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The GAS From Springfield - The (Slow) Beat Goes On!

Not a lot of progress with this year’s General Assembly as it is an election year, and the budget is up for consideration. When it’s budget time, things don’t move until each deadline, and only the very critically necessary things mov... Read More

New PTCB Patient Safety CPE Credit Requirement

This week PTCB announced a new requirement - all CPhTs eligible to recertify beginning with the July recertification cycle are required to complete one hour of continuing pharmacy education (CPE) in patient safety, in addition to the already required h... Read More

Board of Pharmacy Update - Highlights of the March Meeting

The March 11th Board of Pharmacy Meeting was held at the James R. Thompson Center in downtown Chicago. These are the highlights of that meeting. Pharmacy Practice Act Draft Rules – The process has taken longer than expected, but it is projecte... Read More

Directly Speaking - All You Have To Do Is Ask!

During a recent Strategic Planning Committee conference call, the group began discussing the different levels of member-engagement we experience here at ICHP. The group identified 5 levels of member engagement, and I’ll list them first together a... Read More

President's Message - Doing the Right Thing

Pharmacists are particularly adept when it comes to figuring out the most efficient ways to do things. It seems like whenever I introduced a new policy or practice to my pharmacy department colleagues, there would be dozen of suggestions for a very eff... Read More

The GAS From Springfield - A very successful Legislative Day!

Wednesday morning, March 5th opened with snow blanketing the northern quarter of the state, but that only slightly dampened the impact of a highly successful and positive 8th Annual “Under the Dome” in Springfield. Late buses and slow going... Read More

Board of Pharmacy Update - Highlights from the January Meeting

The January 14th Board of Pharmacy Meeting was held at the James R. Thompson Center in downtown Chicago. These are the highlights of that meeting. New Board of Pharmacy Member – Dr. Prem Rupani introduced himself as the newest public member of... Read More

Directly Speaking - Did You Get Lost in December?

While this article appears in the February KeePosted, I’m writing it less than 10 days after December 2013! So hopefully you won’t think to yourself “It’s February, why’s he talking about December?” when you read thi... Read More

President's Message - Decisive

What does decisive mean to you? Based on the title, you might assume this book is all about making quick decisions, but the purpose of Decisive is to describe “How to make better choices in life and work”.1 Decisive provides a lot of worthw... Read More

The GAS From Springfield - "And They're Off!"

If you’ve ever been to a horse race, you’ll recognize “And they’re off!” as the first thing you hear when the starting gates open during each race. Well, the starting gates have opened for the Illinois General Assembly for... Read More

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