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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

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

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