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tonasket75 227 posts  |  Last Activity: Sep 16, 2015 12:22 AM Member since: May 27, 2002
  • tonasket75 by tonasket75 Sep 16, 2015 12:22 AM Flag

    peanut allergies are huge market. If this pans the moon. a real market for this product, "if". like all biotech, could crash and burn. I am long ...good luck all

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • tonasket75 by tonasket75 Aug 21, 2015 4:05 AM Flag

    If this therapy ever makes it to market , or bought out....the market is huge. I have gone long, the potential is so huge , could not help it. Is my go to hell money willing to lose, but I think worth a look. insider taking profits after IPO is normal, good time to buy. Good luck all

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

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    Phase II Completed

    by pinepowderski Aug 6, 2015 2:48 PM
    tonasket75 tonasket75 Aug 19, 2015 1:54 AM Flag

    peanut allergies population is huge ; any FDA approved therapy will go through the roof IMO. I see these patients all the time in the ER. While after recent seel off, I am down , I am hanging on, the potential upside is huge....good luck all....

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    Insurance Coverage

    by subswazus Jul 9, 2015 9:42 AM
    tonasket75 tonasket75 Aug 15, 2015 3:17 AM Flag

    Medicare will cover if baby boomer or prior IV drug use. Medicare does NOT say what test they accept only their criteria. link:

    assuming OSUR test is FDA approved, then it should be covered under conditions and age and such above. Now that we have an actual treatment and usual CURE for HCV , I think bodes well for OSUR...
    The "treatment" side of HCV is another discussion. Drugs for roughly 70% cure rate are very expensive. Am sure that discussion will come up in future. (On medicare coverage or not). Given that HCV is known to lead to liver cancer...going to hard for CMS to deny treatment for cure.

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    Insurance Coverage

    by subswazus Jul 9, 2015 9:42 AM
    tonasket75 tonasket75 Aug 15, 2015 2:48 AM Flag

    Great question ; dont know the answer , but it would likely fall under the 30 pages of an insurance policy which wants physicians to limit tests and imaging studies ...unless "medically justified"...
    My guess is (commercial insurance generally follows what Medicare allows as valid testing) is if the patient has risk factors, voices concerns, and since there are now treatments for first time for HCV , that they could not deny payment for rapid HCV . It is a silent killer and leads to liver cancer. Prudent physicians should inquire about risk factors for HCV and if documented in medical record, cant see insurance companies being able to deny test as medically "unnecessary". Esp. now there are a couple drugs on market that have reasonable "cure " rates. HCV is highly associated with liver cancer.
    Great question though, makes a big difference in how this company does in future.

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    Insurance Coverage

    by subswazus Jul 9, 2015 9:42 AM
    tonasket75 tonasket75 Aug 15, 2015 2:39 AM Flag

    are you saying physicians can "diagnose" HIV and HCV based on symptom and physical examination? If so, you are wrong. both HIV and HCV often have no symptoms. Unless one suspects HIV in the acute phase, a viral illness, your assumptions are wrong. Vast Majority of HCV infected patients have NO symptoms. but puts them at much higher risk for Liver Cancer.
    Please clarify what you posted

  • tonasket75 by tonasket75 May 17, 2015 7:07 AM Flag

    The real story is who will be best in breed for personal drones? GoPro has may win this, water proof, durable. the next " big thing" out there is personal drones...I want one for my birthday! the camera on these devices is everything....not the rest of winner will win big....

  • tonasket75 by tonasket75 May 17, 2015 6:53 AM Flag

    The real story here is how is going to best in breed for personal drons? the tecnology and camera are the main components. I want one for my birthday....!

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    by tommywatkins74 May 15, 2015 9:54 AM
    tonasket75 tonasket75 May 16, 2015 2:32 AM Flag

    short term , yeah, it will do well...longer term when people and wall street figure out what a scam it is for AHCA and yenen thought your insurance card says " united health care" , if you bought insurance on govt echange, the fee schedule, the limited number of providers that accept same,, and the lack of access to specialty care and couple that with high out of pocket costs...patients will drop UHC is like having no insurance....except fo cateshrophiic clamis....(those plans no longer legal) ....The only ones that benefited from AHCA are the insurnace companies.
    you have plenty of time to short them, but I will take a position sooner.

    Sentiment: Sell

  • Insurance companies.....when this law is changed, or goes away, those who benefit from AHCA (not patients, not providers, not hospitals) are the insurance companies. Watch closely ....I think at some point the govt and markets will see a reversal of the money flow patient and wait....then time to get short big health insurance like UHC.

    Sentiment: Hold

  • tonasket75 by tonasket75 May 8, 2015 12:47 AM Flag

    horrible earning...down only what its lows...more buyers on dips....this stock goes higher...

  • 2 steps up, 1 step down...this pattern has remained unbroken for on weakness

  • tonasket75 by tonasket75 Apr 29, 2015 1:16 AM Flag

    those unfortunate people that purchased UHC insurance on govt exchange now feeling the impact, their fee schedule for "AHCA" is about 0.60 compared to Medicare (not a great deal to start with), providers have been signed up without their knowlegde, and they are rapidly disengaging from UHC contracts they did not will take time but UHC will soon find people , health care providers who will not take their insurance....they providers have to give the patients due process of time to find another doc, and the patients who think they have UHC great insurance, do NOT....this house of cards is coming down...when ..I dont know, will it...yes. Govt and UHC lied or at least mislead the public on their health insurnace product under Obamacare.....
    read the fine print, unless ones understands fee schedules, and provider networks...(most americians), then you would be fooled into thinking...hell, I got UHC on govt suits to follow probably...

  • I like this model...appears market neutral . does well in up or down people still place their bets...which is the model it is. I keep hoping for a pull back to add more....I like its lack of huge swings...big money knows...steady stream of income no matter what market is my largest holding.....always with stops in place..but I think this one stops should be WAY away form market noise....

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • CBOE should do will in bull or bear market environments...look at how it makes money..doesnt matter what kind of market we are in. Is a core holding for me..looking to add more...hoping market will dump all to include CBOE ...look at its profile you all..may have to bite it..and just buy more..if doesnt go down..but market doesnt matter for CBOE...good luck alll

  • tonasket75 tonasket75 Oct 28, 2014 1:29 AM Flag

    hear is too cluttered your sense of humor. Dont tell my wife...but dobuled down ...

  • tonasket75 by tonasket75 Oct 24, 2014 2:49 AM Flag

    Any company that gets even through gate number 1 with Hep C as treatment will be on fire, Hep C is easy to get and no cure and usually ends in cirrhosis and liver cancer. It is a HUGE problem here in US and all over the your bets. ABBV hast he advantage in many respects, as a drug company it already has standard of care drugs. I dread every time I have a body fluid exposure at work...over hep c, I worrry little about Ebola...hep C scares me I buy ABBV on dips, and continue to add....was nice it is now seperate from ABT so is a pure play on drugs. Good luck all

  • With a diseae that has a 50% + mortality rate, hospitals and physiicans will be force to try " anything", which drug, which company, I have no idea. And NO insurance company will win the figtht of not "proven", the really question is which company , which therapy? I will look into what my ID docs think is has the the most poetntial hera nd repost. This is a big deal. No family , nor physisian is going to not going to say : supportive care only" when there are meds that may or may mot make a difference. This reminds of the HIV in the 1980s. While we have not develped a vaccine, people now live for DECADES with HIV when back in the 1980s, it was essentailly a death sentence. I watched them die every day with meds, patients with HIV live for DECADES....Ebola is very much like HIV bak then. Who and what drug(s) will offer a patient a better chance than supportive care is uncertain at this point. But it is early . This is a chance of a lifetime to make (or lose) a retirement . I think Ebola is te chance of a lifetime to make or lose a lot of money.....IF a drug shows increased survival,, it will be standard of care to offer it. A vaccine would great longer term, so acute treatment and vaccine are 2 areas to watch . Is a public and human issue. One of those issues that transcends "finances"...We all win if we are ahead of others ..on both acute treatment and long erm issue of a vaccine...even if vacine is only say...50% will become the standard of care....
    This is a chance of a lifetime, financially and humane ....
    I wish I had enough to just invest in all companies in this area...maybe investing with a stop limit sell order is the way to play it...I dont know...I do know this issue is not going away and whoever wins in this battle , willl make risk takers rich...and wrong choice make one poor.. Ebola has been around for awhile. The implications of it crossing into other countries in HUGE ..a world that is now a global ecoomy

  • tonasket75 by tonasket75 Aug 19, 2014 11:39 PM Flag

    I may lose my shirt, but will stay the course. Have double down a few times...Like the insider buys. No intstant gratification here. Patience , I think longs at these levels will be rewarded ...Good luck all

  • tonasket75 by tonasket75 Jun 11, 2014 3:46 AM Flag

    analysts are not woth ofen means sell. dont trust them . after buying in sinlge digit ranage...thing I will put a stop sell in now...what goes up usually comes down....good luck all

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