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PTCB Announces New Employer Partnership Program

PTCB Announces New Employer Partnership Program The Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) is pleased to announce the launch of the http://ptcb.org/AM/CustomPages/EmployerPartner/index.html, designed for national chain, community, and healthsy... Read More

Medicaid Generic Dispensing Fee Change Today!

Dear Member:If your pharmacy department has an outpatient pharmacy serving Illinois Medicaid patients you need to read this.  As of today, February 1, 2012 the reimbursement formula for Medicaid prescriptions has changed!  The new formula is ... Read More

A Student Perspective: The ICHP Leadership Retreat

I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to attend my first ICHP Leadership Retreat as a student leader this past November 2011 in Bloomington, IL. Although the event took place right before a hectic finals week and the drive was a little far, I ... Read More

Ace Your Residency Interview

It is difficult to prepare for your residency interview. Interviewers use different techniques - behavioral vs. traditional, group vs. individual, etc. Interviewers have different goals, and are likely looking for different characteristics.  Most ... Read More

Big Experiences in “the Big Easy”

Recently, over 30 members of the SSHP at the SIUE School of Pharmacy attended the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting (MCM).  Of the 30 students who attended, 9 were third year students.  Some students, especially those who are not P-4s, may not se... Read More

Passing the Torch: Pharmacy Wisdom My Preceptors Have Bestowed Upon Me

It’s hard to believe that I am more than halfway done with my rotations and next year I will be a licensed pharmacist! I would like to take this opportunity to impart to my fellow students a few pharmacy “pearls” that my precepto... Read More

Staying Patient-Centered With the Small Things: A Student Perspective

This past summer, I had the pleasure of working in the Anti-thrombosis Clinic at UIC Outpatient Care Center. Patients came in to get their INR finger-stick tested and to meet with the pharmacist for counseling on warfarin management. As the technician,... Read More

Recent Reformulation of Infant Acetaminophen Products

From the Illinois Poison Center11-Nov 2011The recent changes to the concentration of brand and generic pediatric acetaminophen products have led to several phone calls to the Illinois Poison Center involving therapeutic errors and patient or health car... Read More

A Summer Job Became So Much More

When I first walked into Vista East Medical Center to apply for a pharmacy technician position, I had no idea it would bring me to where I am today. At the time, working per diem seemed like a great summer job for a new college student. I was committed... Read More

Get to Know SIUE’s New Executive Board!

Brice Foose, President I am a P3. This year as SSHP President, I would like to educate fellow students at SIUE about residencies and opportunities within health-system pharmacy, raise funds to reimburse SSHP members attending ICHP and ASHP meetings, ... Read More

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