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President's Message - People Don’t Care How Much We Know Until…

A year ago, I selected the theme of “Caring” for ICHP and asked members to reconnect with their patients, to be compassionate, to make a difference, and to get involved. I reminded all of us of why we chose careers in pharmacy, and how impo... Read More

The GAS from Spingfield - Slow and steady wins the race!

As usual we’re referencing the tortoise and the hare, one of Aesop’s fables when we use that term and we compare it to a process that seems to take forever while slowly moving forward. That’s the case on the most recent update of the ... Read More

2013 Annual Meeting Program Handouts Are Now Available

The 2013 ICHP Annual Meeting Handouts are now available for printing. You will find the session handouts - slides, post-tests, outlines and references - here.If you want to bring the online handouts with you to the meeting, you will need to print them ... Read More

NEW PHARMACY TECHNICIAN ACCREDITATION COMMISSION LAUNCHED

Below is the official press release distributed Tuesday, August 20, 2013 announcing ASHP and ACPE's collaborative effort for new pharmacy technician education. NEW PHARMACY TECHNICIAN ACCREDITATION COMMISSION LAUNCHED ASHP-ACPE Collaboration Will... Read More

Board of Pharmacy Update - Highlights of the July Meeting

The July 12th Board of Pharmacy Meeting was held at the James R. Thompson Center in Chicago. These are the highlights of that meeting. DEA Conference – Board Member Ned Milenkovich reported on a DEA Conference that was offered on two back-to-b... Read More

Directly Speaking - Tech-Check-Tech: A Dream That Will Soon Come True!

I think we formed the first Tech-Check-Tech (don’t try to say that fast three times…you will fail) task force within ICHP back in the early 1990s. We even had a bill introduced in the General Assembly in 2011!  It looks like hospital ... Read More

President's Message - Discovery at a Local Affiliate Meeting

I attended a local affiliate continuing education (CE) meeting recently and was impressed by the quality of the speakers and Q&A that followed the presentation. There were three speakers who presented the results of their residency projects. Based ... Read More

The GAS from Springfield - The New Practice Act Rules Are Here! The New Practice Act Rules Are Here!

At the July 9th Illinois Board of Pharmacy meeting, the staff of the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation released a significant rewrite of the Illinois Pharmacy Practice Act Rules. The rewrite included several clarifications of existing... Read More

IDFPR Releases Draft Practice Act Rules

IDFPR Releases Draft Practice Act Rules: At Tuesday’s Illinois Board of Pharmacy Meeting, the staff of the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation released a “first draft” of a comprehensive rewrite of the Illinoi... Read More

Directly Speaking - It's Time to Trade Shoes

We’ve all heard the quote, “Before you judge someone, walk a mile in their shoes”, or at least something very close to that. My searches on the internet did not yield any definitive answers other than the original saying was a Native ... Read More

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