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#1

This sucks. It is July of 2008 and there is still nothing new on the market to treat hair loss. Just a couple of startup companies preying upon our remaining optimism. We will all still be on this forum in 10 years and we will all be bald by then. WTF


#2

“preying on our remaing optimism”

? ? ?

Umm . . . Could you explain exactly how a company could possibly invent & perfect a baldness cure WITHOUT falling into this category in your mind?

These companies are working on products to do a job. They’ve released little info beyond what’s necessary to placate the bean-counters. They’re not committing to timeframes to release, just making vague predictions based on what they believe is happening at the time they make that prediction.

How is this “preying” on us?

It’s not their fault that we get our hopes up & down like an emotional rollercoaster. We could stop reading the MPB news until the product is on the shelves any time we want.


#3

» “preying on our remaing optimism”
»
» ? ? ?
»
»
» Umm . . . Could you explain exactly how a company could possibly invent &
» perfect a baldness cure WITHOUT falling into this category in your mind?
»
» These companies are working on products to do a job. They’ve released
» little info beyond what’s necessary to placate the bean-counters. They’re
» not committing to timeframes to release, just making vague predictions
» based on what they believe is happening at the time they make that
» prediction.
»
» How is this “preying” on us?
»
» It’s not their fault that we get our hopes up & down like an emotional
» rollercoaster. We could stop reading the MPB news until the product is on
» the shelves any time we want.

Are you suggesting that these companies - such as Aderans - are being responsible? Showing up in TV interviews and making predictions about when HM will be on the market? How are these companies NOT preying upon bald guys (metaphorically speaking)?


#4

»
» Are you suggesting that these companies - such as Aderans - are being
» responsible? Showing up in TV interviews and making predictions about when
» HM will be on the market? How are these companies NOT preying upon bald
» guys (metaphorically speaking)?

Aderans is not a good point for your argument IMO. Ken Washmydic is nothing more than a pimp for Bosley.You cant compare him with the integrity of Cotsaralis. Just my 2 cents.


#5

» »
» » Are you suggesting that these companies - such as Aderans - are being
» » responsible? Showing up in TV interviews and making predictions about
» when
» » HM will be on the market? How are these companies NOT preying upon
» bald
» » guys (metaphorically speaking)?
»
» Aderans is not a good point for your argument IMO. Ken Washmydic is
» nothing more than a pimp for Bosley.You cant compare him with the integrity
» of Cotsaralis. Just my 2 cents.

I can agree with that


#6

There can be a pretty fine line between contructive optimism and unfairing giving false hope.

I don’t think the HM world has been the best example of handling this stuff well. Aderans is Bosley crap IMO and they’ve never been a player. ICX is more legit than phony, but they should have backed off their 2nd phase optimism even though it was probably justified during phase#1.

BUT -

HM researchers’ overly-optimistic predictions still seem within normal habits of most other medical research news.

In blaming all these HM efforts for lying, we’re at least partly getting angry at specific companies over industry-wide practices. If they told the 100% truth, they would just be the only ones in their industry not getting any more funding.