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To all my followers I welcome you to my BlogSpot at SA....
You PAY nothing to me to learn what I know.. I give it to all FREELY and only ask that you pass it on in your own special way, especially if you MAKE MONEY!
I am now nearly 11 years retired from the US pharma industry having spent over 33 years in the Mid-Atlantic Corridor in Sales (Hospital mainly), Scientific Relations, Managed Care/LTC, than back into sales before retiring at age 55! It was always my Dream to retire Early and I achieved my Dream in May of 2007.
I started in 1974 around Christmas Time...US Pharma was the gift that kept giving to me for almost a Lifetime.I began my career 7 months out of College at tiny Reed and Carnrick, Kenilworth, NJ. We had HIGH double digit INFLATION and soaring Un employment in 1974! After 4 years of on the job learning and thank God for Michael Morse the best Division Sales Mgr I ever had, who believed in me when others thought I was too young and In-experienced, I developed into a Solid Pharma sales performer!
Others took notice and came calling in 1978, I left R&C and went to Hospital Sales at BMY for the next 4.5 years, than in 1983 Bayer/Miles Labs recruited me away, I stayed 25 years at Bayer until we merged into SGP/MRK prior to early retirement in 2007..
I was part of the launch of over 50 new drugs over my Career with 6 different Antibiotics including Azlocillin, Amikacin , Cipro and finally Avelox. The list included Antibiotics, Anti-Fungals, Anti High Blood Pressure/ Cholesterol, Anti-Neoplastics/Cancer, Immune Modulators, Dementia/AZ and Diabetes.etc. I like to say I sold drugs that treated people from WOMB to TOMB and I mean that quite literally!
Today I enjoy investing in Bio-Pharmas mostly, because it is what I know best! I come from the Peter Lynch School of Investing so only Invest in what you Know best!
I invest mostly 70% of portfolio in large companies such as AZN, BMY, PFE, MRK, GSK, and JNJ (love the divis and security) but I like the up and coming riskier Bios like EXEL,EXAS,CLDX, ARRY and many others. Cancer, Immunotherapy and Inflammation intrigues me most today--I call these disease states the FRUIT at the Top, pretty much all the Low hanging Fruit is now discovered and available Generically/relatively cheap too....so I have made those 3 Disease States a major Focus since 2008 w/ plays at PFE, JNJ,BMY,MRK and GSK...my best performing BTs are CRIS and EXEL, which have done quite well over time for me....today I see ARRY as a BT that reminds me so much of EXEL or CRIS a couple years ago....I am long ARRY and many others today!
As of 9/20/17 I am announcing a STRONG BUY on CRIS again....a stock Ive been invested in since 2010 w/ net profit booked of ~$68,000. CRIS is One of many incubators for Roche Holdings and Genentech..they are tiny but very nimble and worthy of risk money!
With the real fears of WW Pandemics and MDR-Bacteria, the FDA/Congress has given us BARDA,the GAIN act and QDIP and I've come to appreciate the Retroviral/Antibiotic/Anti-fungal cos.and have made them a major component of my LT strategy to build wealth while in Retirement....
Ive invested in AB cos like Trius(TSRX), Cubist(CBST), Cempra(CEMP-now Melinta), Durata(DRTX), Tetraphase(TTPH), Innovation(IPIX), Akaogen(AKAO),and Paratek(PRTK)....over the last couple years... I manage personal monies and some family members retirement monies..in total well over $1M ....gratis of course!
Just click on my Picture up in the Top left corner and you can always read my thoughts on a myriad of Pharmas and BTs..I think I have 900+ comments going back 10 years now!
I do not write articles for SA because their Editors do not believe in my Writing Style and I'm too old and unwilling to change for them for a lousy $35/article/penny per click payment so I Blog FREE instead! I give FREELY what others charge an ARM or a LEG for and many read me for just that reason, others for my wisdom and yet others for me experiences in Pharma..I try to keep it REAL WORLD when SA imo does not..in fact I think SA is a fraud promoter for much of their operation!
You may or may not agree w/ me in my postings but I will always tell you how I feel about Companies and I spare you the Noise and PC crap you may hear from others...mine is an opine that covers these Companies from the perspective of ONE who worked for/against them and over 33 years..today I am UN-encumbered by the BRIDLES of employment and PC , I can honestly look back at the those who did it right and wrong and share my thoughts w/ you honestly!