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  • Star Scientific And Anatabloc: Does Anatabloc Really Work? [View instapost]
    I am not sure about the answer to your question. I would imagine that after the data has been peer reviewed, the doctors involved in specific studies could release it, or even present it at a conference, but there may be reasons to wait until it is published.

    I doubt that we will see doctors going on TV Health shows until after the data for a particular clinical trial is published in a reputable journal. But after it is published, I think any doctors involved in that clinical trial would be free to discuss the results in any forum, including radio or TV shows.

    What really bothers me is that I think people are dying needlessly every day (for example, septic shock).

    IMHO, the doctor who winds up getting the news about Anatabine Citrate out first will be a shoe-in to win one of the $3 Million Breakthrough Technology Life Science Awards now awarded annually.


    Jun 12, 2013. 01:32 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Last Great Buying Opportunity” For STAR SCIENTIFIC (STSI) [View instapost]
    Great summary. I would add that numerous human ailments are caused by chronic low grade inflammation associated with elevated NF-kB levels in the body. From what we know thus far, Anatabloc turns off that chronic inflammation and therefore could be helpful in everything from Alzheimer's to heart disease, Parkinson's to MS, Rheumatoid Arthritis to Diabetes (and all auto-immune diseases). The list goes on and on....including many cancers. To see if NF-kB plays a role in any ailment, one only needs to google the disease and NF-kB (for example, google Melanoma NF-kB).

    It's hard to imagine what the potential is for a patented compound that can treat almost any illness associated with elevated NF-kB. We know there is a prescription version in the works from Star's previous press releases. From comments in a 2011 Press Release, we know that teaming arrangements with Big Pharma are being pursued.

    To see how patients are responding in the clinical trials, watch this piece by CBS news station WNEM. Pay particular attention to every word from Dr. Wilson.

    I have been taking Anatabloc for over a year, and I can personally attest to numerous benefits.

    If you haven't tried Anatabloc for a month....give it a try. You can buy it for $79 during the first week of the month at GNC, or you can buy it from the company's Anatabloc website.

    Sep 26, 2012. 12:41 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • CIGX And Confirmatory Analysis [View instapost]
    I agree with you that it is rare for a stock to have the fundamentals and technicals aligned as well as we have with Star Scientific in July of 2012. I have studied the philosophies of numerous financial writers from Bill O'Neil to Peter Lynch, and I am watching Star Scientific meet every criteria needed for a stock to be a tenbagger. For example, Star is currently being accumlated (look at the price and volume) by major institutional investors. Bill O'Neil calls this sponsorship.

    I have never studied Elliott Wave patterns, so I can't speak to the $9 target that Elliott Wave analysis predicts. For future price estimates I like to use Point and Figure charts. After 10+ years of study of P&F charts, I have learned that for high tech, high beta stocks that are breaking out, it is best to use a 4 Box reversal for the P&F chart. Using the 4 Box reversal, we have a Ascending Triple Top Breakout on June 15th with a Bullish Price Objective of $10.25. There is always major resistance at round I anticipate Star Scientific will run to $10.00 after it breaks through the resistance at the 5-year high ($5.89). I think that could happen a lot faster than many people realize.[P][D][F1!4!!!2!20]&am...

    It could be tough to break through the $10 price barrier until earnings catch up with the stock price. Of course, that could happen overnight on a settlement with big tobacco at 5-10 cents per pack of cigarettes. Star's earnings on that news would jump to over $3/share by my calculation...and the stock could go ballistic. For my analysis of where things could be headed in the tobacco litigation, here is a post that may be of interest.

    Also, FWIW, I expect we will start hearing interim results on the various clinical trials on Anatabloc any day now. For why I think that, here is a post worth reading.


    Jul 4, 2012. 09:28 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Star Scientific Is On A Run: Who's Buying And Who's Selling? [View article]
    Justhinkin, that was a great response.

    Most people don't really appreciate the point you made (that there was not enough evidence in the record for the CAFC to overturn the jury verdict on noninfringement). IMHO, after closely follow the Maryland trial (I had a friend there giving me daily reports), I think it was apparent that Judge Garbis did now allow most of Star's evidence and he severely limited Star's expert witness testimony with his motion in limine rulings.

    But, as we know....that case was only for the 2001 and 2002 tobacco growing seasons. From 2003 going forward, RJR can't hide behind the Peele patents any longer....the CAFC stuck a fork in them.

    The thing that I don't think most people appreciate is the fact that Star has had to prepare for future litigation with these big tobacco companies. To do that, I would be surprised if they have not used certified laboratories to measure TSNA levels on every major cigarette brand from RJR, PM, and Lorillard for the past 10 years. Can you imagine the increased liability in the lawsuits that these big tobacco companies would be facing in tort cases when those TSNA levels come out in court testimony. The big tobacco companies knew that TSNA's in their cigarettes were killing people, yet they opted not to license Star's patents and lower the TSNA's as low as possible (even down to below detectable levels).

    Star has all these guys by the cohones. The smart company will settle first and start making tobacco products with TSNA levels Below Detectable Limits. JMHO
    Jun 23, 2012. 11:09 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Star Scientific Is On A Run: Who's Buying And Who's Selling? [View article]
    At the present time, with the fact that Anatabloc is currently >85% of Star's revenue (and is growing rapidly), it is a huge misconception to classify CIGX as a tobacco company. They should be a looked at as a biotech/pharma company. When they reach profitability next quarter, the market should be placing a biotech/pharma PE on their stock.
    Jun 23, 2012. 10:49 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Star Scientific Is On A Run: Who's Buying And Who's Selling? [View article]
    As I stated early in the article, this is my best guess as to who is buying and who is selling. I have followed this stock for > 9 years, and have taken the Anatabloc nutraceutical supplement since it came on the market last summer, so I feel qualified to offer this opinion. Where possible, I have tried to provide links, but there are some opinions I have made that are impossible to offer links. For example, I am assuming that the SR. PGA Tour professionals are buying the stock. How did I arrive at that opinion? Simple, I know that Freddie Couples uses it and swears by it, and I know that at an event earlier this year Star Scientific gave out free samples to all the players in the field, and I know of several players who are now taking it. So, I am assuming they are buying the most of us who are using Anatabloc and seeing miraculous benefits.

    Jun 20, 2012. 06:18 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Top 10 Reasons Star Scientific Is Headed Higher [View article]
    Good idea....

    Of course, these statistics don't include the naked short shares (which could be almost as large as the reported short interest). It's not difficult to imagine the time when every GNC store is selling 1-2 bottles a day (instead of 3-4 bottles a week). In fact, I think we will be at that level sometime in early Q3. When people start doing research and start reporting how fast GNC's Anatabloc sales are ramping, the shorts will have to try to get out of their positions.

    While I am not predicting a settlement with a big tobacco company in the next few weeks (which could bring 3-8 cents per pack of cigarettes) is definitely something that could happen in the next few months (we know mandated mediation/settlement talks are scheduled and it was inferred in Star's Press Release that talks are ongoing). How can anyone possibly want to stay short this stock?


    May 17, 2012. 12:36 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Top 10 Reasons Star Scientific Is Headed Higher [View article]
    Yes, I have interacted with several stores (even recently) that were unaware of Anatabloc. Of course, when I visit a store that is unaware of Anatabloc, I tell them my experience with it (see link below), and they immediately try to order it.

    I have now personally visited over 30 stores in the last three months, and I have called another 30-40. Of those stores, I'd say 75% are aware of it and either have it on their shelves (or were sold out and awaiting new stock). My personal visits have mostly been to store locations in Malls, so I think my representative sample list is skewed high (because I think the Mall stores were among the first to get Anatabloc). At this point I would say that over 75% of the Mall locations have Anatabloc in stock. I was trying to be conservative in my estimates of the number of stores that have Anatabloc. I have been to GNC stores in AZ, FL, GA, SC, NC, TN, VA, DC, MD, DE, PA, KY, OH and NY.

    Back in March, it was rare that a store (even a big Mall store) had even heard of Anatabloc. Nobody knew what it was or even if they had heard of it, they didn't know much about it. In the last 2 months that has changed. Now it is rare that I visit a store that hasn't heard of it, but that did happen yesterday in a store in TN. When I told the store manager what it did and how it had helped me, he got online and started checking on it and he took a lot of notes. When I left, he told me "you have made my day".

    I have recently been in two stores where the Sales Associate was taking the GNC online training class on Anatabloc, so I know there is a major push to educate GNC personnel and to sell it. Back in March, it was common for a big store to only get 2 - 6 bottles in their first shipment, and it wasn't selling all that well (a bottle every 1 or two weeks). In the last 2-3 weeks, I haven't been in a store that was carrying it that hasn't told me it was selling well. It is difficult to pin them down on how many bottles they have sold (in many cases I don't think the sales associate really even knows). But I have been to a couple of stores in Manhattan a few weeks ago that was selling 2 or 3 bottles per day (if you believe the sales associate). I will be back in NY and NJ next week, and will try to check again.

    I was in Roanoke, VA last week. They have three GNC stores. They had two stores that were carrying it and the third had never heard of it. One store was sold out and was "expecting a shipment any day" , and one store had three bottles of the six bottles they had gotten the week before. I need to do a better job of collecting and assimilating the data when I travel and maybe start a spreadsheet for stores I have visited or called. I need to take more notes when I leave the store so I can post my observations.

    It is my conservative estimate that over 50% of GNC stores in the US now have Anatabloc. The last time I checked their web site, they had over 5000 stores in the US, so I am guessing about 2500 stores now have it. Of the stores that have it, some of the major market stores are now selling over 20 bottles per week (if you believe the clerk), but I believe most are selling about 3-4 bottles per week. Some are still probably only selling 1-2 bottles per week. I need to gather more data and take better notes, but my off the cuff guess is that the average is now between 3 and 4 bottles per week per store. This research is pretty easy to do, but I will advise you to do it in person. You can get a lot more information with an in-store visit than you can get over the phone.

    I encourage all Anatabloc Users (and CIGX investors) to visit the local GNC stores as often as possible and share your experiences about the benefits of Anatabloc with the GNC personnel. While in the store, gather as much research as possible on how well it is selling.

    May 17, 2012. 10:13 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Top 10 Reasons Star Scientific Is Headed Higher [View article]
    Yes, that is what I meant. It was poorly worded on my part and I will attempt to change it.
    May 16, 2012. 04:53 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • My Top Pick for 2012 [View instapost]
    Okay, I'll try to keep it quiet in the future. I just wanted to get on record before the start of the trading year. You never know when this baby might make a run. When it runs, it can run fast.
    Jan 3, 2012. 01:43 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Star Scientific May Be 'One Up On Wall Street' [View article]
    As soon as the peer reviewed human trial results are released, and major media outlets start reporting these results (maybe a Dr. Drew or Dr. Oz piece on major network television), then I think sales will grow from the current level (which is still under 100/day) to > 1000/day almost overnight ( a few weeks) and as those people start becoming living testimonials to the efficacy of Anatabloc, sales will quickly ramp to over 10,000 day (this may take a few months).

    In addition, I think major pharma would love to team with Star on some combination drugs which add Anatabloc to their already existing drug that may be coming off patent to generate a new and better Rx drug. Of course, these big pharma companies would have to pay Star for right to pursue drug trials. IMO, I think Star will get an upfront fee for a specific drug for a specific alpplication, and then get a percentage of the ongoing revenue stream. When you study the various human ailments that are associated with NF-kB inflammation, you can see the opportunities for teaming with big pharmaceutical companies is almost limitless.

    Take a few minutes to read this post which has a list of human ailments associated with NF-kB inflammation along with a few testimonials of Anatabloc users.
    Dec 30, 2011. 08:36 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Star Scientific May Be 'One Up On Wall Street' [View article]
    It was brought to my attention that the company changed their order numbering system on or about Oct. 29th. This resulted in an erroneous calculation in my article for the daily ordering rate for Anatabloc (where I estimated 160 orders/day). Based on data in early December, it appears the ordering rate is now running very close to 100 orders per day. The company is not doing any advertising, so the growth in sales is coming purely from word of mouth. IMO, once Anatabloc gets any major press coverage about the miraculous cures we are seeing posted daily on the internet, the sales will start to ramp at a much faster pace.
    Dec 9, 2011. 07:40 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Star Scientific May Be 'One Up On Wall Street' [View article]
    The real name of the author is anonymous. FWIW, I have posted on the internet (Investor Village, The Motley Fool, Investor Hub, etc. ) for about 15 years (primarily focused on stocks that have patents and are involved in litigation). These days, I spend most of my time on Investor Village.

    In some cases, investing in litigation stocks (such as Rambus) has been a painful experience because the U S Justice system allows big corporations to delay trials for years....and then appeals take years and years. The litigation against RJR was what initiated my interest in Star Scientific, but as I said in the article, the tobacco curing patents may be an afterthought when sales of Anatabloc ramp over to 1000 orders/day. It appears to me Star is currently seeing the daily order rate approximately doubling every month. It will be fun to see how long this continues. With more youtube pieces like this, it may even accelerate.

    Nov 15, 2011. 08:27 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Star Scientific May Be 'One Up On Wall Street' [View article]
    Mike, thanks for keeping track of the list of testimonials. There were some things listed in the video that I don't see in your list. Everyone should take another look at the link on Youtube.

    Dr. Wilson lists Autism, Parkinsons, Epilepsy and Schizophrenia as conditions Anatabloc could help. If that is the case, just think how Anatabloc could change lives. I encourage everyone to forward the CBS Youtube link to all your friends. We need to get the word out. The worst case is someone buys a bottle and it doesn't work. It won't hurt anyone as it is a nutraceutical found in foods and there are no reported side effects after extensive use of anatabine in CIGRx....but just think how it would effect a family if it cured a child of autism.

    Nov 14, 2011. 10:58 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Google Buys Motorola for $12.5 Billion: What Interdigital Is Now Worth [View article]
    First, I said in four years. 4 + 2011 = 2015 (not 2014). IDCC is giving very conservative numbers in their analyst presentations. I think we are looking at 300 Million + multimode phones (3G & 4G) in 2015....but like I said, pick whatever number you wish and run the numbers for yourself. Just keep in mind that IDCC will be getting a more realistic royalty on 3G going forward (I think ~1%), and I think the Nortel auction revealed the true value of their 4G portfolio (and they will get at least 2% on 4G if not 2.5%). Like I said, run the numbers for yourself.


    Aug 16, 2011. 11:45 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment