcom/article/20141206/MAGAZINE/312069964

  • smtaDOTorg/medical/

    smtaDOTorg/medical/Medical-Symposium-Abstracts-2015DOTpdf

    smtaDOTorg/medical/Medical-Symposium-Agenda-2015DOTpdf

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    Early Morning VA thinking

    by demesnedenoir Aug 16, 2015 8:22 AM
    pharmaapproved pharmaapproved Aug 16, 2015 12:49 PM Flag

    "At the conference Knudson mentioned a cost sharing scenario or some kind of program with the centers that he didn't address"

    I think this is what you are referring to.
    He was saying that due to vbloc being much safer with less complications or readmission rates due to complications which are as much as 12% they could take the risk. Providers would find this favorable as long-term cost would be much smaller to them.

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    Pff someone stop this bleeding....

    by humblery Aug 11, 2015 2:22 PM
    pharmaapproved pharmaapproved Aug 11, 2015 3:59 PM Flag

    Maybe Alphabet is interested
    forbesDOTcom/sites/dandiamond/2015/08/11/google-is-now-alphabet-and-it-could-spell-big-things-for-healthcare/?utm_campaign=Forbes&utm_source=TWITTER&utm_medium=social&utm_channel=Business&linkId=16214207

  • Reply to

    Pff someone stop this bleeding....

    by humblery Aug 11, 2015 2:22 PM
    pharmaapproved pharmaapproved Aug 11, 2015 3:51 PM Flag

    The company should be put on the auction block selling to highest bidder. They better do something before this hits ZERO!

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    There is no demand for vBloc!

    by deuxtrends Aug 10, 2015 8:33 PM
    pharmaapproved pharmaapproved Aug 11, 2015 9:51 AM Flag

    I would venture to say more people ignore you if not who cares. I back my post up 75% of the time with facts followed with a link. The only thing you have going for you right now and thanks to etrm is the recent blunder causing a depressed pps. Because your'e wrong about most everything else starting with the fact they would not get FDA approval.

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    There is no demand for vBloc!

    by deuxtrends Aug 10, 2015 8:33 PM
    pharmaapproved pharmaapproved Aug 11, 2015 9:37 AM Flag

    I think you can forget about the atm for a while at this depressing pps. I have prepared/positioned myself for a split. And before anyone says anything about a split being the final nail in the coffin you should look around and see what has been happening recently with the companies doing them. The fact is this was always a spec play and still is, but the jury is still out.

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    There is no demand for vBloc!

    by deuxtrends Aug 10, 2015 8:33 PM
    pharmaapproved pharmaapproved Aug 11, 2015 8:55 AM Flag

    You act like your'e a fly on the wall in every office across the country. The fact is you know no more than any of us do when it comes to demand. First we had to have the docs/centers on-board before anything could happen and that just so happens to take time. As mentioned by another poster there are patients being screened/scheduled for surgery as we speak. Hey, aren't you the one who said they wouldn't get FDA approval?

    We have an FDA approved device entering a Billion $$$ market with a growing list of surgeons/centers on-board with provider coverage starting to take shape. The jury is still out when it comes to how well the device will be accepted by patients. We all know the idiots in Minnesota can't get out of their own way but I'm betting the device sells itself with the help of surgeons pushing it to the 99% of potential candidates who don't want their guts ripped apart.

    Fourth line therapy? Not everyone can take pills for various reasons, and many more don't want extremely invasive surgery. So after diet & exercise Vbloc would be the next option for many.

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    Nothing worst than ex-longs who can't move on

    by pharmaapproved Aug 10, 2015 11:04 AM
    pharmaapproved pharmaapproved Aug 10, 2015 11:43 AM Flag

    The problem is enterormedics holds the technology, at least until someone else builds a better device without stepping on the patents. Like I said I still believe in the device and there is no other way to play this other than buying into enteromedics until something changes. I have read over and over what docs/centers/researchers are saying about this new revolutionary device. I will stick with what the pros say.

  • I still believe in the product and believe we will be hearing about it for years to come.
    Averaging down
    EOM

  • Reply to

    Grass root marketing Idea

    by djhpacer13 Aug 5, 2015 10:09 AM
    pharmaapproved pharmaapproved Aug 5, 2015 12:53 PM Flag

    fwiw: vBloc Social Media pages updated.

  • Reply to

    oozhe

    by pharmaapproved Aug 4, 2015 2:46 PM
    pharmaapproved pharmaapproved Aug 4, 2015 9:39 PM Flag

    ooz, Well there's my answer I guess to my question above. I asked you who you where in contact with at the different centers. You are saying "I did indeed speak directly to the implanting surgeons or their admin heads to get the info" you are so lying. There is no way in hell as fast as you where posting the different centers today you where speaking with surgeons. And like I said earlier I too was contacting these centers and found out quickly the schedulers are the ones who you need to talk to and they're aren't talking. However they will ask you if you would like to set up an appointment to discuss vbloc.

  • pharmaapproved by pharmaapproved Aug 4, 2015 2:46 PM Flag

    You sure are spending a lot of time and effort to find this information out for someone with no position. I know because I have called around myself trying to get the upper edge if there is one to be had. But to be honest which I do not think you are by the way it is not easy to obtain this information. First off NO one is really talking which I knew I could possibly run into being that medical information like this is NOT typically available unless the company, center, or doc releases a PR saying so.

    My experience was when asking the different centers about surgeries performed is the person on the phone did not know. I find it hard to believe that someone who says they didn't know means there have been no procedures performed. To me it sounds more like there has been interest but they're not sure if they have prodeded with the surgery yet or not. I asked to speak with someone who would know and found out quickly they arn't talking. So who from each center is giving this information regarding procedures performed?

    You said in an earlier post that Winthrop-University has only performed one surgery. One that we know about yes, but to date I find that highly suspicious unless you're calling Dr. Colin Braithwaite a liar. Here is what he said in the video link provided below. "We have seen a number of patients already and they're being prepared for surgery." Lets remeber this was said over a month ago. Do you really believe he is the only Doctor seeing a numebr of patients preparing them for surgery?

    abc7nyDOTcom/health/are-you-the-right-candidate-for-vbloc-heres-how-you-know/818636/

  • pharmaapproved pharmaapproved Aug 3, 2015 10:51 AM Flag

    Hey Gary,
    Lonnol Coates seems to be doing well after being canned by Eisai.
    LXRX on fire after recent 7-1 split

  • pharmaapproved pharmaapproved Aug 3, 2015 8:42 AM Flag

    LOL, so now you agree the company lost it (not she herself) in the biding process, but still claim she has done nothing for a year. Do yourself some better dd. With today's news she now holds 4 positions.

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