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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

PTCB Extends March 2013 Recertification Deadline until April 30

Certified Pharmacy Technicians (CPhTs) due to recertify by March 31, 2013 will remain in “active” status during April, and automatically receive an additional 30 days, until April 30, to submit their recertification appl... Read More

PTCB Announces Certification Program Changes

WASHINGTON, DC — The Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) announces future changes to the PTCB Certification Program. The new changes will advance pharmacy technician qualifications by elevating PTCB’s standards for national certi... Read More

Call for Annual Meeting Presentation Proposals

Members of the Illinois Council of Health-System Pharmacists are invited to submit a proposal for the ICHP 2013 Annual Meeting, taking place September 19-21, 2013 at the Drury Lane Conference Center in Oakbrook Terrace, IL. Below is a list of potential... Read More

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