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President's Message - Can We Change Course?

I recently was invited to attend the college graduation of a family member from a prestigious military academy out east. While there, the family walked around the beautiful, historic campus and met several high-ranking officials. All were cordial and s... Read More

The GAS from Springfield - Session Ends, Pharmacy Escapes!

The 2013 Spring Session of the Illinois General Assembly has adjourned and Pharmacy escaped relatively unharmed! That’s the good news. The bad news is, that the pension problems still remain, the 2014 budget spends 2 billion dollars more than las... Read More

Board of Pharmacy Update - Highlights of the May 2013 Meeting

The May 14th Board of Pharmacy Meeting was held at the James R. Thompson Center in Chicago. These are the highlights of that meeting.Department Updates – Inspections of Illinois compounding pharmacies with out-of-state Iowa licenses are ongoing w... Read More

Directly Speaking - Is Pharmacy Compounding Headed for Its Own Cherry Mine Disaster of 1909?

In late April, my wife scheduled a family field trip (She and I and both of my parents) to Malden, Illinois and a supposedly cute restaurant with great food. Well the restaurant was cute in a country sort of way and the fried chicken was good but the o... Read More

President's Message - If We Only Knew?

At the keynote address at the recent MSHP/ICHP Spring meeting, Scott Knoer, the Chief Pharmacy Officer at the Cleveland Clinic, shared an inspirational video that portrayed patients, visitors, and staff at a busy hospital with silent captions over thei... Read More

The GAS From Springfield - Are We There Yet? Spring Session Winds Down

We’re not home yet but we continue to fight off the bad bills and push for the good ones (if there are any!). The newest development in May occurred when HB0084 made it out of the House and moved quickly through the Senate Committee process. This... Read More

Directly Speaking - Compounded Sterile Preparations: What’s in Your Pharmacy?

Compounded sterile preparations continue to make the news these days with more recalls from small outsourcing pharmacies around the country, a grand jury determining if criminal charges are appropriate in Michigan, State and federal governments... Read More

Feature Article - ICHP Creates the Amy Lodolce Mentorship Award

Feature Article - ICHP Creates the Amy Lodolce Mentorship Award Amy Lodolce was a University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy faculty member who touched the lives of pharmacy students, residents, and colleagues through her passion for ... Read More

President's Message - Roses and Thorns

“We can complain that a rose bush has thorns, or we can rejoice that a thorn bush has roses” - Abraham LincolnI love that quote. It resonates in my brain as I drive along I-55 and think about the ICHP Spring Meeting with MSHP in St. Cha... Read More

The GAS from Springfield - So Far, So Good on the Legislative Front!

We may have just jinxed ourselves with the title of this issue’s column but it is, so far, so good!  The 7th Annual Under the Dome, Illinois Pharmacy Legislative Day held jointly with the Illinois Pharmacists Association held March 13t... Read More

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