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On Nov. 4: “Deadly Strain of Old Man’s Friend” to bring riches for Ernie Tremblay’s teased stock?

Ernie Tremblay’s teaser pitches about imminent FDA decisions or other biotech catalysts always get a lot of attention — not necessarily because he’s always right (ARLZ did get approval for their drug, but the stock is actually down… EARS did not “double by August 31” because the trial he was teasing failed on efficacy), but […]

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    I strongly believe I had this horrible flu this year. I however, am still having troubles with the oxygen level in my sy...

  • Gr8Full!

    $BLPH wow > 8K filed.... http://investors.bellerophon.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=253899&p=irol-SECText&TEXT=aHR0cDovL2FwaS50ZW...

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    Now tell me Doc how many immunized children died of pneumonia between 2010 and 2016 and also how many non-immunized chi...

  • Michael Jorrin,

    Pneumonia can be a result of a flu infection, and it can also be a result of a number of other respiratory infections, c...

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    Thank you for the info Doc. Isn't one of the problems with deaths from the flu are combined with deaths due to pneumonia...

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    $pneumonia Marianne - most the exceptional people I know, have a tendency to "overdo it" Probably one of the reasons f...

  • achandra13

    Marianne, very glad to hear you are doing better. Pneumonia can cause severe weakness so please take care, eat well and ...

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    $no ticker Thank you Doc - and everyone else for the positive thoughts and well wishes. I am a stubborn Viking woman who...

  • Myron Martin

    If Mr. Jorrin is serious about taking an unbiased look at alternative therapies then I suggest he or anyone else interes...

  • Dr. KSS MD PhD

    Clinically, Robert S. was probably bipolar and given to psychotic levels of depression when he was in the depressive pha...

  • SoGiAm

    $NBRV np - Nabriva Therapeutics Announces Completion of Enrollment in LEAP 2, a Phase 3 Clinical Trial Evaluating Oral L...

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    $No Ticker Your money and your life LAY/AP LONDON — About 11 percent of medicines in developing countries are count...

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    $AKAO long The cUIT trial A Study of Efficacy/Safety of Intravenous S-649266 Versus Imipenem/Cilastatin in Complicated ...

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    I've been looking at this one carefully ladies and gents, and I think it's worth a $1k balloon float. Here's why. I'...

  • SoGiAm

    $NBRV np - Nabriva Therapeutics Announces Positive Topline Results from Global, Phase 3 Clinical Trial Evaluating IV an...

  • arch1

    Helen M. hyorhinis rang a bell for me, so spent a few minutes confirming that is the bacteria that causes pig lung dise...

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    $NBRV I remember looking into Nabriva Therapeutics a long time ago. Supplementing my own due dilligence with Doc's wh...

  • SoGiAm

    $AKAO long LpxC related - Childhood Pneumonia http://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2646720? https://twi...

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    That is a sobering study, IP. S. Pneumonia is a nasty organism. I would hate to be born as one of those rabbits. I use o...

  • Dr. KSS MD PhD

    Steve Simonson, who is a friend, came off as stultifying I know, but he's a meticulous careful guy. A key question here ...

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    $AKAO. Long Achaogen presents data on plazomicin against MDR gram-negative bacteria in multiple settings at ASM Micro...

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    Being old school and a fatalist you gottta die from something. Growing up in the 50s the greatest fear was living in an ...

  • arch1

    DR iclaprim shows no neprhrotoxicity and can be used for diabetes patients with renal problems. Fastrack FDA for absssi ...

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    I would be happy to officiate or just participate in an over 70's discussion group and offer self help hands on remedies...

  • Dr. KSS MD PhD

    Yes. Unfortunately---and the Hitch is someone on whom I can expound at length---his was stage IV at diagnosis. Hitchens ...

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    It appears the events were tonsillitis, pneumonia and an unrelated fever. Long $AUPH...

  • Dr. KSS MD PhD

    Wow....sorry to hear you have CD, rickles. That's a loooooong time to have dealt with it. As I am sure you have come acr...

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    WHO (World Health Organisation) today announced a list of bacteria for which antibiotics are urgently needed: http:/...

  • arch1

    doc Take care to get rested. I am just barely coherent after a little cough that went to bronchitis on the way tp pneum...

  • SoGiAm

    Nabriva Achieves 60% Randomization Target in LEAP 1 Phase 3 Trial in Community Acquired Bacterial Pneumonia http://inve...

  • Dr. KSS MD PhD

    Did someone ask about Paratek Pharma today? I seem to remember it and perhaps drove by. We've not got a dog in that figh...

  • Myron Martin

    As a senior citizen who ended up in hospital with pneumonia 2 years ago the article by Ernie Tremblay about no new antib...

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    Doc, this is such a well written answer! Some concepts beg elucidation, and tumor metastasis, tumor cell type tumor gene...

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    I am assuming the stock will recover next week on this news: FDA Advisory Committee Votes That Efficacy Results of C...

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    Some of us have lives worth living w/ nary a shred of religious faith and we'd very much appreciate being rescued from p...

  • Dr. KSS MD PhD

    Macrolides are not ototoxic. The only antibiotic you need to fear is the aminoglycoside class. All tempest in a teapot b...

  • Michael Jorrin,

    Dave, I don't think there are any data as yet on solithromycin's effects on hearing. Those reports may take some time ...

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    Michael, do you have any info on the ototoxicity of this new 'mycin? I already have serious inner-ear damage and dread t...

  • Michael Jorrin,

    I can't comment on the prospects for CEMP, but the likelihood that solithromycin will soar is not high. Standard treat...

  • Dr. KSS MD PhD

    And, natch, that's all a pile of steaming bull caca. Many agents are more effective than azithromycin, mutation is impos...

  • Dr. KSS MD PhD

    On further thought, and not trying to steal Travis's thunder if he's thinking of writing on this, I feel the company has...

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    I actually now think it is $CEMP. It mentions an FDA decision expected by December 27 .. and CEMP has a PDUFA on that...

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    On the Moneymap press teaser, I actually now think it is $CEMP. It mentions an FDA decision expected by December 27 ....

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    Refresher needed from mental block. Who is the North Carolina company with the ph3 antibiotic for pneumonia w/QDIP desi...

  • Dr. KSS MD PhD

    Effective for Gram-positive pneumonias, but not pneumonia in general. Brilacidin is Gram-positive only....

  • SoGiAm

    A2QoTD keep F brilacidin ($CTIX) is effective for pneumonia BTW for future QoTD's - twitter poll is limited to 4 c...

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    E, at least, assuming the pneumonia is actually streptococcus pneumonia and not just a generically named "pneumonia"....

  • Dr. KSS MD PhD

    OK. Which ONE OR MORE of the following antibiotics would NOT have been appropriate to use in treating Hillary Clinton...

  • Anamorph

    Well there is also the factor of (probable) Kevlar and (definite) dress clothing, standing for a long time on a warm day...

  • Dr. KSS MD PhD

    I feel it's highly plausible that $ARTH will attain a billion in market cap unless it is ingested by a larger firm such ...

  • Dr. KSS MD PhD

    Answer to today's question. To treat bacterial infections, the first step is to have in mind what flavor of pathogen ...

  • achandra13

    I think its (d). As you had recently covered $CEMP informing us that it was mostly for community accquired pneumonia. Re...

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    Hi, I've seen a Dr KSS post about how warnings about Cempra Pharmaceuticals ($CEMP) have been posted, but I have not ...

  • Dr. KSS MD PhD

    Alan: we tend to invoke the died of old age/natural causes when death occurs from gradual dwindling and without an obvio...

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    $AKAO Achaogen has been going crazy on that pre-clinical research. The company is presenting 4 posters and 2 oral pre...

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    While not exactly the same situation, I would also be concerned about the decrease in specialists who exercise hospital ...

  • Dr. KSS MD PhD

    I mourn the passing of larger-than-life Cassius Clay. The medical chatrooms are saying that in the last couple of years ...

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    I am so glad, Ben. It is hard navigating the health care system when you are seeing a loved one suffer, and realize th...

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    $FARN Went long $FARN this morning. The thing about Faron Pharmaceuticals and Traumakine for ARDS is this: you...

  • SoGiAm

    Two-minute video boosts pneumonia vaccinations http://scienmag.com/two-minute-video-boosts-pneumonia-vaccinations/ How...

  • sogiam

    $NBRV- Nabriva Therapeutics AG has added a news release to its Investor Relations website. Title: Nabriva Initiates S...

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    Thanks for the response, doc. I need to spend more time to understand things. I am trying to understand how to assess da...

  • Dr. KSS MD PhD

    You know, there is a minor push in rheum these days to use triple oral therapy in RA consisting of MTX, hydroxychloroqui...

  • Myron Martin

    It is now just over a year that I ended up in the hospital, (after 60 years of not having seen a doctor) unable to breat...

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    Doc the only thing was the part about the brain controlling all the body parts. The electro cardiologists I went to clai...

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    Thank you, gentlemen, you are the best. The review was helpful. I remember some of the anatomy and physiology from m...

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    Hi, all, I covet your prayers and any advice on a topic: my brother has small cell lung cancer that was caught at a rath...

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    IN TODAYS NEWS ABOUT CEMPRA IT WAS DISCLOSED THAT IN THEIR SOLITAIRE -1V PHASE 3 TRIAL 5 PATIENTS (1.2%) ON SOLITHROMICI...

  • Dr. KSS MD PhD

    Larry: mgmt are being misleading. Any trial can be unblinded at any time, and more important, individual patients can be...

  • Dr. KSS MD PhD

    Someone was asking up above about $GNCA. For the homegamers, this is Genocea Biosciences of Cambridge, MA, a vaccines de...

  • achandra13

    Re: $APHB This is another of Glenns find and something which Dr. KSS has talked about +vely in the past. Dr. KSS would ...

  • sogiam

    NBRV-Copied from current biotechnology thread: Dr. KSS, I am elated by your comment above to John King :-) I have spen...

  • sogiam

    NBRV: Phase II study: http://newdrugapprovals.org/2014/03/31/bc-3781-a-pleuromutilin-by-nabriva-austria-in-phase-2/ Nab...

  • sogiam

    NBRV-Nabriva Therapeutics AG (IPO) 9/18 $15-17 Focusing on Community Acquired Bacterial Pneumonia (CABP) : http://retai...

  • Ben

    An outbreak of Legionnaires' disease has killed an eighth person in Quincy, Illinois, and sickened 41, mostly at a veter...

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    Fellow gummies, does anyone recall the probiotic recommended by Dr. KSS? A friend has been taking multiple antibiotics, ...

  • arch1

    DR KSS What do seven out of ten TV doctors recommend for someone recovering from pneumonia ? Get some fresh air and ...

  • Dr. KSS, MD PhD

    Thanks Mr. Paglee---it began as a virus, but dragged on, and turned into a full blown bacterial left lung pneumonia. It'...

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    DrKSS, sorry to learn of your ordeal -- was it viral pneumonia? I too, suffer from bronchitis sometimes after catching ...

  • Dr. KSS, MD PhD

    Hello all....back in the saddle after a quite horrible viral process that turned into fullblown pneumonia with reactive ...

  • Myron Martin, Junior Mining Columnist

    Appreciate all the positive response, and YES, I am working on updates for my next column. There has been a great deal o...

  • Dr. KSS, MD PhD

    To Doug Cohn...thanks for posting. The Australian reasoning goes like this. Most childhood vaccines are against viruses....

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    Thanks Herbert for reminding me of that site. It also shows that Cempra is recruiting for three Phase 3 trails slated fo...

  • sogiam

    AKAO-8-K 3/31/15 http://investors.achaogen.com/secfiling.cfm?filingid=1301501-15-4&CIK=1301501 Item 8.01 Other Events. ...

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    I didn't like that either, but they are speaking to stockholders not a convention of internists. My understanding is tha...

  • arch1

    The folks at Agora are touting Cempra Pharma and their " 4th generation macrolide,,,,Solithromycin".,,,,,currently in p...

  • DBMD

    I know not solicited, but some of the antibiotic choice is dictated by Obama care. If your hospital is to get the total ...

  • sogiam

    Dr. KSS. my dad has been diagnosed with pneumonia in a new location (left lower lobe) They x-rayed his chest last night...

  • Dr. KSS, MD PhD

    (YAWN). Could've told you that a year ago. In fact, I am pretty sure I DID say that a year ago in these very threads...

  • Dr. KSS, MD PhD

    Kenny, I think you were asking last night about Cempra $CEMP and posted a blurb from someone backing it. Obviously there...

  • DBMD

    My contention is that Dalvance would be worth the cost on all hips at time of implant regardless of MRSA risk. Almost ce...

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    That chart is fascinating! So in 1900, flu and pneumonia were the #1 cause of death, followed closely by TB...and cance...

  • Dr. KSS, MD PhD

    I agree, danger, that it has ick to it. In fact, I suspect they will get serious blowback about having done this from t...

  • Dr. KSS, MD PhD

    Hi analog: Mostly the refused reimbursements pertain to two things: DVT, and infections associated with urinary catheter...

  • Dr. KSS, MD PhD

    Caveat: I have biases about ATNM that may impair my objectivity, but Glenn is right. Why does AML kill? Because often...

  • arch1

    KennyG I also heard definite 2 or 3 billion but the answer I heard was,,,, a chuckle,,,NO. Something Brilacidon like i...

  • arch1

    Matt Think MRSA or pneumonia you get in the hospital...

  • Dr. KSS, MD PhD

    Here is the ARWR late-breaking abstract for AASLD: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bzbg9xDIcAAcYtA.jpg key points: (1) ...

  • Dr. KSS, MD PhD

    I am amazed azithromycin sells as much as it does. I just don't rx it...I have had too many treatment failures on it. If...

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