Monogram Bioscience investor comments on allegations of illegal Pfizer HIV premarketing: "I think we're screwed"
Pfizer is seeking FDA approval to sell maraviroc for patients who have tried other treatments and have a form of HIV that uses the CCR5 receptor. Today, Question Authority revealed that a Pfizer whistleblower claims Pfizer illegally premarketed maraviroc.
This didn't sit well with Monogram Biosciences investors. Monogram Biosciences makes a blood test to determine if a patient falls into the category that should be treated with the Pfizer drug. In Pfizer's screening, 56 percent of previously treated patients had a virus that used CCR5.
Here are a few comments about my article, from people with an apparent stake in Monogram Biosciences, posted on the company's financial message board:
"I dont think its a real setback. If they broke the "Marketing" rules then PFE will pay a fine and they'll move on. This has nothing to do with the success, effectiveness or approval of the drug. I doubt that the FDA will sacrafice human lives for the sake of "Marketing". I think this "illegal marketing" reinforces PFE's confidence in this drug."
"did pfe respond to this yet? "
"I think you are smart enough not to believe everything that you see printed or in the net."
"I know. I try to post my finds though, so people can make an informed decision. I hold a very large position in this stock and that article doesn't alter my particular views."
"I agree, there is a lot of BS out there... seems this guy who wrote the article (Dr. Rost) has a personal vendetta against PFE. He has a website where all he does is bash PFE... I just read that he has already retained the services of Katz, Marshall & Banks, LLP to represent this supposed whistleblower. I'm thinking this is much to do about nothing. http://peterrost.blogspot.com/ "
"i think where screwed"