RSHN Announces New Item Ginseng Viral Care.
Possible Bird Flu Play may move rshn higher. imho
Press Release Source: RushNet, Inc.
RushNet, Inc. Announces New Item Ginseng Viral Care Wednesday October 26, 2:25 pm ET
BLUE ISLAND, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 26, 2005--RushNet, Inc. (Pink Sheets:RSHN.PK - News) is pleased to announce the expansion of its line of Ginseng Rush(TM) capsules to include Ginseng Viral Care, a formula consisting of powdered ginseng root, green tea, ginger, rose hips, acerola and other special ingredients.
The company noted that yesterday's segment of ABC-TV's "Good Morning America" cited a Canadian double-blind placebo study demonstrating ginseng's anti-viral properties. The clinical study, published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (October 25, 2005; vol 173, issue 9), involved 323 adults. Those given ginseng extract (Panax quinquefolius) suffered 25% fewer viral colds than subjects given a placebo. Those taking ginseng also reduced their incidence of multiple colds by more than half compared to the placebo group.
According to the authors of the study, "Our results can be compared with those for many of the common antiviral drugs such as rimantadine, amantadine, zanamivir or oseltamivir for the prevention or treatment of influenza."
Robert Corr, president of RushNet, Inc., said, "The scientific confirmation of ginseng's powerful anti-viral properties will support our launch, in early 2006, of a highly profitable line of all-natural Ginseng Viral Care(TM) products. We have combined pure Wisconsin-grown American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius) with other quality ingredients known to enhance immune function and overall health. The result is a product which is very timely given the likelihood of raging influenza epidemics going forward."
Corr added, "RushNet gives consumers honest measures of certified unadulterated American ginseng harvested in Wisconsin, where soil and climate are ideal for ginseng cultivation. Wisconsin ginseng is world renowned for its purity and potency."
"Foreign ginseng is suspect with regard to its potency and possible contamination by chemicals and banned pesticides, as pointed out by U.S. Senator Russell Feingold," Corr continued. "To make matters worse, some manufacturers who list ginseng as an ingredient test zero for detectable ginsenosides, the unique active ingredient in ginseng. At RushNet, we are committed not only to offering consumers the best ginseng possible but also to exposing ginseng charlatans no matter how big they are."
RushNet Inc. is the licensed marketing agent for Rush Beverage Company products and brand owner of e-water(TM). www.enjoytherush.com
Disclaimer: The Company relies upon Safe Harbor Laws of 1933, 1934 and 1995 for all public news releases. Statements, which are not historical facts, are forward-looking statements. The company, through its management, makes forward-looking public statements concerning its expected future operations, performance and other developments. Such forward-looking statements are necessarily estimates reflecting the company's best judgment based upon current information and involve a number of risks and uncertainties, and there can be no assurance that other factors will not affect the accuracy of such forward-looking statements. It is impossible to identify all such factors. Factors which could cause actual results to differ materially from those estimated by the company include, but are not limited to, government regulation; managing and maintaining growth; the effect of adverse publicity; litigation; competition; and other factors which may be identified from time to time in the company's public announcements. Contact:
Note the continual rise from Jan/03 at pennies to $4 today. Thanks to ginseng! I don't see why RSHN should do anything less!
This is the relevant US patent involved: United States Patent 6,432,454 Shan , et al. August 13, 2002
Processes of making north american ginseng fractions, products containing them, and use as immunomodulators
Abstract The invention is directed to chemical processes of preparing fractions from North American ginseng (Panax quinquefolium) and pharmaceutical compositions containing these fractions. The products of the present invention may be used to stimulate the production of cytokines and/or antibodies, or as therapeutics targeted at conditions characterized by low immunity, such as the common cold, influenza, chronic fatigue syndrome, AIDS and cancer.
Inventors: Shan; Jacqueline J. (Edmonton, CA); Pang; Peter K. T. (Edmonton, CA); Huang; Buhan (Edmonton, CA); Ling; Lei (Edmonton, CA) Assignee: C. V. Technologies, Inc. (Edmonton, CA) Appl. No.: 581161 Filed: July 27, 2000 PCT Filed: November 11, 1998 PCT NO: PCT/US90/25724
Look at the buys coming in last hour of fridays closing.
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Asia-Pacific bird flu experts study doomsday scenarios at Australia meeting
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BRISBANE, Australia (AFP) - International health officials met to discuss the nightmare scenario of a bird flu pandemic threatening millions of lives in the Asia-Pacific region. ADVERTISEMENT
Experts from the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation ( APEC) forum, Pacific island nations and the World Health Organisation (WHO) discussed how governments could react if the virus mutates into a form that is easily transmissable between humans.
A senior Australian official at the conference, who declined to be named, said delegates discussed the possibility of countries sealing their borders as a way of preventing the spread of a pandemic.
He said the officials also looked at ways they could prevent international trade grinding to a halt.
"We're talking about how economies will deal with this issue, how they'll keep the water running, the sewerage working..." he told reporters on Monday.
"If it's a fully-blown pandemic then the results for the region, for the world, could be quite catastrophic as far as movement of people, movement of goods, the ongoing commerce and the ongoing operations of communities go."
The official said the experts were considering staging a mock outbreak of human-to-human bird flu to test the effectiveness of emergency planning.
"Not so much testing domestic plans but testing regional coordination, so if there is an outbreak here, how could the region respond?" he said.
Foreign Minister Alexander Downer said it was the first time disaster management experts from the 21 APEC economies had been able to meet and compare notes on managing bird flu.
"This is a very important meeting in terms of ensuring the APEC economies and some of our partners, like the Pacific island countries, have got good preparations in place and then we'll see how we can coordinate our efforts in the event of the worst happening," Downer told reporters.
The H5N1 strain of bird flu has killed more than 60 people in Southeast Asia since late 2003 and experts fear disaster could strike if it becomes readily contagious through human-to-human contact.
Downer said such a virus would have to be rapidly identified and contained.
"We're looking at how you would contain an area," he said. "Hopefully we're only talking about a suburb or a village, not a whole country, so in the event of there being a mutation, how quickly are you going to identify it? How effectively are you going to be able to isolate it? Those are key issues."
Australia has said it will consider preventing interstate travel, ordering border closures in parts of the country and cancelling large public gatherings if a pandemic should occur.
Downer said the country would consider closing its international borders in extreme circumstances.
"Of course if it became an epidemic, we would want to stop it becoming a pandemic, spreading across borders," he told commercial televisions.
"And so only in the most extreme circumstances, the most dire circumstances would we be reduced to closing our borders."
An Australian plan distributed at the conference said customs officials could check people with thermal scanning equipment if a pandemic broke out to detect passengers who had a fever.
The plan said large numbers of people arriving in Australia may need to be quarantined to prevent transmission of pandemic influenza.
It said schools could be closed and workers encouraged to operate from their homes to minimise contact between people.
However, the Australian Medical Association said the meeting should not overstate the danger.
"I hope they issue a 'don't panic' message because it's a message we have to have. We know at this time there is no pandemic influenza," said association president Mukesh Haikerwal.
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Companies across Asia bracing for bird flu catastrophe
Sun Oct 30, 3:08 AM ET
SINGAPORE, (AFP) - Just two years after the SARS outbreak sent Asian economies into intensive care, companies across the region are bracing themselves for the vastly more malignant threat of a bird flu pandemic. ADVERTISEMENT
The Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) crisis of 2003 killed about 800 people out of 8,000 cases and cost regional economies an estimated 18 billion dollars, according to the Asian Development Bank (ADB).
The hardest hit were Singapore, Hong Kong, China, Thailand, Vietnam, Taiwan and Malaysia. Travel-related industries were the most severely affected by the disease, which was spread by air passengers from China and Hong Kong.
On the other hand, an avian flu pandemic has the potential to kill millions worldwide and affect all economic sectors.
The ADB says in the Asia-Pacific region alone, the economic cost of a bird flu pandemic could exceed 250 billion dollars.
At the moment, the World Health Organization (WHO) says the bird flu threat is still in the third of six phases, with over 60 deaths recorded in Asia since 2003 and rare instances of suspected human-to-human infection.
Phase 6 is the doomsday scenario -- the full pandemic phase with sustained human-to-human infection in the general population.
"Phase 3, where we are now, is kind of the warning phase. It's out there, we know it's out there, we really have to pay attention. We have to plan," said Dr. Jeffrey Staples, senior medical advisor to emergency services firm International SOS.
"My guess is that at Phase 5, governments will probably impose international travel restrictions," he told AFP in an interview.
"So what this gives us is a window of opportunity whereby we can consider moving people around in Phase 4," he said, referring to the possibility of relocating expatriate corporate staff out of affected countries.
"Phase 3 is probably too early to move people, but it's not too early to think and to start planning in a holistic way."
With the virus now confirmed to have spread into Europe, companies across Asia are preparing emergency plans for a pandemic which it is widely assumed will hit in only a matter of time.
Contingency measures ranging from free Vitamin C pills for workers and taking poultry off the canteen menu to costly evacuation plans for expatriate staff and their families are being drafted by companies.
Nestle Malaysia said it was in the process of drafting a bird flu contingency plan, with guidance from local authorities and its headquarters in Switzerland.
Shell Malaysia said the group's "contingency planning, initially in some 50 countries, is well advanced".
In China, Charles Zhang, public relations manager of Procter and Gamble in the southern province of Guangzhou, told AFP all staff had been urged to "pay attention to their personal health and bird flu prevention measures".
Procter and Gamble, which has 5,000 employees in China, one percent of them expatriates, is not stockpiling masks or shoe gloves and so far has no alternate plans for transport in case supply chains become bottled up.
There are no evacuation plans at the moment. Neither does the group have any stocks of anti-viral drug Tamiflu because in China, people needed to go to hospitals and get prescriptions from doctors, Zhang said.
Tian Geng, spokesman for Kodak China in southeastern city of Xiamen, said the company has a special department "which has done a lot of work during SARS and has special medical knowledge".
In Indonesia, about 4,500 workers at PT Sierad Produce, an integrated poultry company, are given Vitamin C tablets with their daily meals, said the company's president director, Eko Putra Sanjoyo.
"Since the outbreak of avian influenza in Indonesia, we have been improving biosecurity aspects in our farms as well as for our workers," Sanjoyo said.
Sierad operates its own feedmills, breeding farms and fast-food restaurants. It also produces chicken nuggets and supplies around 70,000-100,000 slaughtered chickens daily to chains like Wendy's, McDonald's and Kentucky Fried Chicken.
Sanjoyo said he spends around two billion rupiah (198,000 dollars) annually on flu shots for his workers and has installed "backup" teams to replace key corporate officers and farm workers should they be infected with bird flu.
In Vietnam, where most of the bird flu deaths have been reported, a human resources official of Toyota, which employs 800 people in Vinh Phuc province, said that in 2003 "we published a prevention manual that was used during the SARS epidemic, and it is still effective now".
"We provided workers with masks, antiseptic mouthwash, nose drops and ordinary flu tablets. We sterilised our plant regularly. During the epidemic, workers entering the workplace must pass a sterilised carpet at the entrance.
"At present, we have excluded poultry and poultry products from our menu."
Medical advisor Staples of International SOS said that "multinational corporations are still struggling to understand the full scope of a pandemic and the full threat to business continuity".
"Think of it just as a matter of scale. SARS killed about 800 people and the numbers the WHO is throwing out (for bird flu) are in the millions, possibly more. Just on that level, it's several orders of magnitude greater.'
"It's a fundamentally different virus with a different epidemiological pattern so if it goes pandemic, it will probably spread more quickly and kill more people, and it's just going to be on a completely different scale than SARS was," Staples said.
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Monday, October 31, 2005; Posted: 9:22 a.m. EST (14:22 GMT)
BANGKOK, Thailand (AP) -- A woman in a northern suburb of the Thai capital of Bangkok has been diagnosed with bird flu, Deputy Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul said Monday.
The 50-year-old woman, who is recovering in Bangkok's Siriraj Hospital, is the country's 20th human victim of the disease since 2003, and the third this year. Thirteen of those infected by the virus died.
RushNet, Inc. Secures Additional Bottler for e-water(TM) Monday October 31, 11:39 am ET
BLUE ISLAND, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 31, 2005--RushNet, Inc. (Pink Sheets:RSHN.PK - News) is pleased to announce the company has negotiated with a major water bottling firm and secured additional production of e-water(TM), a wholly owned RushNet product. Currently, e-water(TM) is bottled by a state-of the-art firm in Corona, California and capably serves the West and Southwest regions. The new bottler, with plants in Illinois and Florida, will more efficiently serve the Eastern seaboard, Midwest and Southeast, thereby reducing freight costs to those markets substantially. Furthermore, plans are afoot to oxygenate e-water(TM). The new version, called "e-water O2," will complement existing e-water(TM) and is slated for production in early 2006. Robert Corr, president of RushNet, Inc, stated, "With the help of our new bottler, e-water(TM) is now strategically placed to penetrate all important markets throughout the U.S.A. And the overall savings in freight costs will add nicely to our profitability."
Corr added, "We are getting excited praise from retailers about our e-water(TM). They are quite enthusiastic about its prospects. Our new bottler has the capability of oxygenating water under high pressure. If e-water(TM) is a monster, as we expect, then 'e-water O2' could be a Godzilla."
The company also reported it has received the first purchase order from its Canadian master distributor. The order covers Ginseng Rush(TM), Ginseng Rush XXX(TM) and Rush Cola(TM).
RushNet Inc. is the licensed marketing agent for Rush Beverage Company products and brand owner of e-water(TM). www.enjoytherush.com
Disclaimer: The Company relies upon Safe Harbor Laws of 1933, 1934 and 1995 for all public news releases. Statements, which are not historical facts, are forward-looking statements. The company, through its management, makes forward-looking public statements concerning its expected future operations, performance and other developments. Such forward-looking statements are necessarily estimates reflecting the company's best judgment based upon current information and involve a number of risks and uncertainties, and there can be no assurance that other factors will not affect the accuracy of such forward-looking statements. It is impossible to identify all such factors. Factors which could cause actual results to differ materially from those estimated by the company include, but are not limited to, government regulation; managing and maintaining growth; the effect of adverse publicity; litigation; competition; and other factors which may be identified from time to time in the company's public announcements.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Contact: RushNet, Inc. Robert Corr, 708-389-6625
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Its good that the weaks are selling because it makes rshn a stronger stock. I have see this so many times before, after the weaks sell then the run-up occurs. You watch this stock the next couple of weeks. imho