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55th Annual National Poison Prevention Week Approaches

It’s only February, but as Ferris Bueller said, “Life moves pretty fast,” so consequently we’re warning you early so you and your pharmacy department can be prepared and make a difference. The third full week in March is normall... Read More

President's Message - Which Came First: Innovation or Collaboration

President's MessageWhich Came First: Innovation or Collaboration? by Charlene Hope, PharmD, MS, BCPS, ICHP President Which Came First: Innovation or Collaboration?  Part 1 of 2 As I was re-watching the TED videos for last month’s KeePo... Read More

Directly Speaking - What Lies Ahead in 2017?

Well, 2016 is over, thank goodness! Things got pretty crazy last year, and while our hope is for a better, safer, quieter 2017, my guess it that’s just an optimistic hope that could be shattered early and often. We at ICHP have a lot of projec... Read More

Government Affairs Report - Not Sure We’re Starting the Year on the Right Foot!

The Tribune article of Sunday, December 19th “Filled without Warning” continues to ripple across the pharmacy profession and probably will for the entire Spring Legislative Session. Follow-up articles on the 20th and 21st poured gasoline on... Read More

President's Message - The Art of Innovation

This year at the Annual Leadership Retreat we did something a little different to get the attendees into the innovation mindset. Instead of selecting a book to read, we created a TED Talks playlist of videos that was shared with the group for discussio... Read More

Directly Speaking - Does Your Doctor’s Office Have Its Own Pharmacist?

It should! And if they don’t, are you doing anything about it? Most academic medical centers have placed pharmacists in physician clinics to add an important component to the team that already exists. Soon, if they haven’t already, many mor... Read More

Government Affairs Report - Presidential Election Shocker: Subtle Changes in the General Assembly

Very few prognosticators got it right. Half of America is disappointed, and the other half is excited. None of this should be news to any of you, but Donald Trump will be inaugurated on Friday, January 20th, 2017. He will become the 45th President of t... Read More

President's Message - Baby Steps

Mathieu Mottrie, CEO at CREAX, an innovation consulting and research firm, defines innovation as making changes that add business value, in terms of either revenue growth or increased operational efficiency. This value can be created in four ways: intr... Read More

Directly Speaking - Attention PTCB Certified Technicians!!!

If the title of this month’s column got your attention, chances are, you’re a PTCB certified tech or someone who works with one or more of them. And that’s great! Because I want to share some important information that should convince... Read More

Government Affairs Report - You're Now Required to Report the UnsafSenator Karen McConnaughay’s 2nd Annual Women’s Conference

I was eager and willing to represent the Illinois Council of Health-System Pharmacists once again at the 2nd Annual Women’s Conference sponsored by Senator McConnaughay and held at Elgin Community College on October 6th. While rushing (and possib... Read More

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