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Directly Speaking - The Other Side of Addictions

The UIC Student Chapter of ICHP is working on putting a panel together to talk about addiction and substance abuse in pharmacy and health care. It is a laudable undertaking and a topic that many pharmacy directors and managers have to deal with, often ... Read More

Government Affairs Report - The General Assembly is Sworn In

While the General Assembly was sworn in mid-January just two days after the new Governor, they have already been very busy with introducing 69 bills in the Senate and 270 bills in the House. Of those, 7 bills reference pharmacy and 36 bills reference d... Read More

President's Message - New Year’s Resolutions

The New Year is a great time to reflect on the events of the previous year and look forward to the promise of events to come. I’m not really one for the New Year’s Resolution, but this is a year that promises to be interesting on many level... Read More

Directly Speaking - PTCB’s Tech of the Year: A Great Concept and Technician!

As the Executive Vice President of ICHP, I have the privilege, pleasure and great responsibility to sit on the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board, Inc.’s Board of Governors. In fact, as of January 1st, I completed my second 2-year term as Ch... Read More

President's Message - ASHP Midyear in Review - Collaborating With Your Peers

You never know who you will meet at an ASHP meeting! I sat down at my very first meeting on Sunday morning – and the gentleman next to me introduced himself as the Saudi Assistant General Secretary for Classification and Registration. Monday, I r... Read More

The Government Affairs Report - Out with the Old, In with the New!

It’s the New Year, and we want to start 2015 out on a new note. In the past, the GAS from Springfield was our Government Affairs Report. But because the “GAS” was often sarcastic and critical of our state government while reporting ne... Read More

Directly Speaking - The No Shave November Challenge

I know this is the December issue of KeePosted, and there’s not much any of you can do about this past November, but I wanted to share some thoughts for next November. I’m not sure how long the “No Shave November” or “Brov... Read More

President's Message - Collaboration at the National Level

I had the privilege this week of attending the ASHP Presidential Officers Meeting in Chicago. There were presidential officers and association executives from all over the country present at the meeting as well as the ASHP President and President-Elect... Read More

The GAS From Springfield - A Pharmaceutical Waste Plan That Could Work!

As was mentioned last month in the Directly Speaking column, the Illinois House of Representatives has formed a bi-partisan Heroin Task Force, aimed at reducing the number of accidental overdoses from heroin and opioid prescription medications. The Tas... Read More

Directly Speaking - Illinois House Heroin Task Force: Focusing On the Problems

On Tuesday, October 7th, a small group of pharmacy profession representatives met with Representatives Lou Lang (D) and Dennis Reboletti (R), co-chairs of the Illinois House of Representatives Heroin Task Force in downtown Chicago to address an issue t... Read More

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