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Directly Speaking - Give it away, sell it, recycle it or worst case, throw it out!

If you’ve read my columns over the past six issues, you know my father passed away last January at the age of 89. What I haven’t shared is that my 90 year old mother, God bless her, is still with us and within a month of my Dad’s pass... Read More

President's Message - Women in Leadership: Bridging the Gap

I thoroughly enjoyed attending this year’s ICHP Spring Meeting held in Peoria on April 8-10, 2016. There were a number of unique things about this year’s Spring Meeting. First, it was held in conjunction with another association – the... Read More

Directly Speaking - ICHP Opens Its Advocacy Center

Jim Owen, ICHP’s Legislative Consultant in Springfield, and I have preached, pleaded and begged you, ICHP’s members, to get involved legislatively for years. We’ve asked you to contact your State Representative or State Senator or bot... Read More

President's Message - Survival Skills

This past weekend, my seven-year old son, Ben, and I embarked on a great adventure. We spent the weekend camping with other members of his Cub Scout Pack in Potato Creek State Park in North Liberty, Indiana. It was Ben’s first time camping, and h... Read More

Directly Speaking - Letters I Hate and Love to Sign!

Every month, I have chosen to personally sign letters that go to members whose memberships have expired. The letter is polite and aimed at coaxing these members back into the fold. And fortunately, that often happens! The letter is a gentle reminder th... Read More

President's Message - Strengthen Your Chances of Success with Soft Skills

During pharmacy school, students tend to spend more time and emphasis increasing their knowledge about a myriad of pharmacy-related topics. However, what most new practitioners discover soon after starting to practice is that having knowledge is only h... Read More

Directly Speaking - License Renewal Time Is Here!

March is a special month for many of us. It hosts St. Patrick’s Day, March Madness, often Easter and Passover, the first signs of spring and license renewal for pharmacy technicians and students annually and pharmacists and pharmacies every other... Read More

President's Message - Mentorship

Recently, I received a very nice note from a student thanking me for taking the time to write letters of recommendation for her. I had worked with her in several different capacities during her pharmacy school journey, so I had many positive things to ... Read More

Directly Speaking - Walk in their shoes

In his June 2013 President’s Message, then President Tom Westerkamp relayed and expanded on a message he had heard earlier that year at the ICHP/MSHP Spring Meeting presented by Cleveland Clinic Chief Pharmacy Officer Scott Knoer. Scott shared a ... Read More

President's Message - Tis the Season to Celebrate You!

December is a month of many holidays – Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Solstice Day, Festivus, and many others. It is the time of year that many of us look forward to – an opportunity to spend long overdue time with friends and loved ones. Wh... Read More

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