* Professional Practice News

Board of Pharmacy-Prescription Errors

Recently, there has been increased attention across our State about the Board of Pharmacy taking more aggressive action towards pharmacists involved in prescription errors – particularly, but not limited to, those that have resulted in patient ... Read More

New Practitioners Network-Use It or Lose It

Ever heard the expression, "Use It or Lose It"? For me, calculus exemplifies this statement. Whether you are a student, new graduate or veteran pharmacist, it can be quite challenging to stay up to date with the constantly evolving field of pharmacy.... Read More

PTCB Calls for Profession-Wide Feedback on Proposed Changes to Certification Program

PTCB Calls for Profession-Wide Feedback on Proposed Changes to Certification Program Today, the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) launches the C.R.E.S.T. Initiative Survey to collect feedback from the pharmacy profession on recommended ch... Read More

Update for 2012

On March 31, 2012 all pharmacist and technician licenses in Illinois will expire. Make sure that you have taken steps to ensure your proper renewal. Section 1330.100 of the Illinois Pharmacy Practice Rules require pharmacists to complete 30 hours of... Read More

Highlights of September Meeting - 2011

Highlights of September Meeting - 2011The September Board of Pharmacy Meeting was held on Tuesday, September 13th at the IDFPR headquarters in Springfield.  The following are the highlights of that meeting.Fiscal Officer Update – Thanh Melic... Read More

Highlights of July Meeting - 2011

Highlights of the July Meeting - 2011 The July Illinois Board of Pharmacy Meeting was held on Tuesday, July 12th in the James R. Thompson Center in Chicago.  The following are the highlights of that meeting.Match RxJohn Kello, CEO of Match Rx, a ... Read More

Implementation of a Technician Checking Program at an Academic Medical Center

Implementation of a Technician Checking Program at an Academic Medical CenterAs published in KeePosted, Official Newsjournal of the Illinois Council of Health-System Pharmacists (Volume 37, Issue 02)by Sara J. McEnaney, PharmD, MBAPharmacy Clinical Spe... Read More

Board of Pharmacy News - February 2011

Board of Pharmacy News - February 2011The November Illinois Board of Pharmacy Meeting was held on Tuesday, January 11th in the James R. Thompson Center in Chicago.  The following are the highlights of that meeting.NABP Annual Meeting The N... Read More

Pharmacist Obtained Medication Histories as Part of the Medication Reconciliation Process

The Joint Commission’s National Patient Safety Goal 8 states that patients have medications accurately and completely reconciled across the continuum of care in order to decrease the incidence of medication related adverse effects and errors. Mos... Read More

Implementation of Evidence-Based Medicine into a Community Practice Intenstive Care Unit

By Tudy Hodgman, PharmD, BCPS, FCCMClinical Coordinator/Critical Care Specialist, Northwest Community HospitalAssociate Professor, Midwestern University Chicago College of PharmacyEvidence-Based Medicine (EBM) is the integration of best research eviden... Read More

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