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President's Message - Communicate and Be Heard

Over the holidays I got a chance to go to the movie theater. My extended family was in from out of town and stayed at our house, so it was good to get out with everyone and go to a large movie complex so everyone could select the movie they wante... Read More

The GAS From Springfield - Shootout at the Not OK Corral!

During the infamous 2013 “Lame Duck Session” of the 97th General Assembly, not much really happened. Yes, illegal immigrants can obtain a driver’s license, and yes a gaming bill passed and awaits a potential Governor’s vet... Read More

Recent Drug Shortages

CDC by way of the Illinois Department of  Public Health has provided guidance on two shortage situations.  Antivirals for fighting the current flu epidemic and what to when you run out of Diazepam and Atropine with no supply alternatives.&nbs... Read More

Directly Speaking - Medication Errors: They're Everyone's Business

The fallout from the New England Compounding Center contaminated products continues to reign down on pharmacy across the nation and here in Illinois. While I wouldn’t call that problem a true medication error, in several ways it is. More importan... Read More

President's Message - Keep Moving Forward

Ever since the movie “Jaws” came out years ago, I have had a healthy respect for (alright, let’s be honest, a dreaded fear of) sharks. My favorite vacation spot generally includes a sunny warm beach near a body of salt water in which ... Read More

PhORCAS: A Bright Future for Reference Writers?

Writing letters of recommendation can be a daunting task for new and experienced reference writers alike, and the addition of the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS) to this year’s residency application process wil... Read More

Compounded Sterile Preparation Toolkit

ICHP has created a Compounded Sterile Preparations Toolkit to assist the Illinois Board of Pharmacy Task Force on sterile products and all ICHP Members for ensuring that the compounding of sterile products is done safely and effectively in Illinois pha... Read More

Pharmacist and Patient-Centered Diabetes Care Certificate Training Program

Pharmacist & Patient-Centered Diabetes Care - Certificate Training ProgramSpringfield, IL Offered by the Illinois Pharmacists Association and the American Pharmacists Association Total CPE Credit: 23 hours (2.3 CEUs) Pre-seminar Coursework -... Read More

CDC Health Advisory: Fungal Meningitis

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) continue to work closely with state public health departments on a multistate investigation of fungal meningitis and joint infections among patients who rec... Read More

Call for ASHP Delegate Nominations

The ASHP Summer Meeting for 2013 will be in Minneapolis, MN, and in 2014 it could be anywhere!  ASHP hasn’t identified the city yet, and who knows which cities are high on the list with ASHP at decision time?  Regardless of where the me... Read More

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