More chatter (previous) on MannKind's (MNKD -1.6%) Afrezza, this time from Brinson Patrick: "We...


More chatter (previous) on MannKind's (MNKD -1.6%) Afrezza, this time from Brinson Patrick: "We believe AFFINITY is on track to readout mid-August [and] the stock, up 190% YTD, will continue to rise into the readout." Analyst Vernon Bernardino takes the price target on the shares to $9 from $7 and "encourages investors to accumulate positions at these levels."

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  • agnesofdog
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    as a family doc and fellow shareholder, I do wonder what happens when people get their annual cold and cant inhale thru their nose, but still need insulin--not t mention people with allergies or vasomotor rhinitis. Have these concerns ever been addressed
    21 Jun 2013, 03:41 PM Reply Like
  • Wiseman1
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    from all the studies and information from mannkind i think and you as a doctor can confirm you inhale the powder by way of your mouth not your nose so i guess your concern has been addressed. if you have allergies i hope you can still breath through your mouth because that would seem serious if you can not and perhaps insulin is the least of your worries.
    21 Jun 2013, 03:49 PM Reply Like
  • Chemist357
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    Same as COPD/Asthma patients....Is inhaled thru the mouth...nose blockage does not matter...but I am sure some patient's will try snorting it.

     

    As I have had patents swallow the capsule for Spiriva...causes constipation btw if swallowed.
    21 Jun 2013, 04:01 PM Reply Like
  • pkc1
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    Its a homer or a rainout...
    I like the team and base coaches the the manager and the odds...Oh yes and the playing field is nice too....Good Job MNKD
    21 Jun 2013, 05:12 PM Reply Like
  • SarahKnows
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    Biggest threat is managing people's behaviors in using the device to minimize hypoglycemia, because making any device foolproof is essentially an oxymoron- if there was a way we'd have made Congress foolproof years ago. The other threats after approval are pricing, insurance approval and maintaining supply to meet the demand.
    Further downstream 3-5 years, the competition will be oral insulin. Beyond that, look for developments in repairing the pancreas, whether by artificial means or genetic repair.

     

    Most all of this pandemic, costs for managing the disease and its consequences if unmanaged (blindness, amputation) is avoidable if we go upstream and find better ways to teach people to manage lifestyles and eating habits. Fewer stupid sitcoms and potato chips and more active outdoor exercise would be a beginning. Parks, sidewalks, safe playgrounds, and bike trails make outdoor movement easier and are actually better investments than legislators think!
    23 Jun 2013, 12:20 PM Reply Like
  • SarahKnows
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    The biggest threat is managing people's behaviors in using the device to minimize hypoglycemia, because making any device foolproof is essentially an oxymoron- if there was a way we'd have made Congress foolproof years ago. The other threats after approval are pricing, insurance approval and maintaining supply to meet the demand. Further downstream 3-5 years, the competition will be oral insulin. Beyond that, look for developments in repairing the pancreas, whether by artificial means or genetic repair.

     

    Most all for this pandemic, the costs for managing the disease and its consequences if un-managed (blindness, amputation) are largely avoidable if we go upstream and find better ways to teach people to manage lifestyles and eating habits. Fewer stupid sitcoms, couches and potato chips and more active outdoor exercise would be a beginning. Parks, sidewalks, safe playgrounds, and bike trails make outdoor movement easier and are actually better investments than legislators think! Sooner or later, 50 years? we realize that we ALL have a stake in keeping each other healthy (because we all share the costs either directly or indirectly) and we insist on public policy (public health/population health) efforts that accomplish this end. No one can enjoy wealth without health. That reality ought to help us sort through the priorities.
    23 Jun 2013, 01:29 PM Reply Like
  • primarywatcher
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    Difficult to take this seriously...AFFINITY??? - perhaps AFREZZA?
    23 Jun 2013, 02:55 PM Reply Like
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