Medicare will require that those eligible use Cologuard for colon cancer screening. They will not pay $2,500 when they can pay $507. That's a biggy. However, I believe that once people understand that they will no longer be required to fast, spend hours drinking awful tasting liquids, taking laxatives and getting up early to go to the hospital for hours, they will love Cologuard. Another very big advantage is that people will no longer be required to miss a day's pay. I would also suggest that employers will encourage people to use Cologuard to help keep their insurance cost as low as possible. This is a BIG DEAL. Shareholders will be well rewarded.
A Health Ministry statement Monday said the ZMapp drug, made by Mapp Biopharmaceutical Inc. of San Diego, was obtained in Geneva this weekend and brought to Madrid to treat Miguel Pajares.
As a shareholder in several companies I expect management to do all they can to reduce their expenses and increase the returns to shareholders. I don't blame any company for trying to avoid a 35% tax. As an American, I want our government to tax us to provide for the security of our country. I don't want them taxing us to redistribute the wealth of those that have work hard to the people that are mentally and physically able to provide for themselves. I do expect all levels of government to look after the mentally ill. I do not expect the government to provide health insurance for people that had rather spend their money for things other than insurance. I don't expect the government to try an subsidize people that make poor choices or those that refuse to work.
So, I have no problems with corporations that legally avoid taxes. I admit that our tax system needs to be reformed and that could be easily done if we chose to do so. My opinion is that we should drastically reduce the size of Federal government and return needed government control to the states. We don't need federal agencies telling us what to teach in schools, which streets should be paved and when, what health insurance we should buy, what light bulb we should use, or how big our toilets should be.
Let the states decide how much they need to tax corporations within their borders and each state should collect enough taxes to provide funding for whatever our Federal governments need to protect our country.
I don't believe this will happen in my lifetime but it will happen at some point in the future. Americans will rise up at some point and they will regain control of the government. I hope it is done in a peaceful manner via succession.
So ALL the military leaders just sit around waiting to see what was going to happen? It's hard for me to believe that not one person on that night considered scrambling some aid and moving them to a location closer to Benghazi in case they were needed. They all knew that Americans were in danger and that a fire fight was taking place but they all just thought that there was no need to try and help them because they would be dead by the time we got there. If that is true we need bring every American military personnel home today. If we can't protect our people overseas we need to bring them home. I guess the Marines need to stop saying that they will never leave a fellow Marines on the battle field. Those same officers that testified should be asked why not a one of them didn't put planes in the air in hopes of rescuing there fellow soldiers. They could have turned the planes around if they arrived to late to help. The point that they NEVER sent a rescue team tells me loud and clear that SOMEONE told them not to send in rescue personnel. I don't believe you will every convince an ex-military person otherwise.
Based on the many questions and opinions it looks like the drug has some benefits and work for almost three years. In my opinion this means that we need this drug approved now and that studies should continue to determine the most effective dosage should be based on the growth of the children taking the drug. It's my belief that all drugs should be based on a person's weight not on age. It doesn't make sense to me that a 100 pound woman should be dosed with the same amount of a drug that a 300 pound man would get. These kids need help now and should have access to the drug now. Doesn't make any sense to just let them suffer until the FDA is completely satisfied the drug will work the same for everyone that takes it. I would not make that statement for a drug that has safety issues but so far I haven't seen any discussion of safety issues.
I have written my Senators and Congressman asking them to not fund Obama's mistake. He created the problem and he needs to figure out how to pay for it. He has a pen and a phone and he can act without congress so let him have at it.
We no longer need FDA approval to make drugs available for people. All you have to do is to get your State representatives and the Governor of you State to approve drugs you need. Stop waiting years conducting multiple trials to get a drug approved. You think I am crazy? Just look what the States are doing with Marijuana. They have bypassed the FDA all together. The president is allowing this and we now have precedence to skip the FDA
We no longer need FDA approval to make drugs available for people. All you have to do is to get your State representatives and the Governor of you State to approve drugs you need. Stop waiting years conducting multiple trials to get a drug approved. You think I am crazy? Just look what the States are doing with Marijuana. They have bypassed the FDA all together. The president is allowing this and we now have precedence to skip the FDA.
I for one like the way this news was rolled out. Good news that lawsuit is settled, bad news is more stocks outstanding, good news conference call Monday to give company update and release of Publication. I think it's also good news that the plaintiffs were willing to take stock rather than cash. You would not take stock if you didn't think it had some value. Don't know which way the stock price will go but until Monday night it should stay stable unless news leaks over the weekend. Good news would make for a Great Father's Day.