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rrtzrealmd 73 posts  |  Last Activity: Jul 30, 2015 9:04 PM Member since: Aug 24, 2011
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  • rrtzrealmd rrtzrealmd Jul 22, 2015 6:42 PM Flag

    Actually, YOU sound more in a state of "panic" than anyone. Of course, with SSH bouncing around its 52 week LOW, I guess I can't blame you.

  • Reply to

    Shame on You Al Mann and Your Cronies

    by stock_fanthom Jul 25, 2015 1:41 PM
    rrtzrealmd rrtzrealmd Jul 25, 2015 2:06 PM Flag

    Billionaires don't need no stinkin' transparency!

  • rrtzrealmd rrtzrealmd Jul 22, 2015 6:50 PM Flag

    "...she still holds some 3800 shares and has not increased the 279 share sale amount since her departure from SSH."???

    Seriously? Pardon me a sec:

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    ...oh, man! Thanks! I can always use a good laugh! So she's got a WHOPPING 3800 shares and she hasn't changed her 279 share sale amount???? THAT is something to boast about?

    Not to mention, since she is NO longer a SSH employee, she is NO longer REQUIRED to file how much she owns, sells, or does otherwise with! For all ANYONE knows she sold everything the day after she was FIRED!

    Man, talk about scraping the bottom of the barrel for SOMETHING positive about SSH!

  • ...in Time and People magazines IMPRESSIVE? Made me sit up and take notice! Of course, they WERE for toujeo and NOT afrezza, but SNY has to may some money somehow -- right?

  • The market is really burning with excitement over SSH's announcement about its "Fully Implantable Circulatory Support System," huh?

  • Ross Swift was the much ballyhooed "first c-pulse in Britain" last year who so tearjerkingly got to walk down his daughter down the wedding aisle last year. Well, it appears that about four months after he got c-pulse, he got an LVAD -- which by the US trial would make him a FAIL. From the letter "Upgrade Ambulatory Extra-Aortic Counterpulsation to Full-Support LVAD" written by the docs handling the c-pulse "European" trial in Britain at the Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust., it says, regarding a patient, that "...four months after c-pulse implantation in a patient with underlying history of ischemic heart disease...", he was UPGRADED to an LVAD!

    Best I can tell, the dates fit and Mr. Swift is the ONLY known c-pulse recipient in Britain so far.

    But even MORE interesting were their complaints of PROBLEMS with "dense adhesions...between the aortic wall and the c-pulse cuff..." when they tried to remove the c-pulse and place the LVAD. Unfortunately, I can't copy and paste the quite a bit more they had to say, but they sounded quite unhappy about it. That may explain why there haven't been any more c-pulse implants in Britain. They conclude by saying that it might be a good idea to avoid patients with "borderline left ventricular function" at risk of future LVAD placement. Unfortunately, that includes pretty much ALL class 3 patients and pretty much puts SSH's entire "customer Base" at risk. Now I'm understanding Rosa's sudden interest in pulmonary hypertension!

  • rrtzrealmd rrtzrealmd Jul 6, 2015 11:14 AM Flag

    Which tells you how DESPERATE SSH to find SOMETHING that c-pulse can actually DO! So far, all they've demonstrated in the pivotal trial is that it would probably be very useful in euthanasia!

    So now the "back and fill" starts with one of thr STUPIDEST ideas I ever heard of -- using the c-pulse to "massage" the pulmonary artery to see if it'll reduce pulmonary artery pressure in patients with pulmonary HTN. That HAS to be Rosa's idea! NOBODY else on this planet could come up with anything THAT dumb!

  • Reply to

    The ammo that MNKD has available

    by mannkindly Jul 25, 2015 10:14 AM
    rrtzrealmd rrtzrealmd Jul 25, 2015 11:13 AM Flag

    It seems to me that the primary short arguments should be:

    1. Diabetics simply don't seem interested in afrezza. Even aside from script numbers, looking through various forums like tudiabetes, diabetes blogs, facebook, there is practically NO discussion of afrezza. Subtract the efforts of "afrezzauser" and his "crew" of half dozen or so and practically no one ever brings it up.

    2. Afrezza sales are, in simple fact, pathetic, I doubt there has been a worse launch of a drug in the history of phramaceutical sales. Think the "Edsel" of drugs.

    3. MNKD has "obligation" issues. First, it's obligated to repay 100 million bucks in a couple of weeks. Second, it's obligated to buy 150 million bucks -- give or take based on currency translation -- worth of insulin from a European pharma over the next few years. It's obligated to pay 90 million dollars to Deerfield as milestones are reached. There's the 50 million buck obligation to pay Mann Group.

    Worst of all it's obligated to use the 175 million dollar "credit line" from SNY to pay its share of the losses on afrezza. The bad thing here is that the loan is secured by ALL of MNKD's assets -- afrezza, all of its insulin, even the Valencia facility. When Valencia is sold ALL of the dough must be used to repay the loan. ALL of MNKD's profits MUST be used to repay the loan. SNY has the option of ACCELERATING loan repayment under certain conditions, but I couldn't find what those are. Any refinancing of the 100 million will almost necessarily be a convert -- even more dilution -- or high interest junk bonds. Since there is no way of forecasting future losses, shareholders are left with their necks on the guillotine, so to speak.

    The obvious counterargument are the milestone payments expected from SNY, but since no one knows the requirements to be met and since MNKD insists it can't reveal them -- something I find highly suspicious -- there's no way to anticipate whether they might salvage MNKD's future

  • rrtzrealmd rrtzrealmd Jul 29, 2015 12:40 PM Flag

    Just listen to see if they allow Rosa to speak. If yes, go SHORT! That's all you need to know -- Rosa speaks, go short IMMEDIATELY!

  • Reply to

    SNY Will Let Afrezza Die Slowly

    by gwaynflem Jul 30, 2015 1:54 PM
    rrtzrealmd rrtzrealmd Jul 30, 2015 2:53 PM Flag

    Right now it seems like they're letting it pretty darn quickly! No mention in SNY's conference, no mention in interview with SNY CEO -- just a dead tree waiting for a little push come January.

  • rrtzrealmd by rrtzrealmd May 6, 2015 11:05 PM Flag

    From the press release:

    "Finally, in terms of expanded opportunities beyond congestive heart failure, the Company has initiated a research program with Dr. Mark Slaughter and the Jewish Hospital of Louisville, Kentucky for the treatment of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension."

    Pulmonary hypertension????? For added emphasis, imagine about two feet high: "??????????"

    In the the conference call, Dave IMPLIED -- you might want to sit down at this point -- that they were planning on trying to use the c-pulse to MASSAGE the pulmonary artery! Cross my heart! He said there was reason to believe that "massaging" the pulmonary artery would reduce blood pressure within it. I am NOT making this up! I'm still researching it, but at this point, it is the single DUMBEST thing I have EVER heard of!

    Helpful hint -- when a biotech gets in trouble on a trial, management often starts other "programs" that don't seem to have much to do with the company's original "mission." It helps distract investors from the "trouble" and provides an excuse for future trials and secondaries. Just something to keep in mind.

  • rrtzrealmd rrtzrealmd Jul 10, 2015 9:21 PM Flag

    ....interim analysis?...what interim analysis?...she didn't completeany interim analysis...she couldnt have ...she would have needed DATA to analyze and so far it appears that at most seven patients received a c-pulse and FOUR of those have DIED....

    ....and then there's the question of all those options...she just walked from400000 or more stock options?...either she thought she wouldn't live to see the day those options would be in the money or -- uhhhhhhh...hmmmmmm, come to think of it, you might be right.

  • rrtzrealmd rrtzrealmd Jul 23, 2015 11:19 PM Flag

    I think you have a legitimate concern. It has not been revealed who will execute his will or what the will says. He holds what, like quarter or a third of MNKD's shares. Unless there is some proviso about when the shares can be sold by inheritors, you could be looking at a flood of shares suddenly for sale. It's a question that should be brought up at the next shareholder meeting.

  • rrtzrealmd rrtzrealmd Jul 22, 2015 8:26 PM Flag

    "...couple of facts..."??? Here is the ONLY fact you NEED to know -- SSH has NEVER demonstrated that the device affects the cardiac output in even a SINGLE class 3 CHF patient!

    Why? I'm willing to bet it's because they KNOW already that it won't have ANY affect! That's why the sudden nonsense about using the c-pulse to massage the pulmonary artery to treat pulmonary hypertension and that embarrassing attempt to explain c-pulse's effects by claiming that massaging the aorta stimulates the kidneys to work better!

  • "This research note has been prepared by One Equity Research, LLC on behalf of Sunshine Heart, as part of research coverage services. One Equity Research has received ten thousand dollars as of the date of this report and may receive up to twenty thousand dollars per month for ongoing coverage of Sunshine Heart. An affiliate of One Equity Research, LLC holds an ownership interest in Sunshine Heart. This research note is not an offer or solicitation to buy or sell the securities of Sunshine Heart. The note is for information purposes only, and is not intended to (and is provided explicitly on the condition that it not) be used as the sole basis to make any investment decision. Investors should make their own determinations whether an investment in any particular security is consistent with their investment objectives, risk tolerance, and financial situation."

    Dang! 10 grand up front PLUS up to 20 grand a month PLUS FREE stock just to say nice things about SSH???? Hey! I can do it! I may not be able to look myself in the mirror afterwards but for that kind of loot, who cares! Right?

  • rrtzrealmd rrtzrealmd Jul 22, 2015 8:07 PM Flag

    "She never sold any during her off-boarding..."??? Her "off-boarding"???

    Wait a minute:

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    "Off-boarding"!!! Is that what they call FIRING someones rear end down in Australia?!!! Hoo-boy! Two in one day! I may have to go out and buy some more depends at this rate!

    In any case, once she was FIRED then neither SSH nor Oleson were required to report any further stock transactions. She got to join all the rest of the BAGHOLDERS like yourself!

  • Reply to

    Pics posted on IHUB's MNKD board

    by ex_bio_ceo Jul 25, 2015 12:57 AM
    rrtzrealmd rrtzrealmd Jul 25, 2015 1:08 AM Flag

    Uhhhhhhhh....not terribly convincing. Why did he rip out the pages to take the picture. There's nothing that allows you to identify that it actually is IN Time. Moreover, that looks an awfully lot like the ad that was in that chessy diabetes magazine. I need something better than that I'm afraid.

  • rrtzrealmd rrtzrealmd Jul 25, 2015 10:36 AM Flag

    Same thing as on ihub. Why were pages torn out? Can't identify anything to show it's actually in Time. The ad looks like the one from Diabetes Forecast. Smells a bit fishy I do believe.

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