Consumer/Patient News

Directley Speaking - Start planning the celebration now!

Start planning the celebration now! by Scott A. Meyers, Executive Director While it seems a long time until October, this is probably the last KeePosted issue you will see until we’ve arrived in the very month of my birth. But I don... Read More

Illinois Pharmacy Technician Licensure Process Change

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Leadership Profile - August 2017

Meet Megan Hartranft, PharmDWhat is your current leadership position in ICHP?  I currently serve as a member of ICHP’s Government Affairs Committee and as NISHP Treasurer.  What benefits do you see in being active in a professional ... Read More

Recent Reformulation of Infant Acetaminophen Products

From the Illinois Poison Center11-Nov 2011The recent changes to the concentration of brand and generic pediatric acetaminophen products have led to several phone calls to the Illinois Poison Center involving therapeutic errors and patient or health car... Read More

Hospital leaders urge Congress to address record drug shortages

September 23, 2011 -- Relieving and minimizing avoidable drug shortages requires both short-term interventions and longer-term permanent solutions, a hospital executive told the House Energy and Commerce Committee Health Subcommittee today at a hearing... Read More

Patient Journal App - A New, Free Resource to Help with a Hospital Stay

Announcing the Josie King Foundation's latest project- the Patient Journal App. This is a free tool that patients and their families can use to record important information related to a hospital stay on an iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad. Anybody can downl... Read More

Illinois Poison Prevention Month is Right Around the Corner...Make Sure Poisons Aren't!

March has been proclaimed Poison Prevention Month in Illinois, and the third week of March (18-24) is National Poison Prevention Week. Now’s a good time to make plans for some community and family outreach programs.  If you’re brav... Read More

ASHP Identifies Consumer Views About Emergency Preparedness

HighlightsThe American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) and ICHP as its Illinois Affiliate work to help consumers make the best use of medicines. One specific area of concern to ASHP is how consumers can include medications important to ... Read More

www.HelpingPatients.org is a new resource for low-income patients!

The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers Association (PhRMA) has launched a new Web site in March that can provide assistance to low-income patients who need specific medication therapies.  The site www.helpingpatients.org is confidential... Read More

Consumer Emergency Preparedness

THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF HEALTH-SYSTEM PHARMACISTS SHARES WHAT CONSUMERS NEED TO KNOW TO PREPARE FOR AN EMERGENCYKeep a list of all your medications in your wallet.Include lists for your immediate family members.  Include drug name, strength, dos... Read More

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