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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

The GAS from Springfield - Provider Status in Illinois?

California has now joined New Mexico and North Carolina in passing a bill that allows pharmacists (some, not all) to practice closer to the top of their training. Senate Bill 493 passed the California Assembly and was promptly signed by Governor Jerry ... Read More

Directly Speaking - You Tell Me

How many of you have used the phrase “You tell me” in a conversation with another person? I’ve personally used it many times and often with different connotations. I had to poll the ICHP staff to make sure I could recount as many exam... Read More

President's Message - Time to Be Bold

I would like to take a minute to thank Tom Westerkamp. Of course we all should thank him for his service to ICHP – for his commitment, patience, persistence, judgement, and good sense. Can I add a personal note of thanks? One or two of you might ... Read More

The GAS from Springfield - Time to gear up for the elections of 2014!

The last few months have not been pretty both at the state and federal levels. The pension fight or rather the paycheck fight over the pension fight between Governor Quinn, and the General Assembly leaders, Michael Madigan and John Cullerton, accomplis... Read More

Directly Speaking - The Movers and the Shakers

On Friday evening, September 20th, I had the privilege and pleasure to stand before nearly 250 pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, pharmacy students, ICHP staff, their spouses and guests and speak about ICHP Leaders. Many of those leaders were sitting r... Read More

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