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  • Arena Down With Overall Market - Sales Data No Help [View article]
    That is a wishy washy response. Do you know the % of successes? If not maybe saying so is the best option. What you chose to say has a negative bent.

    The site has 130 reviews and it is overwhelmingly positive. I assume though that is an anecdotal point of reference not scientific.
    Mar 17 09:43 AM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Arena's Belviq Sales Continue Up As Others Decline [View article]
    Do your homework and loom at the reviews on line. The problem is most doctors want other doctors to try new things on their patients first. And many doctors don't pay attention to the world around them until a sales person drops in, they get and insurance coverage note or a patient asks for something they know nothing about. Commercials will do the trick.
    Feb 22 09:40 AM | 10 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Waiting For Capstone Turbine: Breakeven Is Here [View article]
    Please. Been following and owning and not owning them since 1998. One shift is ridiculous.

    I think their problem is either they do not provide a net value added ROI or their sales are a mess. And my guess is the latter. All they need is a 5 page pitch showing the CBA and ROI, a half decent sales staff and to march in to every hospital and company on the PLANET who has natural gas available and make the case. Their distributors are a mess and not pounding the pavement.

    Now having said that you would think the big guys like GE would know if sales was the problem and the product was great? And buy them if that were the case. So maybe it really isn't a value added product? (Plus GE would solve any issues purchasers may have regarding the stability of the company who just sold them the decades long solution)

    Something is not right and hasn't been right here for way too long.
    Feb 21 04:12 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Vringo's Shareholder Update And What Investors Need To Know About Patent Reform And This Patent Hero [View article]
    MORT19 is correct. They specifically said no offering unless to acquire. Not to meet current operating plans etc. (I was on the call)
    Feb 18 10:59 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • You Should Be Cautious Investing In Orexigen And Arena [View article]

    So no doctors and patients have NO ISSUE with Orlistat/Xenical's side effect?
    Those being - steatorrhea (oily, loose stools with excessive flatus due to unabsorbed fats reaching the large intestine), fecal incontinence and frequent or urgent bowel movements.

    And none are going to give Belviq a shot to avoid those side effects?

    And Belviq is UNIQUE. Whereas the other 2 drugs are combinations of EXISTING DRUGS
    Feb 14 09:52 AM | 10 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Arena's Belviq Sees Modest Weekly Growth [View article]
    I think Spencer's evaluations at the core are usually pretty good. there is usually some little passive aggression going on and when it is mention he becomes aggressive aggressive. Mentioning the weather then not the impact is a bait and switch. it makes the reader look like it was considered but then dismissed for rational and objective reasons. Of course it was not. Watch out for wolves in sheep's clothing.
    Feb 9 09:45 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • A Deeper Look At Arena Anti-Obesity Sales [View article]
    Who is E.W?

    And I never said that that out of pocket is preferred to insurance coverage. What I said is that when you mention more coverage would be helpful, which I agree with, you could mention at least the possibility of costs being offset by savings in food.

    And I never said everyone saves money on drugs like Insulin

    Exaggerating or morphing another's point to create an error is not a legit tactic for debating a point.

    Of course the refill rates for out of pocket are lower. Again I did not suggest or say the offsets were .the rule.

    And going down the road of countering me with added expenses someone has because their quality of life went up is bogus. Really being more social? What about the cheaper airline tickets for heavy frequent fliers? I could have used that one? Or maybe you would counter with them now taking more vacations?
    Feb 4 06:08 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A Deeper Look At Arena Anti-Obesity Sales [View article]
    I most cases that cost is offset by savings on food and medicines like Insulin. Sometimes substantially or entirely offset. Why do you continually fail to mention that?
    Feb 4 01:41 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Arena's Belviq Sees Traction Slip Ahead Of Advertising [View article]

    Arena does not distribute the drug. Eisai does. You should call them
    Eisai Inc. (Headquarters)
    100 Tice Blvd.
    Woodcliff Lake, NJ 07677
    Telephone: 201-692-1100
    Fax: 201-692-1804

    There is a Belviq specific website did you try that?
    If you clicked the link for the trial you would see this. Notice the phone number
    Complete the form below. If you have any questions or would prefer to speak to someone over the phone, please call 1-855-BELVIQ1 (1-855-235-8471).

    Try these and if your story is the same you would then be justifiably frustrated.
    Jan 31 04:35 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Arena's Belviq Sees Traction Slip Ahead Of Advertising [View article]
    No Spencer is hedging so he can take credit for being right either way.
    Jan 31 03:50 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Vringo: How To Lose At Winning [View article]
    First the appeal was filed after the jury verdict not recently.

    Appeals are very hard for defendants to win especially when they got universally hammered by the jury and judge on every single count. And when none of their attempts to reverse the decision works with that judge. JJ basically told G they willfully stole, is still reaping benefits of that theft and all their arguments are nonsense. That sets up to help VRNG on laches. I get G hanging in there to show others they will fight till the end. But if that end is appeal and they lose it will cost them much more and they will have set case law that may work against them in the future?

    Why would Lang sell to G? Makes no sense.
    Jan 30 12:54 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Vringo: How To Lose At Winning [View article]
    Agree. The title was ridiculous.
    Jan 30 12:46 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Shares Of Vringo Jump 22% After Work-Around Ruling: Are You Capitalizing On This Big Opportunity? [View article]
    Yes and no

    Incremental privacy matters. And FAR more people are OK with the NSA collecting than Google.
    Jan 23 11:11 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Shares Of Vringo Jump 22% After Work-Around Ruling: Are You Capitalizing On This Big Opportunity? [View article]
    Sooner or later someone is gonna has to take this kind of thing to the Supreme court. The whole "troll" thing needs to be put to rest. Not that I would want it to be this case. Seems to me using this case would hurt Google and every other company who depends on the same view Google has. That is because Google would most likely lose. And on the other side of it. Google tried to buy the NOK patents. For what? Just protection? A bartering chip? To actually use? If they didn't use them, by any definition, they would be a troll too.

    Google, in appealing, is already going down this dangerous road. They are setting higher and higher levels of case law or precedence that may wind up being very bad for them in the future.
    Jan 23 11:09 AM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Shares Of Vringo Jump 22% After Work-Around Ruling: Are You Capitalizing On This Big Opportunity? [View article]
    There are lawsuits other than for the I/P patents like the NOK set being used against ZTE etc. That was not mentioned.

    Why would Lang or VRNG sell to Google? There are times when personal and profession ethics matter and you do not sell your work or your life's work, in Lang's case, to the party who treated you so poorly. Google's entire empire, for which they deserve huge credit for building, is based on technology it stole from Mr. Lang. Do No Harm?? Nonsense. (And if you factor in Google bid on that Nokia patent set the hypocrisy deepens). I am good with VRNG selling for the right price and to someone who isn't ethically bankrupt. (And yes O realize that may be a very small list of companies). Might be nice to see Mr. Lang compete with Google and resurrect Lycos. While Google is the king they do have major weak spots - especially in the privacy area. All Lycos would have to do is guaranty secure and private searching and browsing.
    Jan 23 10:41 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment