IDPH Updates

IDPH: Update - Pfizer Multi-Dose Vials

To:  LHD Administrators, LHD CD Staff, LHD Immunizations Director, LHD VFC Contractors, LHD Public Health Nurses, LHD ERCs, Hospital/Clinic Admin-CEO, Hospital/Clinic Pharmacy, Hospital/Clinic VFC Coordinators, Hospital/Clinic Emergency P... Read More

Chicago Dept. of Public Health - Health Alert

Verona Integron-mediated Metallo-Β-lactamase-producing carbapenem-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa (VIM-CRPA) infections among adult patients returning to the United States after undergoing invasive procedures Chicago Department of Public Healt... Read More

Ensure Sufficient Vitamin K1 (Phytonadione) Supply

The Illinois Department of Public Health is requesting your assistance in ensuring that patients who have been affected with Vitamin K dependent coagulopathy from using synthetic cannabinoids have access to adequate doses of Vitamin K1 (Phytonadio... Read More

Directly 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 Drug Shortages

CDC by way of the Illinois Department of  Public Health has provided guidance on two shortage situations.  Antivirals for fighting the current flu epidemic and what to when you run out of Diazepam and Atropine with no supply alternatives.&nbs... Read More

IDPH issues Mercury-Free Vaccine Act Exemption Declaration for 2012-2013 Influenza Season

The Illinois Department of Public Health has issued its latest exemption declaration for the Mercury-Free Vaccine Act and it can be found here.  Please note that the exemption for the Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Acellular Pertussis is only until Octo... Read More

New Statutes and Regulations

Happy New Year and welcome to a set of new statutes and regulations!  One of the bills that ICHP worked on in last year’s General Assembly Session was the Expedited Partner Therapy Amendment to the Sexually Transmissible Diseases Act and sev... Read More

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