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  • A Look At Afrezza Prescriptions Through Week 6 And Predictions Through Week 10 [View article]
    I agree , what came first?
    the chicken or the egg??
    doctors do not have to be sold as much as you think
    they are level headed, smart, intelligent, and smarter than the rep who calls upon them.
    that said, what doctor is not impressed when a patient mentions afrezza??
    he says. afrezza afrezza???
    nope he says, of course ,
    sanofi tells the doc
    the customer tells the doc
    advertising tells the doc
    better yet, they could just say home and wait til someone knocks on their door and says, afrezza, afrezza,afrezza
    Mar 27, 2015. 09:22 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • A Look At Afrezza Prescriptions Through Week 6 And Predictions Through Week 10 [View article]
    having been in the business for many years, accept this statement just as a statement.
    afrezza ads will not make any false or misleading claims
    they will state all side effects and all other requirements
    that said.
    they can advertise exactly what is on the label
    they can tell the world how it works
    how it is convenient
    how it is easy
    we all know its not going to be advertising for some srtange relief or for what ever
    its just plain, old fashioned, consumer advertising
    Mar 26, 2015. 04:33 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A Look At Afrezza Prescriptions Through Week 6 And Predictions Through Week 10 [View article]
    Robert, all your questions about what sanofi needs are great points, but, do not mean anything to the overall thinking.
    the idea is to create excitement and sales for a consumer product.
    all the research is meaningless as we have been creating ads for many years.
    advertising does not sell so much as it reinforces positive results.
    we do not need to target markets we do not care about anything other than that it have a convincing message.
    we have enough sellers of mind games in advertising.
    it is all nonsense.
    the t.v. markets are the same, the magazines are the same, the costs are all general, the message is the same.
    advertising, and reaching the market place are simple issues.
    we do not need to test afrezza .
    just run them, then adjust by market
    by area by anything
    just start!!
    to depend on us investors to spread a message is silly
    to delay is self serving
    for mankind to not send a message to its stockholders as to specific , measurable acts they are doing is silly
    so this game continues
    Mar 26, 2015. 08:45 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A Look At Afrezza Prescriptions Through Week 6 And Predictions Through Week 10 [View article]
    we called them 'knights of the grip" <G>
    yes. we need sanofi to get this game on the road.
    the moment sanofi says, advertise the stock will fly higher.
    remember creative advertising? remember creating the steak and selling the sizzle?
    remember, ad agencies?
    just think what a few million can do in advertising in the market place in todays fast media
    they have production now, they have distribution channels
    they have pricing acceptance
    they have a sales force and billing qualifications
    what do they lack?
    its sanofi saying yes
    Mar 25, 2015. 08:21 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A Close-Up Look At The Report That Had MannKind Investors Reeling [View article]
    George,
    just common sense says sanofi did not spend millions, as an investment to just not sell afrezza.
    everyone wants a diiferent outcome. some want a major move fast, some want to build value.
    sanofi sales reps are too science educated and not really sales orientated.
    its just a fact.
    they do call on doctors, build good will, and spread the story of their products to all who hear.
    sadly, most calls and they do not see a doctor, they see a receptionist or if they are lucky, a nurse.
    the doctor? nope.
    afrezza will sell because it is a superior product, a great story with the inhaling, and fits a need.
    how fast it is accepted in the market place awaits either a twitter or facebook, or other people transfer of news, or, sanofi decides to start the advertising.
    advertising to all channels of communication from t.v. to magazines to conventions to talk shows. does not matter, they use them all.
    the key to investors is when they start.
    once it starts the game playing is over.
    other fads like, who shorted , number of shorts, when do they cover are all games on the side lines.
    august is soon upon us. does anyone really think they are going to pay out 100 million to redeem the debt?
    of course not. all it takes are one or two stories and they are at seven area.
    while we are chatting, this stock is going up in price, not because I want it to, but because the product serves a need that can not be duplicated by others.
    this company has so much potential it is funny.
    2 billion in debt that is tax written off and can be used against profits some day
    major stock holder about 90 and spreading his shares to charity who will sell their shares into the market place, giving us new major stockholders.
    a company tied to sanofi
    a plant that was written off and is now free and will be paid for against production costs in the future
    the list goes on
    even the 90 million shorts is a great value increaser to mankind
    we have 90 million more shares long than short in simple terms
    at 90 million we have reached the limit of shares available to short .
    common sense says you cannot, over time, short shares that are not there.
    a guy down in texas did that once by moving the company sign from storage tank to storage tank and they were all empty when he got caught.
    you can short naked up to a point. remember, the money to guarantee the shorts can pay up ,is tied up funds , not spreadable
    have a great trading day
    Mar 25, 2015. 08:08 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • One Internist's Glance At MannKind's Afrezza [View article]
    they could lay out specific goals and dates to achieve them.
    they should get reaffirmation that advertising and other programs are starting and dates
    they need to get involved in the stockholders s part of the program, and not, we know best, and its a secret.
    do they have a dedicated merchandising department
    do they have an advertising department or an ad agency involved?
    do they have a marketing program?
    do they have a dedicated team calling on hospitals and professional organizations
    are they in magazines explaining afrezza?
    need more ?
    well, what do you folks think ? is it rocket science to launch a new product?
    it simple and you follow the game plan
    the game plan for a soft launch was to ensure product, get a feel for the market, get things organized in a professional manner and to do what was appropriate.
    they have , given us lip service and it is shown by wall street reaction
    I have no desire to argue , so this will not get a reply from me on this area of afrezza
    I only post as I am interested in what drives the stock price up and to reach my goals in purchasing this stock as an investment.
    I am really only interested in what mankind does with its leadership and the direction management is going with the company itself.
    I am interested in the stock price
    how its moves, either direction and based on what factors
    I look at short interest
    I look at the convertible bonds
    I look at b of America given free of charge 9 million shares to short this company stock
    I look at the games being played
    I look at no response to share holders
    I see an a. f. decides each week what investors should do, which is to sell and get out
    well, I am not selling , but sure which they would as a company act like a grown up
    Mar 22, 2015. 01:01 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • One Internist's Glance At MannKind's Afrezza [View article]
    they have a factory with hundreds of employees making one product
    they have a management fixed cost
    they have sales force
    they have customers
    they only lack sales to pay for it all
    what do I suggest is a matter of concern
    duh, duh, maybe a way to get sales?
    lets think !
    how does one create sales?
    I know, wait till the bird flying over head gives you a ????
    are you suggesting management is at a loss as to what to do at this time?
    should they fold up shop?
    shoud they do something?
    they are waiting for a light bulb to light up
    Mar 22, 2015. 09:47 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • One Internist's Glance At MannKind's Afrezza [View article]
    every body wants to talk about the product
    does anyone talk shop about the stock price?
    I find it insulting that the market is 18000 and nasdq is hitting new highs and we cannot find our way to six dollars?
    I say sales indicate five bucks
    I say advertise and create a market
    tell the world
    tell some one else other then us stockholders
    folks, does management really care to take any actions to off set over 90 million shares short?
    in the forest a tree fell...did any one hear?
    Mar 22, 2015. 06:17 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • One Internist's Glance At MannKind's Afrezza [View article]
    just for conversation
    all clinical trials are set up and the parameters are determined by the government.
    the manufacturer can and does make recommendations...but, the f.d.a. determines what and how you measure.
    even if we wanted to do this or that, the government people say,, we want this done!
    back to the stock..
    I reread my postings and see I am smart.
    sales are lacking due to no support from sanofi.
    I see that the sales determine the price of the stock.
    so I see and know mankind can create a lot more sales if they wanted to.
    spare me the doctors story
    spare me the detailed professionals for sanofi who never asked for an order
    spare me the stuff how smart they are.
    they can not close on the suggestion to have patients take afrezza
    so we are at 5.26 price
    what a shame
    management sits back, collects salaries
    sanofi has lots of fish to fry
    we are the investors who are being lead down a path
    now to sales
    the tooth fairy called a.f. tells all, that the number of scripts is what ever.
    I do not believe him
    I believe sales are stronger but no one wants to tell us
    its easy to get for any one working in the field.
    ask your wholesaler to look at their inventory index card for the current period.
    it shows movement each week
    its no secret
    nope, instead we all depend on shorty and their friends
    this Tuesday, after market closes they report short sales numbers
    we were at 90 million short
    what say, all soothsayers...look for about 93 million short
    I really want to vote for about 400 million short, then no one owns shares in the world of alice in wonderland
    all in all..i look for 5.50 at some time this week . maybe 575 before they short more
    I am convinced this is a great novel someplace, some how
    Mar 21, 2015. 06:40 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • A Close-Up Look At The Report That Had MannKind Investors Reeling [View article]
    jeff,
    go to yahoo and they tell you the prices , plus any other information.
    go to Walmart..they will tell you the price
    go to any drug store and they will tell you the price
    as to insurance companies..they are also all been stated on yahoo by posters.

    the other suggestion was on the bonds.
    it is not my idea, but, the company said , its in the record, they were looking at re doing the bonds at a lower conversion price,
    last. notice how volume has dropped?
    I suggest that if it continues then a change is in the air suggesting a move in price
    Mar 19, 2015. 05:56 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A Close-Up Look At The Report That Had MannKind Investors Reeling [View article]
    with all due respect..everyone is correct!!
    basically, if we were talking about a device that needed doctors endorsement. yes, work with doctors.
    if we are talking about a difficult new procedure. yes, go to doctors to teach them the system.
    in this instance, we are talking about a consumer driven convenience of insulin,
    forget ifs it better or works different, or, any arguments.
    lets stick to what we are looking at.
    we have a product that is fully available in very large supply in a manufacturing plant that can produce three times more than current.
    we have product in every outlet, approved by all insurance programs, we have a dedicated sales force.
    we are lacking the push to create sales.
    this argument about doctors sounds very correct, except when you are in the market place.
    then you find out, advertising reinforces conviction of purchasing.
    there is nothing as great as a patient saying, I want afrezza to a doctor.
    there is nothing better than the doctor seeing on television an ad for afrezza.
    want to move slow motion.
    I accept that , but, as I see it as a mankind investor, not ass a sanofi investor, its not good.
    why?
    well, we have 100 million due in august as that a.f. reminds us .
    its convertible into stock at about 6.78 a share.
    we want that bond converted into shares. also, we get back 9 million shares we loaned to b.of a. to short our stock as a favor to them.
    as this saga continues, we have 90 million shares short
    my view is, start advertising which shows a no back out of the 975 million dollar payments, show support for moving forward in the market place.
    in my experience I have never seen a consumer product, take off in sales with out advertising and awareness except for twitter, facebook, or that type of social special product or service. add in cell phones and that sort of service.
    if you think a sales person calling on a doctor is what sells a product in this field you folks need guidance. if you think a doctor will give you time to explain with out constant reminder to look , same result.
    all avenues must be utilized to get your message across at the same time, not only one method at a time.
    if we stay at five range then the bonds get redeemed for cash, or, they lower the conversion to about 15 percent from a given price at time deal is re done.
    so at 5.50 the bonds renew at 5.75 conversion and the game goes on for more time
    Mar 19, 2015. 08:41 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A Close-Up Look At The Report That Had MannKind Investors Reeling [View article]
    great to read afrezza is a great product! that said, does anyone see a connection with the price of the stock?
    I see, the good fairy will wave a wand, and all will be right again in the wonderland , fantasy world.
    at 550 range we face a product with great potential not being supported with action , but, with indifference.
    I have all ready mentioned what should and must be done to make a product sell through in the market place.
    I see mankind management proving the reality of management not making decisions. they are at a loss to move forward.
    they promised to take action to use their process in other products.
    they have shown and told us nothing to date.
    I know, big secret
    I know its too important for us to know
    I know, if management did something besides get paid very well , they might
    have said to sanofi,
    how about moving forward ?
    they may say, lsts sell through wht we sold in.
    in case you do not know.. sell in is one sep
    selling through is advertising and creating sales so as to create a viable, product in the market place.
    remember folks, it cost about 30 to 40 million to run mankind each qtr and how do they cover these costs?
    I see, with promises.
    so, I own this stock, see great potential, but a management that is not doing their responsibility to make this product a great seller.
    if you are depending on facebook and word of mouth to sell, and patients that find afrezza , you will see five before six in price
    Mar 18, 2015. 09:11 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A Look At Afrezza Prescriptions Through Week 6 And Predictions Through Week 10 [View article]
    Robert, and the other posters..
    we all, are in agreement that we have a great product.
    where we disagree is on two factors.
    how do we get the stock price to reflect what we see as a great money making concept.
    the other area is how we or someone, introduces a product in the consumer field.
    as a company with no funds you do it in a certain method.
    with a giant sanofi you have the power to do it in a corporate, professional, dedicated manner.
    doctors are not interested in anything that is different. they run money making machines. they have limited time for sales people and new ideas that are given to them all day , all the time.
    stop thinking of education as the delievery approach.
    it requires a lot of parts to get a product into the market place.
    I cannot and would not pretend to tell you all the ways on this message board.
    however,
    having been there and done that as a career , I can state you need the patient and the doctor as a team involved in a new drug acceptance.
    advertising on television reinforces what the sales rep says in simple terms.
    advertising , to a large degree, allows the doc at home to hear about your
    product.
    advertising is essential and will happen.
    what we are discussing is, if sales are at a very low rate do you just keep doing what you are doing and wait till the rain starts??
    or, do you take positive action to create the attitude that creates sales.
    attend conventions, go on t.v. call on offices, see the doctor, give samples
    who cares? tell us what works and get to it.
    we are all to smart today to just sit back and say o, they will do something !!
    the time is now when the product info is fresh, the sales force is fresh, and the public is ready for the product.
    so Robert and johnny, I am not negative on mankind as a stock, I am just disappointed that a soft launch which is fine til you get a plant and product going.
    we are now at the point with a full plant, full product, full sales force, and product waiting to be sold.
    what then do we lack?
    go back to merchandising and marketing class 101 if you must..
    look for the answer, and go with the plan .
    sanofi needs no excuses to not move forward , fast .
    they have all they need to move product.

    Mar 14, 2015. 10:02 AM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A Look At Afrezza Prescriptions Through Week 6 And Predictions Through Week 10 [View article]
    some times I forget many of us investers are in many different fields.
    no product sells itself in the pharmaceutical field.!!
    we are only successful when we advertise to get the patient to be knowledgeable when they see the doctor for insulin.
    so if patient is up to speed
    then, the doctor will take time to see the sanofi rep to get the correct info
    then the doc can write and join the party
    the argument is :
    sell in to the field which is the buyer or wholesalers or chains
    then advertise
    or, advertise, build up demand and then provide product
    we decided to load the supply routes and now we must advertise
    any delays is stupid and self serving
    spare me advertising directors
    or,
    vice president of advertising
    or, vice president of marketing
    or, dreck or director..they are all the same
    they all went to the same schools and dress for the part
    someplace in sanofi is a person with the poswr to say, lets go folks!!
    get moving
    then and only then will the team players, say ..great idea!!
    in order for this stock to move up in price and create the impression in wall street that at some future date, we will be profitable , is by letting the world know what we have..its called afrezza
    anyone who tells you this is a controlled launch or its being directed by who knows who, is spreading , you know what.
    this is a great product that deserves a marketing plan designed by professionals, and activated in a professional manner,
    what we have to date is not what sanofi is capable of as I know that its impossible to have the sales reported with all these excuses.
    in fact, sanofi should provide the script in a public forum which would be an excellent way of showing positive results.
    we need leadership, not leading from behind.
    go sanofi go sanofi gp sanofi
    Mar 13, 2015. 08:57 PM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A Look At Afrezza Prescriptions Through Week 6 And Predictions Through Week 10 [View article]
    anyone can get an appointment with their doctor if they are not feeling well.
    bad back pain ,, headaches
    might even be exhaustion from lack of afrezza
    so, samples?? big deal..they should give as many as the doc wants. remember , each sample is to a patient
    so we are back to give them time !!
    why??
    I believe the patient has a tremendous influence with the doctor.
    I cannot see any doctor saying you can not have afrezza
    well, a few
    12oo reps it was mentioned above, means they are selling nothing in comparison to what they are capable of.
    you want us to believe they sell 4 to 6 docs a day .some offices have multiple doctors..then, they have 4 times five days equals at least 20 calls a week.
    from this get how many scripts??
    Mar 13, 2015. 06:37 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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