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Http://www.sitedelux.com/trellix/sitebuilder/sitebuilderservletSCHOOL TAX DEBATE
As you know, Tuesday, April 20th, between 2PM and 9PM our Clubhouse is
a polling location for the 2010 School Election. There is a public question
that you will have the right to vote on which deals with the school budget.
There has been information circulated to the community so please read it.
The information shows two positions on the public question of whether or
not the budget for the school system should be approved.
I do not want to take a position either way since this is NOT an Emailer
function. However, many residents have asked, how much is this tax
increase going to cost us? Just take out your tax bill and multiply the
school tax portion by 8.3%.
Again, I just urge each resident to VOTE one way or another.
YOU AND YOUR MEDICATIONS
I guess that even though I have been retired for 12 years, the Pharmacist in
me still exists. I want to make sure that each and every resident is aware
of what is currently going on since it might affect some of your
We all know about generic substitution but many of you don't know about
First, generic substitution for most drugs is being done naturally to save
insurance companies and you money. Are all the generic drugs
comparable? The answer is NO - their generic names are the same but the
way drugs are formulated varies from company to company.
Take for example Aspirin. Lots of brands but frankly I only use Bayer.
Why? They maintain the best formulation. The tablets aren't crumbled and
the smell of Acetic Acid (like in some generics) is never present. If you
think along these lines in regard to prescription medications and generics,
you can then see that generics will vary from company to company for
prescription durgs just like Aspirin.
The formulations for drugs are written as standards and these standards
give manufacturers some leeway when it comes to potency. A drug like
Digoxin, for the heart, I would ONLY ask for Lanoxin brand. It maintains
the same standards batch after batch. There are thousand of other generic
drugs like Digoxin and this can be discussed with your physician or
pharmacist. Keep in mind that when Pharmacy's start buying their
generics from multiple companies, this might also affect a patient because
you might get one brand that has an 80% potency and another brand that
has a 110% potency.
http://www.sitedelux.com/trellix/sitebuilder/SiteBuilderServlet?Command=RenderPage&P. 4/29/2010 What I use to tell patients is to make sure your doctor knows if there are
any changes in the way you are feeling. If your blood pressure is being
maintained and you are then given a different generic (from a different
manufacturer) and then your pressure is either higher or lower, well it can
be related to changes in the generic or it can be related to other changes
you might be experiencing but the doctor should be contacted.
Now for the more scary thing THERAPEUTIC SUBSTITUTION. Simply, this
is like Tagamet and Zantac. They are used for the same thing but they
aren't generically equivalent. The generic names are different.
It's funny because I started therapeutic substitution about 14 years ago in
my hospital for these two drugs. Injectable Tagament and injectable
Zantac were like night and day when it came to cost. By giving
pharmacists the right to subsitute one drug for another my hospital saved
$1 million in those days. However, we had an extensive inservicing of the
medical staff and if you used one versus the other, no problems would
occur on a therapeutic basis to the patient. This is probably one reason
that these drugs went from prescription to over the counter.
Recently I found out that a mail order company like Caremark is now doing
therapeutic substitution for prescription drugs. They called my family
doctor to get the okay and fortunately my family doctor called me. They
even tried to make it sound that by substituting one drug for another I
would be saving lots of money. The truth is, it made no difference because
Greta's copay's are $0 for any drug. So my doctor told me which drug they
wanted to use and I almost "flipped".
Fortunately I remembered that this "therapeutically equivalent" drug had a
much higher percentage of renal toxicity then the drug my wife was
getting. Yet convincing doctors based upon cost savings to the patient
might make doctors say yes and this may or may not be in your best
So here's what I told my doctor and Caremark, I DO NOT WANT ANY
THERAPEUTIC SUBSTITUTION unless I agree to it. If you are feeling okay
with the drugs you are taking and you are willing to spend the difference,
let your doctor know that if the insurance company wants to change your
drug on a therapeutic basis, you don't want it to be done.
These company's take the patient out of the decision making, which I firmly
believe is wrong. Yes, you aren't a pharmacist and if you are getting a less
expensive drug for a very expensive drug, you should make sure, with your
doctor, that this new drug will not cause any additional problems because
the adverse effects profiles of both drugs might be different.
Honestly, my family doctor called me since he was just slightly familiar
with the drug they were recommending. As soon as he heard about the
problem, he told Caremark, NO! He might have said YES thinking that I
would be saving lots of money but fortunately he knows that I might know
more about the drug then he did.
http://www.sitedelux.com/trellix/sitebuilder/SiteBuilderServlet?Command=RenderPage&P. 4/29/2010 WOMEN'S REGENCY GOLF LIST
My next email will have the complete updated list of the Women's Regency
1 TICKET AVAILABLE FOR SMART TALK
1 ticket available on April 26 @ 7:30 to hear Lee Woodruff author,
journalist, and contributing editor for Good Morning America, part of Smart
Talk Women’s Series @ State Theatre in New Brunswick. Great seat, $50.
Contact Sherry Kaufman 732-605-1432.
We are putting together a Ladies and Mens walking team for the Olympics.
The event is on Sunday morning May 16th. at 9AM. Its a 4 person relay
race. Each walker will walk around the track once. It takes place at the
Monroe H.S, track. Anyone interested please call: Linda Ehrlich 732 656
3199 or Mark Greenstein 732 605 0045
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR FLYER
If you would like to help out in distributing flyers, please contact Allan
YOUR EMPTY ALUMINUM CANS CAN HELP THE
BURN CENTER AT ST. BARNABAS HOSPITAL.
Just got back from the dumpster I was telling you about regarding saving
aluminum cans for children who have suffered from burns. The dumpster
is located in the rear part of the New Jersey Firefighters Building, Monroe
Twp. Emergency Service which is on Centre Drive at the building complex
across from Forsgate Country Club on Forsgate Drive. It goes to the Burn
Center at St. Barnabas Hospital
(JUST A THOUGHT - MAYBE WE COULD HAVE SOME KIND OF
CONTAINER ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE CLUBHOUSE WHERE THE
GARBAGE CANS ARE LOCATED THAT RESIDENTS CAN USE FOR THIS
PURPOSE, INSTEAD OF ALL OF US GOING TO THIS SITE. MAYBE KIEVE
AND CHARLIE CAN WORK SOMETHING OUT AS IT IS FOR A VERY GOOD
ACTORS AND PLAYERS NEED SOME COSTUME
Actors and Players is in need of costume fabric for this year's October
show. Please mention this in the community e-mail.
Please request they contact me if anyone is in the position to provide us
with costume fabric. Thanks for your help.
A THANK YOU FROM SYLVIA AND ED
Sylvia and I wish to thank the entire Regency community for its outpouring
of support and concern for us following the death of my father on March
30. Our gratitude cannot be expressed adequately enough. The people who
live here are extraordinary and very special.
Sylvia and Ed Fleischer
REGENCY DINING CLUB
IF YOU ENJOY GOOD FOOD, GOOD WINE AND GOOD COMPANY THE
REGENCY DINING CLUB MAY BE JUST THE PLACE FOR YOU!
THE 7th SEASON WILL BEGIN WITH THE FIRST DINNER IN OCTOBER;
SUBSEQUENT DINNERS ARE IN DECEMBER, FEBRUARY, APRIL AND
RECIPES ARE SUPPLIED & MEMBER COUPLES ARE DIVIDED INTO
GROUPS OF FOUR COUPLES PER HOME WITH EACH COUPLE ASSIGNED
A TASK (HOST, APPETIZER, ENTRÉE, DESSERT)
TO FIND OUT MORE INFORMATION CALL
Friar's Club Trip
Tuesday April 20th
Bus will be leaving from the Clubhouse At 8:00 AM
The tour time has been changed to 10:30 AM
Lunch is at noon and we expect to leave around 3:00 PM
BUSINESS CASUAL ATTIRE SUGGESTED
The Regency Men’s & Women’s Clubs
THAT'S IT FOR NOW
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