Official Newsjournal of the Illinois Council of Health-System Pharmacists

ICHP KeePosted

President's Message

Collaboration Gone Wrong

One of the first things I was asked to do after my election as President was to choose a “theme” for my presidency. I selected collaboration, and I’ve tried, in these articles...
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Directly Speaking

PTCB: Where are we and where are we going?

2015 marks the 20th anniversary of the Pharmacy Technician Board, Inc., a not-for-profit certifying body established in 1995 by four pharmacy organizations. Two State associations, the Michigan...
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Toss for Treasure!

Annual Meeting to Feature the New ICHP Pharmacy Action Fund Ring Toss

by Scott A. Meyers, Treasurer, ICHP Pharmacy Action Fund

The ICHP Pharmacy Action Fund has created a new and interactive event for the 2015 Annual Meeting and you can help make... read more...

American Pharmacists Month: It’s Never Too Early to Plan!

Will Your Celebration Be Memorable?

by Scott A. Meyers, Executive Vice President

National Pharmacy Month (October) isn’t that far away, and it might be a good time to show your health care... read more...

Acknowledgement of Peer Reviewers

The editors of KeePosted would like to thank the following individuals who provided peer reviews of Educational Affairs... read more...

Educational Affairs

Naloxone for pre-hospital and layperson administration to reverse opioid overdoses

by Elizabeth Messana, PGY1 Pharmacy Resident, Department of Pharmacy; Gary D Peksa, Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Emergency Medicine, Department of Pharmacy, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL

Background The United States is experiencing an epidemic of illegal and prescription drug abuse.1,2 Between 2002... read more...

New Practitioners Network

New Frontiers: Emergency Medicine Pharmacy

by Kris Valenti, PharmD, BCPS, Emergency Department Pharmacist, HSHS St. John’s Hospital, Springfield, IL

As automation continues to take over the traditional “count, pour, lick and stick” roles of a pharmacist, the... read more...

Leadership Profile

Tara Vickery Gorden

What is your current leadership position in ICHP?   Southern Regional Co-Director What benefits do you see in... read more...

Government Affairs Report

Overtime Continues

by Jim Owen and Scott A. Meyers

The budget battle wages on, although there doesn’t seem to be much progress so far this summer. Both sides (General... read more...

Board of Pharmacy Update

Highlights from the July Meeting

by Scott A. Meyers, Executive Vice President

The July 14th Board of Pharmacy Meeting was held at the James R. Thompson Center at Randolph and LaSalle Streets in... read more...

Welcome the new E-board!

by Saba Hamid, P3, ICHP Historian, Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy

Our Midwestern University ICHP chapter is excited to introduce our new executive board. This year’s board is full... read more...

Welcome New Members!

New Member Recruiter Kenneth Wegner Joe Vadakara Jenna Ksiazkiewicz Brandi Strader Jennifer Pichlik ... read more...

Officers and Board of Directors

LINDA FRED  President 217-383-3253 linda.fred@carle.com MIKE FOTIS Immediate Past... read more...

ICHP Pharmacy Action Fund (PAC) Contributors

Names below reflect donations between August 1, 2014 and August 1, 2015. Giving categories reflect each person's... read more...

Upcoming Events

Visit the ICHP Calendar for the most up-to-date events! Tuesday, August 18 Pharmacy Directors Network... read more...