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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

Attention Residency Graduates: Call for Great Lakes Research Project Presentations

Residency graduates are invited to submit their Great Lakes Research Projects for presentation at either the May 2013 NISHP meeting (May 16th in the Chicago-land area) or the ICHP Annual Meeting, which will be held September 19-21, 2013 in Oakbrook Ter... Read More

Board of Pharmacy Update - Highlights from the March Meeting

The March 12th Board of Pharmacy Meeting was held at the James R. Thompson Center in Chicago. These are the highlights of that meeting. Pharmacy Prosecutor – Scott Golden, the Department’s lead pharmacy prosecutor, will be leaving so... Read More

Directly Speaking - Building Alliances and Accepting Compromise

Last time I checked, Illinois was still part of the United States of America, and the USA was still a democracy. And while hospitals and health-systems don’t always function as democracies, there are some lessons to be learned for a properl... Read More

President’s Message - Our Role in Healthcare: a Personal Reflection

My older brother, Jack, was diagnosed with metastatic pancreatic cancer in November 2011. We know the devastation of this disease, and as cancers go, this is typically an aggressive, relentless disease with a grim prognosis – not a good one to ge... Read More

The GAS from Springfield - Are “Biosimilars” Really that Dangerous?

Are “Biosimilars” really that dangerous? You sure would think so if you listened to the lobbyists from Genentech and Amgen in Springfield. These two biologic agent manufacturers have asked Senator Antonio Munoz to sponsor SB1934 that ... Read More

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