How are the poor people going to pay co-pays and annual deductibles under obamacare insurance polices? Right now when they are sick they go to the emergency rooms and are treated and never pay their bills because they have no money. Soon they will be told to go to a doctor and if they do they will have to pay co-pays BEFORE they see the doctor. How is this going to work? I haven't heard anyone discuss this. If you know, please let me know. If this question has been aswered, I would like to know the answer.
I was dropped from my company insurance plan and I had to get a new plan. The copay for Vacespa went from $37.00 a month to $96 a month and two other drugs went from $34. to $92 and from $4.00 to $63.00. I can't afford those increases plus the increase of over $200.00 per month for my premium. I hope that I can get these Tier III and V drugs from the VA but I am not sure. With Vacespa my TG's have dropped and I have lost 12 pounds in the last six months. I sure would hate to go back to OTC fish oil.
. Randall Mills, PhD
Chief Executive Officer
Osiris Therapeutics, Inc.
7015 Albert Einstein Drive
Columbia, MD 21046-1707
Dear Dr. Mills:
During an inspection of your firm, Osiris Therapeutics, Inc., located at 7015 Albert Einstein Drive, Columbia, MD, from May 23 to June 4, 2013, investigators from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) collected information on the manufacture of a number of products that are derived from amniotic and chorionic tissue (amniotic/chorionic-based products). This information was provided to the FDA’s Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER) for review.
You are currently registered with the FDA to screen, test, package, process, store, label, and distribute a variety of amniotic/chorionic-based products. These products include: Ovation®,Grafix PRIME®, Grafix CORE®, and Grafix XC™, all of which are intended for use, among other things, in the repair, replacement, or reconstruction of tissue defects, as well as wound healing and tissue repair. These amniotic/chorionic-based products are human cells, tissues, and cellular and tissue-based products (HCT/Ps) as defined in 21 CFR 1271.3(d). However, these products are HCT/Ps that do not meet all of the criteria in 21 CFR 1271.10(a) and therefore, are not regulated solely under section 361 of the Public Health Service Act (PHS Act) and the regulations in 21 CFR Part 1271.
Your Ovation® product does not meet the minimal manipulation criterion set forth in 21 CFR 1271.3(f)(1) because your manufacturing process alters the original relevant characteristics of the tissue relating to the tissue’s utility for reconstruction, repair, or replacement. The original relevant characteristics of the structural tissue are altered significantly by the processing, which includes --------(b)(4)-------- of the chorionic membrane, ------------------------------------------------------------------------------(b)(4)---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
I took it right off the FDA Website. Are you saying that the FDA data base has been hacked? Do you have any proof of that? Or are you just implying that I am a liar? If you don't believe me get off your butt and look it up yourself.
Apparently you don't know the answer either. That's why you try to avoid the question and blame others for your lack of knowledge.
I have been driving one for two years. My son-in-law buys, repair and sell them all the time. You can get a $20,000 car for a couple thousand dollars and spend a small amount to repair them. Good business.
My only point is IR should have ALREADY taken whatever actions necessary to keep shareholders informed about earnings. I will make it simple - if you tell your children that Thursday is Halloween they will be expecting candy on Thursday. If you wait until Friday to tell them that they can not go trick or treating do you think they would be happy?
I went to the dentist this morning and of course the conversation turned to obamacare. My female hygienist said, "Well Ray at least you now have maternity insurance. My female Dentist said, "The next time you come in I expect you to be pregnant". AND, of course, I said, " I probably will be because Obama has already screwed me". It took us several minutes to stop laughing and get back to checking my teeth.
If ACTC management has something to announce they will have to announce it before the meeting. If there is any news it will be announced after the market closes today or before the market opens tomorrow. You can't release major news to just a select group of people. New must be issued to everyone at the same time. I am sure hoping that we get an annoncement before the market opens tomorrow.
I bought more SRPT and FB this afternoon. You can't listen to the shorts. You lose money everytime.
Markets don't like surprises. The earnings date on Yahoo has been out there for awhile. If the company didn't plan on meeting that day they should have issued a press release as to when earnings would be released. Someone is asleep at the wheel and should wake up and issue a press release as to when earning WILL be released. It is not that difficult. Shows me that someone in IR should be sitting in the CEO's office right now.
I feel terrible for the parents and the boys. They have worked hard to get help and they thought they had hope. The FDA sure pulled the rug out from under these folks. I hope that some allowance will be made for the boys that are in the current study.
From what I have heard this far on the conference call is that the FDA made their decision to require SRPT to do a full phase III trial was based on what the FDA saw on the GlaxoSmithKline data. Had nothing to do with any change in SRPT's data. I am sure that will get a lot of questions in the coming days. Several congressmen have been involved with SRPT's drug approval and perhaps some of them might ask the FDA to justify their decision. Never heard of one drug being based on the studies done on another drug.
Elk, here is a shocker for you, I don't really care about the poor. If they don't want to be poor they can get a better education or work more hours. That is why I am no longer poor. I worked 17 hour days for three years to get my family a better standard of living. I do care about the sick and mentally ill but we have programs to help them in America. It's not the governments job or responsibility to raise everyone's standard of living. If you chose to spend your families hard earn money on the poor, more power to you but you have no right to take my money and give it to people that refuse to work or better themselves. I know people that make a lot more money than I do and they chose not to have health insurance and had rather spend their money on other things. That is their choice and you and others shouldn't tell them that they should buy insurance. I don't think you need to drive a nice car so you should drive an older car so I can buy me a new car. Doesn't make any sense does it?
I have no problem with anyone regardless of their occupation making a lot of money. Are you just as upset about ball players, movie stars, etc making millions and millions of dollar as you are with CEO's making a lot of money? Are you saying that the government (Obama) should set how much money is too much money for a person to make? Do you think the lottery should be shut down because a few people are making millions of dollars? Why are you just picking on CEO's? Last time I check Tiger Woods doesn't have his foot on anyone's neck.
There are already more holidays than there are days on the calendar. I heard that the government is looking to add a couple of more months so that groups will not have to share the same dates. I am a vet and it doesn't bother me one bit if anyone recognizes us. What gets to me is that now all vets are heroes. I think they are using that word very loosely. Many of todays vets are making good money for doing a job. The chose to service and my guess the vast majority serve to provide for themselves and their families not for country. I served because I had a choice between serving or prison. That doesn't make me a hero. Also, illegals are joining our military in droves because the pay if far greater than they can make anywhere else in the world. They aslo know that after their tour they can file (on average) 14 disability claims and draw a fat check for the rest of their lives. That has to stop. Now go ahead and tell me what a butt I am for speaking my mind and telling the truth.
After reading the letter from the FDA I sold my OSIR stock thinking that it was all over here since the letter indicated that OSIR broke a couple of laws. All of a sudden I see that the stock has took off again. Can anyone explain what happen? Do we just ignore the fact that OSIR broke the law and that the FDA has asked them to stop promoting their product. I really need to understand this. Was the untitled letter a FAKE? I would love to buy back in but can't until I understand what happen.
Why would you give a dying person a placebo? Makes no sense because you know the placebo will do nothing for them. Give them the stem cells and if it works fine. If not, you have done them no harm.
Blackmarango are you aware that come January 2nd people that signed up for obamacare will have to start paying co-pays, will have to pay thousands of dollar out of pocket plus they will be responsible for 30% of their medical bills. Folks that use to go to the emergency rooms and pay nothing will now have to hand over their obamacare insurance card and they will be charged for their visit. If they run up a tab on obamacare the 6,000 IRS people will come knocking on their doors demanding they pay up. IRS can put a lien on anything they might owe or even put them in jail. That is why obama put the IRS in charge of enforcement of obamacare. Enjoy your new coverage.