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President's Message - Collaboration Gone Wrong

One of the first things I was asked to do after my election as President was to choose a “theme” for my presidency. I selected collaboration, and I’ve tried, in these articles for KeePosted, to offer examples and suggestions for ... Read More

Legislative and Regulatory Update

As most of you have heard, the General Assembly is headed to overtime, even though the last few days of the session looked like the last few minutes of an NBA blowout, which is called “garbage time”, with legislators throwing up any kind of... Read More

New Controlled Substance Act and Pharmacy Practice Act Rule revisions released!

In March the Illinois General Assembly’s Joint Committee on Administrative Rules (JCAR) signed off on Controlled Substance Act Rule changes that ICHP signed off on several months earlier.  They are posted on the ICHP website March 2015 Revis... Read More

Directly Speaking - Where’s the Beef?!

The 1984 Wendy’s slogan has become an American catchphrase. Even though Wendy’s ended its use in 1985 and only revived it briefly in 2011, we frequently hear it used in a variety of situations. Well, today’s “where’s the b... Read More

Government Affairs Report - Moving Forward Slowly

The deadline for substantive bills to come out of committee in their initial chamber has come and gone. There are a few committees who extended their deadline, which they allowed to do until after the Easter break. Many of the bills ICHP has been monit... Read More

Introducing the Technician of the Year Award

ICHP, through the Division of Marketing Affairs, is pleased to announce the first annual Pharmacy Technician of the Year award!  Please see the criteria and instructions below and consider nominating a deserving pharmacy technician with whom you w... Read More

President's Message - Pharmacy Residencies

As we have recently gone through residency matching season, I thought this might be a good time to reflect on that topic. It was a very successful match this year with more than 3600 applicants matching with a position. The percentage of PGY1s who matc... Read More

Directly Speaking - Be All That You Can Be: In Your Life

“Be all that you can be” was the recruiting slogan for the US Army from 1980-2001 and was recently voted by Advertising Age Magazine as the second greatest jingle in advertising history.¹ It was five words that transformed the new Army... Read More

Government Affairs Report - The Bills Are Here!

It didn’t take the 99th Illinois General Assembly long to introduce 6318 bills between January 14th and February 27th! ICHP is monitoring 82 of those bills that may or may not have an impact on Pharmacy. Here’s a summary of the bills that a... Read More

President's Message - Interdisciplinary Rounding - Collaboration at the Patient Care Team Level

Here at Carle, we have been working for about six months on redesigning how our hospitalist service’s multidisciplinary rounding teams function. It has been a very interesting and challenging experience. I’d like to just ramble for a few pa... Read More

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