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Pacific Biosciences of California, Inc. Message Board

valmontxii 197 posts  |  Last Activity: Sep 8, 2014 10:01 PM Member since: May 3, 2006
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  • valmontxii valmontxii Sep 8, 2014 10:01 PM Flag

    The last two PR's they put out that I can remember, one indicated they got around $30mm for selling some shares of Ildong they received from a licensing deal and with that had a big surprise with earnings, and the other was orphan drug status for one in the pipe. What happened to the price after that? My only point is the folks at headquarters didn't put the sell program on their stock - it's the chumps in charge of the tradebots. They want what you have. They're trying to pry stocks away from longs. Everybody acts in their own self interest. If we had the tools and ambitions they have we'd be screwing them over any way we could. They'll be our friends as soon as enough retail gives them what they want, or, time just runs out on them. But until then, it's tutes v. retail. When it's in their interest to take us higher, we'll go. They're establishing they're book right now. They're like us in the regard they want more of a good thing. I would encourage folks to extend their time frames on when this thing is going to be ripe because once we get script momo on our side it's all green lights for as far as the eye can see, imo.

  • valmontxii valmontxii Sep 3, 2014 11:46 PM Flag

    The barabaranarara00 idiot should be banned from the internet, period. My opinion only, of course.

  • valmontxii valmontxii Aug 31, 2014 12:43 PM Flag

    After Hedge rlsk said he's the whomever red person is (I don't know who red is but have seen people accuse each new name on here that posts crazily to be this red person), it makes me wonder if barbabarabara is one who creates a bunch of different names and just from the poor judgment of the person is responsible for clogging-up the queue at the DEA when they were doing the scheduling and made it take so long. I can't imagine the liability and/or even criminal penalties that might accompany such an action if it were discovered that was the case. Geez...

  • valmontxii valmontxii Aug 31, 2014 12:14 PM Flag

    The folks in that room share advice on what to do, how to get it cheaper, whether it works with different other medications they're on, what they might be doing incorrectly, what to do when they hit a plateau, what to do about insurance, how to get the coupon, etc. I think you could be a very valuable contributor in there quite frankly. Many of the posts just indicate the results they are getting and I think they enjoy getting the like button hit because it makes them feel good and they're playing to their audience who share the same struggles. To what you describe, I've posted on this before here - there was a whole thread of complaining against Bar barabarara or whatever and it does look like the motivation behind that poster was to pump the stock (which is not at all the interest of those people and it's ridiculous). It's so ridiculous. Besides, the one thing this stock does NOT need is an increase in retail ownership, jmo.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Off-Label Use Promotion is Protected Free Speech
    By Robyn Hagan Cain on December 4, 2012 3:05 PM

    A recent Second Circuit Court of Appeals decision will make life a lot easier for pharmaceutical sales reps.

    Monday, the appellate court ruled that a drug manufacturer's off-label use promotions are protected free speech, as long as such promotions are not false or misleading, Reuters reports.

    Under the Federal Drug and Cosmetic Act (FDCA), drugs must be approved by the FDA for specific uses before they can be distributed into interstate commerce. To obtain FDA approval, drug manufacturers are required to demonstrate, through clinical trials, the safety and efficacy of a new drug for each intended use or indication.

    Once FDA-approved, prescription drugs can be prescribed by doctors for both FDA-approved and -unapproved uses; the FDA generally doesn't regulate how physicians use approved drugs. Both the courts and the FDA have recognized the propriety and potential public value of unapproved or off-label drug use.

    On the other hand, pharmaceutical manufacturers and their representatives previously faced misdemeanor charges for misbranding or felony charges for fraudulently misbranding drugs.

  • valmontxii valmontxii Aug 29, 2014 9:48 PM Flag

    Yeah, it's a good place. Front lines are where the action is.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • valmontxii valmontxii Aug 27, 2014 1:48 PM Flag

    Might he be involved with spamming the DEA on the scheduling for Belviq and making it take so long back in the day? The folks on the Belviq Support Group at FB had a red flag up for a person who joined there and the name was similar to Barbaraba00 or whatever it is, because the poster was annoying the Belviq users. No matter how you slice it, the person is WeiRd.

  • Is this true?

    Anyone know?

    Would be the strongest lobbying point a person could make to Congress, to............

    Think about it.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • It was on the Breaking Bad Binge episode we watched tonight. Walter White's suggestion to Jesse Pinkman as they work toward procuring more: "territory" in the city. Good idea for Belphen. First here, then ROW. Those other two VVUS & OREX? They'll be swirling around the bowl, just takes time, and it's all easily foreseeable how this just might play-out with a few breaks here and there for ARNA.

    Think about it.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • valmontxii by valmontxii Aug 25, 2014 3:32 PM Flag

    Percent of adults age 20 years and over who are obese: 35.1% (2011-2012)
    Percent of adults age 20 years and over who are overweight, including obesity: 69.0% (2011-2012)

    That's from the CDC website.

    Went to find that because was looking at a Canadian article from two years ago - with headlines below
    Canada's diet pill market about to get heavier Approval sought for new weight-loss drug August 3, 2012

    That Canadian article said: "And with 62 per cent of adult Canadians overweight or obese, the potential market is enormous." They were talking about Belviq possibly being approved up there - again two years ago.

    Had no idea the obese and overweight populations were THAT large. I mean, I knew fat people are fat, just didn't realize the percentages are THAT high. Geez... So with the socialized medicine they have, no wonder covering something like this is such a big evaluation to them. My thoughts are our guys need to show them a cost benefit to approving and they would embrace it more quickly. There's the savings from eliminating other medications by taking Belviq. There's the savings from preventable health issues otherwise predictable from being overweight or obese that could be avoided. I wonder what is taking so long up there in Canada? My guess would be Eisai is in charge of this and they are either inept in getting it done, or, they just aren't into adding more losses to promote the drug in another country right now. Then again, maybe they will surprise us. I mean, Eisai's whole strategy seems to be to just be factored into the equation after investors and responders do nearly all the marketing for them using social media and word of mouth. Another possibility by the looks of it, you could think Eisai's strategy is just to be involved in any buyout talks and effectively take 2/3 of the revenue of Belviq equation from the entire planet's value on it instead of driving sales themselves. Want to be wrong but by the appearance of it.....

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    IBB up 2.32% and XBI up 3.82% right now. We're

    by valmontxii Aug 25, 2014 10:44 AM
    valmontxii valmontxii Aug 25, 2014 11:03 AM Flag

    Oh cool, thanks! I didn't see your post. I tried to find the ownership level for the XBI stuff and after a few fails just kinda went onto something else. Where did you find the composition of XBI? Are we in any other ETF's or similar besides these two you're aware of? Thanks :)

  • lagging both of those at 1.45%. I don't know what percentage ARNA is for the XBI but for the IBB I think we're only like 0.2%.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    Uh Oh!

    by lfyoung59 Aug 24, 2014 10:05 PM
    valmontxii valmontxii Aug 24, 2014 10:34 PM Flag

    That song from Music Man. "Oh we got trouble... Right here in River City. With a capital T and that rhymes with P and that stands for Pool...." My parents used to listen to that 8-track in the boat when I was a little kid. Sorry, couldn't help myself. :)

  • Reply to

    Uh Oh!

    by lfyoung59 Aug 24, 2014 10:05 PM
    valmontxii valmontxii Aug 24, 2014 10:10 PM Flag

    Do you live in River City?

  • valmontxii valmontxii Aug 24, 2014 1:26 PM Flag

    Sounds like a brain tumor fugs, you might wanna get that checked out. Could be another boulder!

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Think about it.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    1,100,000 more shares then you have.

    by thepremierteam Aug 22, 2014 12:47 AM
    valmontxii valmontxii Aug 22, 2014 1:26 AM Flag

    Where do I sign up?

  • valmontxii valmontxii Aug 22, 2014 1:06 AM Flag

    They've had a subsidiary (or similar) sniffing-out the smokers from the trials of Belviq and paying $50 to the Dr. if the subject talks to them via the referral (from what I've read on these boards). The deduction (or appearance from the buying) is they like the info they've been getting. To answer your question directly? I'd suspect they're both bullish AND dastardly. You know, if we watch their feet.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • and you want to sell me the Hope Diamond and you ARE the rightful owner of it. I tell you I'll give you $10. Heh... You leave. You come back the next day. Price? $9. You leave. Next day, $8. And this goes on until you come in on the 7th day. Price? $4.

    You gonna sell it to me for $4 now?

    Heck, maybe you'll turn the tables and ask me to sell you the Hope Diamond for $4. Maybe it's in the case and asking price is $4 but you just keep walking and don't buy it because it can't be worth $4 if nobody else is buying it. I think there's some guys on the streets of New Orleans that'll play some street games to separate you from you money. These greasers on Wall Street? They may dress differently. But their games are the same. They're just like the cons walking the streets of New Orleans. Now what are you gonna do?

    Think about it.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • valmontxii valmontxii Aug 21, 2014 11:57 PM Flag

    I think Cramer likes SHLD doesn't he? I've only watched about three of his shows. He talked about SHLD a long time ago (tells you how much I've watched) and said the guy piloting the thing is a wizard. He hit some buzzer thing and started shouting: "Buy BUY! BUY !!!" So much for Crammer, eh?

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