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President's Message - Doing the Right Thing

Pharmacists are particularly adept when it comes to figuring out the most efficient ways to do things. It seems like whenever I introduced a new policy or practice to my pharmacy department colleagues, there would be dozen of suggestions for a very eff... Read More

Directly Speaking - Did You Get Lost in December?

While this article appears in the February KeePosted, I’m writing it less than 10 days after December 2013! So hopefully you won’t think to yourself “It’s February, why’s he talking about December?” when you read thi... Read More

President's Message - Decisive

What does decisive mean to you? Based on the title, you might assume this book is all about making quick decisions, but the purpose of Decisive is to describe “How to make better choices in life and work”.1 Decisive provides a lot of worthw... Read More

Directly Speaking - Change in Pharmacy Practice: Does It Just Happen or Can It Be Planned?

First a confession – the title of this article is part of the title to a session at the recent ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting. The full title of the session was “Change in Pharmacy Practice: Does It Just Happen or Can It Be Planned? Lessons ... Read More

President's Message - Practice Based Learning

You have probably worked with or served as a preceptor for pharmacy students and recent grads who completed courses in pharmacy school that followed a Practice Based Learning (PBL) teaching strategy. If you are a PGY-1 or PGY-2 resident preceptor who h... Read More

Directly Speaking - Give Your Technicians A Holiday Gift That Keeps on Giving!

In National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, Clark Griswold (Chevy Chase) receives a membership to the Jelly of the Month Club as his Christmas Bonus and Cousin Eddie (Randy Quaid) overwhelmed and almost choking on his eggnog, expounds, “Clark... Read More

President's Message - Is it Time to Get Involved?

Why YOU should be a part of a Professional Organization Of course if you are reading this article in KeePosted than you already recognize the importance of professional organizations. My hope is that perhaps one or two of the ideas presented in this c... Read More

Directly Speaking - You Tell Me

How many of you have used the phrase “You tell me” in a conversation with another person? I’ve personally used it many times and often with different connotations. I had to poll the ICHP staff to make sure I could recount as many exam... Read More

President's Message - Time to Be Bold

I would like to take a minute to thank Tom Westerkamp. Of course we all should thank him for his service to ICHP – for his commitment, patience, persistence, judgement, and good sense. Can I add a personal note of thanks? One or two of you might ... Read More

Illinois Pharmacists Urging Flu Vaccinations in October as part of National Pharmacists Month

October is a great time to begin preparing for this year’s flu season. It’s a time when consumers are inundated with myths regarding the seasonal influenza vaccination.  Every year, inaccurate facts are distributed to consumers that de... Read More

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