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Directly Speaking - Annual Meeting Town Hall

ICHP’s 2015 Annual Meeting was my 23rd Annual Meeting as an employee and the Council’s 40th overall! This Annual Meeting hosted ICHP’s 4th Town Hall Meeting in two years and several important issues were discussed. Two of the issues d... Read More

President's Message - The Year in Review

A few weeks ago, I ended my term as President and joined the ranks of the Past Presidents Club. I want to take a few minutes to reflect on the accomplishments of the organization over the last year and thank the many people who helped us complete anoth... Read More

Directly Speaking - PTCB: Where are we and where are we going?

2015 marks the 20th anniversary of the Pharmacy Technician Board, Inc., a not-for-profit certifying body established in 1995 by four pharmacy organizations. Two State associations, the Michigan Pharmacists Association and the Illinois Council of Health... Read More

President's Message - Collaboration Gone Wrong

One of the first things I was asked to do after my election as President was to choose a “theme” for my presidency. I selected collaboration, and I’ve tried, in these articles for KeePosted, to offer examples and suggestions for ... Read More

Legislative and Regulatory Update

As most of you have heard, the General Assembly is headed to overtime, even though the last few days of the session looked like the last few minutes of an NBA blowout, which is called “garbage time”, with legislators throwing up any kind of... Read More

New Controlled Substance Act and Pharmacy Practice Act Rule revisions released!

In March the Illinois General Assembly’s Joint Committee on Administrative Rules (JCAR) signed off on Controlled Substance Act Rule changes that ICHP signed off on several months earlier.  They are posted on the ICHP website March 2015 Revis... Read More

Directly Speaking - Where’s the Beef?!

The 1984 Wendy’s slogan has become an American catchphrase. Even though Wendy’s ended its use in 1985 and only revived it briefly in 2011, we frequently hear it used in a variety of situations. Well, today’s “where’s the b... Read More

Government Affairs Report - Moving Forward Slowly

The deadline for substantive bills to come out of committee in their initial chamber has come and gone. There are a few committees who extended their deadline, which they allowed to do until after the Easter break. Many of the bills ICHP has been monit... Read More

Introducing the Technician of the Year Award

ICHP, through the Division of Marketing Affairs, is pleased to announce the first annual Pharmacy Technician of the Year award!  Please see the criteria and instructions below and consider nominating a deserving pharmacy technician with whom you w... Read More

President's Message - Pharmacy Residencies

As we have recently gone through residency matching season, I thought this might be a good time to reflect on that topic. It was a very successful match this year with more than 3600 applicants matching with a position. The percentage of PGY1s who matc... Read More

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