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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

Directly Speaking - Change in Pharmacy Practice: Does It Just Happen or Can It Be Planned?

First a confession – the title of this article is part of the title to a session at the recent ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting. The full title of the session was “Change in Pharmacy Practice: Does It Just Happen or Can It Be Planned? Lessons ... Read More

President's Message - Practice Based Learning

You have probably worked with or served as a preceptor for pharmacy students and recent grads who completed courses in pharmacy school that followed a Practice Based Learning (PBL) teaching strategy. If you are a PGY-1 or PGY-2 resident preceptor who h... Read More

The GAS from Springfield - Tech-Check-Tech, no rules just right?

Well, the best laid plans of mice and men often fail to produce the desired results, and this is the case for the proposed rules on Tech-Check-Tech! After the second draft of the rules were sent out to the pharmacy organizations in Illinois, Tech-Check... Read More

Directly Speaking - Give Your Technicians A Holiday Gift That Keeps on Giving!

In National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, Clark Griswold (Chevy Chase) receives a membership to the Jelly of the Month Club as his Christmas Bonus and Cousin Eddie (Randy Quaid) overwhelmed and almost choking on his eggnog, expounds, “Clark... Read More

President's Message - Is it Time to Get Involved?

Why YOU should be a part of a Professional Organization Of course if you are reading this article in KeePosted than you already recognize the importance of professional organizations. My hope is that perhaps one or two of the ideas presented in this c... Read More

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