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Archive for April 6th, 2016

Fort Valley State University to Hold Race Relations Forum and Encourage Hate-Free Zones

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Atty Roy Miller


Fort Valley, GA (BlackNews.com) – The Criminal Justice Department of Fort Valley State University plans to encourage Hate-Free Zones for the practice of good race relations. Toward that end, a Race Relations Forum will be held at 10 a.m. on April 13, 2016 in the FVSU Pettigrew Building.

Dr. LeRoy Miller, attorney and a professor in the FVSU Criminal Justice Department, believes “good race relations begin with the proclamation that all who enter a Hate-Free Zone, whether it be a room, house, building or community will not practice hate, racism or prejudice. Anyone who practices hate, racism and prejudice should not enter. Miller says, Visual display of the heart makes a difference in discouraging hate.”

Speakers at the two-hour Race Relations Forum include Sen. Donzella James (Democrat, District 35, Atlanta), Tom Hudson, member and past President of the Bibb County Board of Education, and Attorney Roy Miller, who mounted a personal campaign and succeeded in having the n-word stricken from a major dictionary. The program includes six FVSU students who each will present a two-minute brief about recent cases regarding Black Americans and the U.S. Criminal Justice System.

The Forum will feature special guest vocalist Theresa Morton, a nationally known gospel recording artist and winner of the Gospel Choice Award, who will set the mood for receiving messages of love.

The Forum is free and open to the public. Fort Valley State University is a historically black university located at 1005 State University Drive. It also is a unit of the University System of Georgia and a member-school of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund.

Photo: Attorney Roy Miller will be one of many speakers at the event

President Preckwinkle to Advance Transformational Redevelopment Of Old Cook County Hospital and Excess Real Estate

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Finance Committee, then Board to consider team to lead mixed-use project


A private redevelopment agreement and land lease for Old Cook County Hospital and adjacent land will be presented to the Cook County Board of Commissioners April 13 and referred to the County Board’s Finance Committee following conclusion of an extensive Request for Proposal (RFP) process.


Civic Health Development Group (CHDG) has been selected to redevelop Old County Hospital and set the stage for dramatic economic development in the medical campus and neighboring area.  CHDG will invest approximately $600M in the redevelopment and will pay at least $2M in annual rent to the County over the term of the lease.


“This project creates and fosters true urban transformation in the heart of our County,” said President Preckwinkle.  “New residential, retail, office and hotel construction will create a vibrant mixed-use community enhancing the adjacent Illinois Medical District and Chicago’s near West Side.”


Pursuant to the agreement, redevelopment and construction of the old building would begin in 2017. The Old Cook County Hospital’s unique beaux arts façade will be restored and preserved as part of the project.

Seven development teams were finalists in the RFP process, which included submittals from both international as well as local developers.


Principal equity team members of CHDG are:


  •   MB Real Estate Services, Inc. – Chicago-based commercial real estate firm which has successfully managed the development of numerous historic adaptive reuse projects, including the first-ever Hyatt Centric hotel, the award-winning Chicago Motor Club building rehabilitation and conversion to hotel, and the recently announced redevelopment of the Oriental Theater building.


  • Walsh Investors LLC – The infrastructure investment arm of The Walsh Group.  The Walsh Group is a

Chicago-based general contracting, construction services, and design-build firm that has been performing

work in the City of Chicago since 1898.


  • Plenary Group USA Ltd. – A North American development and financing group with an established track record throughout North America and Australia.
  • Granite Companies, LLC – A Chicago-based, African-American development and construction company.


Development of Old Cook County Hospital through a long-term land lease will allow the County to retain ownership of the land.  This affords the development team the opportunity to restore the historic building and add amenities such as hotels, housing, retail, pocket parks and infrastructure.  New conference, office, high-tech research facilities and parking will serve Illinois Medical District’s (IMD) stakeholders.


Three subsequent phases of development will add further mixed-use elements including residential and retail infill around the existing parking garage, and transform the land north of the historic building by framing and leveraging the façade of the old building.


“Seeing the old historic façade of the 1914 hospital building come alive again with housing hospitality and dining totally transforms the entire IMD and surrounding institutional and residential communities” said Commissioner Robert Steele, in whose district Old County Hospital is located.


“Landmarks Illinois has been advocating for the preservation of Old Cook County Hospital since 2001.  We are ecstatic that the County’s leadership has found a viable means to save the historic building and at the same time inspire a transformational redevelopment for the city’s near West Side,” said Bonnie McDonald, President, Landmarks Illinois.”


The redevelopment project requires no capital investment or direct subsidy from the County.  After review by the Board’s Finance Committee, the full Board may vote on the Redevelopment Agreement at its May 11 meeting.


Project construction will meet the County’s MBE/WBE, local hiring and prevailing wage requirements and/or goals.  The project is expected to create more than  two thousand temporary and permanent jobs. The team will work closely with the Chicago-Cook Workforce Partnership on outreach and training, with a focus on hiring within the community.


President Preckwinkle expressed her gratitude to the architects, community organizations and neighboring residents who participated in a charette called “Unlocking the Value”, which kicked off the redevelopment process in September 2014.  Information obtained from the charette helped inform County officials and added to the quality of proposals submitted.


Redevelopment of the Old County Hospital is one component of an ambitious plan for County property on the Central campus. Two parallel RFP solicitations — one for a new clinical and professional building for the Cook County Health and Hospitals System and one for the market rate mixed-use project at Old County– were issued in November 2014 and January 2015 respectively.


When combined, the two developments will create a state-of-the-art medical campus adjacent to a vibrant, mixed-use community.


Further information about the project is available here.



Phone Scam Uses Pressure Tactics, Spoofed FBI Phone Numbers

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The Philadelphia Division of the FBI is again warning the public to be on alert for a phone scam that spoofs, or fraudulently displays, the FBI’s name and telephone number on the recipient’s caller ID.

FBI field offices across the country have received reports of similar calls, showing local FBI phone numbers. The caller claims to be an FBI agent and demands immediate payment—for school loans, back taxes, and even parking tickets. The caller often knows the name, background, and personal cell phone number of the intended victim.

International students have also been targeted. The caller claims there are problems with the visitor’s financial aid and/or student visa and threatens deportation if payment is not made.

Please note that the FBI does not call or e-mail people to demand money or threaten arrest.

To avoid becoming the victim of a scam:

  • Always be suspicious of unsolicited phone calls
  • Never give money or personal information to someone with whom you don’t have ties and did not initiate contact
  • Trust your instincts: if an unknown caller makes you uncomfortable or says things that don’t sound right, hang up

Victims of phone or online scams can file a complaint with the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center at www.IC3.gov.

Source: FBI

A Powerful Documentary Series Reveals the Truth About Cancer – But Mainstream Media has Refused to Air it

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New 9-part video series, produced by Ty Bollinger, an outspoken supporter of natural treatments, reveals the shocking truth about cancer.
Truth About Cancer Documentary

Nationwide (BlackNews.com) – A free online video docu-series entitled The Truth About Cancer: A Global Quest will start airing on April 12th, and will feature interviews with the worlds top cancer experts, including medical doctors, scientists, researchers and more. Produced by Ty Bollinger, an outspoken supporter of natural treatments for cancer, the video series will educate viewers on how to most effectively prevent and treat cancer. Viewers will also learn how simple methods and techniques can save your life and/or the lives of your loved ones.

When this documentary series first aired (to limited release) in 2015, it took the Internet by storm, with hundreds of thousands of views and shares within days. Each episode is packed full of new and amazing information, survivor stories, and much more in pursuit to find a cure and eradicate cancer once and for all.

Heres the broadcasting schedule of this free docu-series:

Episode #1: The True History of Chemotherapy & The Pharmaceutical Monopoly
(April 12th at 9:00pm Eastern US time)

Episode #2: Cancer Facts and Fictions, Breast Cancer, Hormones, Skin Cancer & Essential Oils
(April 13th at 9:00pm Eastern US time)

Episode #3: Cancer-Killing Viruses, Cancer Stem Cells, GMOs, Juicing & Eating the Rainbow
(April 14th at 9:00pm Eastern US time)

Episode #4: Excitotoxins that Fuel Cancer, Nature’s Pharmacy and Healing Cancer with Sound & Light
(April 15th at 9:00pm Eastern US time)

Episode #5: Cancer Causing Blindspots, Toxic Vaccines, Homeopathy & The Power of Emotions
(April 16th at 9:00pm Eastern US time)

Episode #6: The NOCEBO Effect, Healing Vaccines, Advanced Detoxing & Going Inside A German Cancer Clinic
(April 17th at 9:00pm Eastern US time)

Episode #7: Heal Cancer with Clean Electricity, Unique Water, Natural Sunlight & Combining Superfoods
(April 18th at 9:00pm Eastern US time)

Episode #8: Cannabis, Nature’s Epigenetic Switches, Peptides & Healing with Micronutrient Therapy
(April 19th at 9:00pm Eastern US time)

Episode #9: Cancer Conquerors & Their Powerful Stories of Victory
(April 20th at 9:00pm Eastern US time)
To sign up now free to watch the video series, visit www.TruthAboutCancerVideo.com
Disturbing Facts About Cancer:
According to the American Cancer Society, about 1,685,210 new cancer cases are expected to be diagnosed in 2016, and about 595,690 Americans are expected to die of cancer in 2016, which translates to about 1,630 people per day. But that’s just in America! Worldwide, about 8 million people die each year from cancer.

In the United States, cancer is the second most common cause of death, exceeded only by heart disease, and accounts for nearly 1 of every 4 deaths. For more facts (and truth) about cancer, visit www.TruthAboutCancerVideo.com



Attorney General Madigan: Senate Committee Approves Legislation to Improve Accessibility

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Bill updates accessibility guideline & improves ability for businesses to comply


CHICAGO, IL – Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan announced that the Senate Judiciary Committee approved legislation to improve accessibility for people with disabilities in Illinois. Senate Bill 2956 passed by a unanimous vote and will head to the full Senate for consideration.


“People with disabilities are consumers, business owners, professionals, renters and students, and they have the right to access the buildings in their communities,” Madigan said. “This legislation will make it easier for architects, businesses and property owners to comply with the law and provide equal access to all Illinois residents.”


Attorney General Madigan initiated the legislation, sponsored by Sen. Linda Holmes, to update the Illinois Environmental Barriers Act (EBA). The EBA, which was enacted in 1985, authorizes the Attorney General’s Office to enforce accessibility laws which mandate that public buildings and multi-story housing units in Illinois must be fully accessible to individuals with disabilities.


SB 2956 amends the EBA to update state law with the federal Americans with Disabilities Act’s (ADA) Standards for Accessible Design. Madigan’s legislation streamlines the existing state statute so that architects can refer to one code in order to comply with both federal and state accessibility requirements.


“Our methods for helping those with disabilities are constantly evolving, and our related laws should do the same,” Holmes said. “I applaud Attorney General Madigan’s efforts to simplify, streamline and modernize our code and improve access for persons with disabilities, and I urge my colleagues to support this legislation.”


In addition to the legislation, Madigan’s office is working with the Capital Development Board (CDB) to update the technical building regulations that correspond with the EBA, known as the Illinois Accessibility Code. Under current state law, the CDB must update the Illinois Accessibility Code to incorporate the new federal standards. Madigan’s office is working with the CDB and other stakeholders to ensure that SB 2956 reflects the anticipated changes to the Illinois Accessibility Code and aligns the state statute with the federal standards.


“Uniformizing building codes is imperative to improving efficiency in the process, and makes infrastructure projects more attractive to the state of Illinois,” said Dan Hohl, director of government affairs for the American Institute of Architects in Illinois.

Changes to the Environmental Barriers Act under SB 2956 include:

  • Updating definitions to conform with the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design and corresponding updates to the Illinois Accessibility Code;
  • Replacing an outdated state standard for accessibility with an easier-to-use standard that mirrors the ADA;
  • Clarifying which version of the EBA and the Illinois Accessibility Code applies to new construction and alterations; and
  • Updating the enforcement provisions to reflect the current emphasis on working with businesses to resolve issues and alleviate future barriers for individuals with disabilities.

Attorney General Madigan’s Disability Rights Bureau protects and advances the interests of people with disabilities in Illinois, and works with public and private entities seeking to comply with disability rights laws. The bureau receives complaints regarding noncompliance with state and federal accessibility laws and works to bring facilities into compliance with state and federal accessibility standards.


Complaints about accessibility can be submitted to Madigan’s office online, or by contacting her Disability Rights Bureau at (312) 814-5684 (Chicago) or (217) 524-2660 (Springfield).



ZZ Top, Dierks Bentley Among Top Performers at 2016 Illinois State Fair

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SPRINGFIELD, IL – Planning is well underway for the 2016 Illinois State Fair, and each year the most anticipated annoucement is the unveiling of the Grandstand lineup.   At this time, the Illinois State Fair management team is pleased to announce five nights of high-calibur entertainment, with at least three more grandstand announcements pending. 


Known for his barefoot performances, Jake Owen will take the stage on Sunday, August 14.  This will be Owen’s second performance at the Illinois State Fair.  He previously performed at the Grandstand in 2014.    Owen is best known for hit songs “Barefoot Blue Jean Night,” “Beachin’,” and “Anywhere With You.”   

Opening for Jake Owen will be the 2016 Academy of Country Music New Vocal Group of the Year, Old Dominion.   Rolling Stone magazine has called Old Dominion ‘the group to watch’ in country music.  The band is best known for the debut hit single, “Break up With Him.”

Tickets for Jake Owen with Old Dominion will range from $15 for Tier 3 seats to $37 for VIP tickets.

Also, signed up to play at the 2016 Illinois State Fair is Grammy nominated singer/songwriter, Dierks Bentley.   The Arkansas native is best known for hits like, “Drunk on a Plane,” What Was I Thinking,” and “Free And Easy (Down the Road I Go).”

Opening for Dierks Bentley will be Tucker Beathard.  Ticket prices for the Tuesday, August 16th concert will range from $42 for Tier 3 seats to $64 for VIP tickets.

Also pulling into Springfield for the 2016 Illinois State Fair will be Cole Swindell.  The country music newcomer has a growing reputation in Nashville as one of the city’s most exciting young performers.    The Georgia native is best known for number one hits such as, “Chillin’ It,” and “You Should Be Here.”


Opening for Cole Swindell on Friday, August 19th will be Kane Brown, LANco, and Jon Langston.  Tickets prices will range from $18 for Tier 3 seats to $40 for VIP tickets.



Scheduled to take the stage on Saturday, August 20 is the Grammy award winning group Little Big Town.  With multiple number one hits to their credit, the harmonizing vocal group is sure to be a crowd pleaser at the Grandstand.  Their hits include, “Pontoon,” “Bring It On Home,” “Boondocks,” and ACM nominated for Single Record, Song and Video of the Year, “Girl Crush.”


Opening for Little Big Town will be David Nail.  The Missouri native is best known for the songs, “Red Light,” “Whatever She’s Got” and “Let It Rain.”   Tickets for this concert will range $27 for Tier 3 seating to $49 for VIP tickets.


The Grandstand will be rockin’ on the last night of the Illinois State Fair, August 21 when ZZ Top takes the stage.  The group has been praised by critics and fellow musicans aliike for their technical mastery.   Known for their long beards and hard-core guitar rifs, ZZ Top has been performing since 1969.  Their hits include, “Sharp Dressed Man,” “Legs,” and “La Grange.”
Also performing that night will be Gregg Allman.  Allman, a recipient of Classic Rock magazine’s ‘Living Legend’ award, is one of the most-acclaimed and beloved icons in rock and roll.  He is best known as a founding member of the Allman Brothers Band.   Tickets will range from $34 for Tier 3 seats to $54 for VIP tickets.


An on-sale date for the above mentioned acts has not been set at this time.


Ticket prices for each of the shows are listed below:
August 14:  Jake Owen / Old Dominion

Tier 3 – $15 / Tier 2 – $20 / Tier 1 – $25 / Track $25 / VIP – $37


August 16:  Dierks Bentley / Tucker Beathard

Tier 3 – $42 / Tier 2 – $47 / Tier 1 – $52 / Track $52 / VIP – $64


August 19:  Cole Swindell / Kane Brown / LANco / Jon Langston

Tier 3 – $18 / Tier 2 – $23 / Tier 1 – $28 / Track $28 / VIP – $40


August 20:  Little Big Town / David Nail
Tier 3 – $27 / Tier 2 – $32 / Tier 1 – $37 / Track $37 / VIP – $49

August 21:  ZZ Top / Gregg Allman
Tier 3 – $34 / Tier 2 – $39 / Tier 1 – $44 / Track $44 / VIP – $54

More details regarding ticket sales, special events, and additional grandstand acts will be released in the coming weeks and months.  Dates for the 2016 Illinois State Fair are Aug. 12-21.

CBC’s Statement on Evenwel v. Abbott U.S. Supreme Court Decision

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, the United States Supreme Court decided unanimously to uphold redistricting practices that ensure fair and democratic representation for all citizens in America in Evenwel v. Abbott.  The petitioner challenged voting protections that were put in place for non-voters including children and minors under the age of 18.  Today, CBC Chairman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) made the following statement on the ruling:

“I am pleased with the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold a practice that ensures equal representation for Americans in legislative districts.  The Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment underscores the importance of the recognized principle of ‘one person, one vote’ within our democracy.  Had the petitioners prevailed, ineligible voters would have been completely ignored, especially children and minors under age 18.  Without this protection, 22 percent of the U.S. population under 18 would be left out of our democracy—that would impact 30 percent of African Americans.  This reminds us that our voting system is at risk of returning to the old practices of oppression.  We must continue to ensure that our system maintains the fabric of equal representation for all Americans.

“I took an oath to represent all of my constituents, not just those who are able to vote.  The Court’s ruling is the best solution to help us continue to do our jobs and keep our communities moving forward.  We must protect and uphold the integrity of our democracy to ensure that no individual, regardless of their age, race, or political affiliation is marginalized.  Our country is best served when everyone is counted and when everyone has an equal opportunity to participate in our democratic process.  I urge our officials at the federal, state, and local levels to continue on a path to expand voting rights and to stop efforts to limit representation.  The Constitution requires that our democracy accounts for everyone in each congressional district and state legislative districts should value that same principle.”

Chicago Park District’s Summer 2016 Registration is Now Open

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Regular programs run the week of June 20 through the week of August 22, standard day camps run for six weeks from July 5 through August 12


Chicago Park District’s online registration is now open for its popular summer programs, and day camps that turned summer days into fun-filled adventures for more than 40,000 Chicago Park District campers in 2015.


“There’s nothing better than summer in Chicago, and the Park District has a wide variety of offerings at an affordable price allowing residents and families to enjoy, explore and get active in our great city,” said Mayor Emanuel. “In addition, Park District summer day camp enables kids to have fun with field trips and recreational activities, as well as learning new skills with arts and crafts and designated reading time.”


This summer, the Chicago Park District will premiere two new camp sites in the Little Village and Bronzeville communities. In Little Village, La Villita Park will offer day camp in partnership with the local elementary school for indoor activities, and in Bronzeville, day camp will debut at the new Ellis Park field house. With the addition of these new sites, there will be an extra 200 slots available for day camp.

In-person registration for summer programs will begin either Saturday, April 9 or Monday, April 11, depending upon the park.


Standard day camps run six weeks, from July 5 – August 12, typically from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. or 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Many parks offer early morning and late-day sessions as well.  Fees vary depending on location, offerings and hours.  No child will be turned away for inability to pay.


As part of the summer camp curriculum, campers will embark on an enriching journey through Chicago’s 77 neighborhoods. The camp theme, Explore the Spirit of Chicago – My Neighborhood, Our City, will offer new and unique ways for campers to enjoy their summer experience at their local parks, and explore our city through a series of exciting indoor and outdoor activities.


In addition to day camp, patrons of all ages can choose from a wide array of programs, including favorites like Learn to Swim, fitness center memberships, indoor basketball, gymnastics and more.  Regular summer programs run the week of June 20 through the week of August 22.


“We’re preparing to make summer 2016 one of the best by giving campers a passport to the city and offering them a unique opportunity to explore and enjoy their neighborhoods through play,” said Michael P. Kelly, General Superintendent and CEO. “The Chicago Park District offers a menu of camps at parks throughout the city to ensure that our young park goers keep active, engaged and safe this summer.”


Park patrons are encouraged to browse through the list of programs for 2016 and create wish lists in advance at www.chicagoparkdistrict.com.


Financial Assistance

Financial assistance and family discounts are available.  Applicants that do not qualify for financial assistance may inquire about the payment plan option at their local park.

Summer Food Service Program

In accordance with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) federal regulations, the Chicago Park District will participate in the Summer Food Service Program in conjunction with summer day camp.  Lunches and/or snacks will be provided for enrolled children at most camps.
For more information, contact your local park, visit www.chicagoparkdistrict.com or call 312-742-PLAY.


Singer Chante’ Moore to Perform Live at Kasbah Nightclub in Denver

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Chante Moore

Denver, CO (BlackNews.com) – Award-winning recording artist, Chante Moore is set to perform live at Kasbah Nightclub, in Denver, Colorado, on April, 23, 2016 at 7:00 pm and 9:00 pm. Moore, known for her angelic voice and incredible vocal range, will perform a full set of fan favorites and chart topping hits. (Kasbah Nightclub, 15373 6th Ave, Aurora, CO 80011.)

As beautiful as she is talented, Moore is acclaimed as one of the most gifted vocalist in R&B music, and continues to show music lovers that her talent is undeniable. A gold certified recording artist, she has sold over 600 thousand albums worldwide, and has shared the stage with some of the biggest names in music; selling out shows across the country.

Here’s what others are saying:

Chantés performance was electrifying because she is one of a kind. Her voice is so angelic and beatific. — Dominique Carson, Soultrain.com

From the moment she walked out on the stage, she entered everyones heart and vocally took us all over. Every note sang live, and literally delivered effortlessly. She brought us much love, a lot of laughter, and deep insight. An overall mesmerizing musical encounter that only a few can conquer. — Marquita Cheron, TheMusicNote.com

It is a true testament to the strength of Chante Moores song catalogue when songs like “Love’s Taken Over” and “It’s Alright” still resonate with her audience. She sings them with conviction and delight. These songs allow her to show off her immense vocal agility as well as her innate sensuality, which Chante has in abundance. Going the extra mile, she also turns “It’s Alright” into a 12 minute opus of vocal acrobatics that is beyond belief in its beauty and complexity. — Michael Lewis, Soulmusic.com
With seven albums, twenty charting singles and collaborations with everyone from Prince, R. Kelly, Boys II Me, El Debarge, The Isley Brothers, Babyface and Raphael Saddiq; Chanté Moore is one of musics most accomplished R&B singers of her time and continues to expand her incredible resume of work to include acting and producing her one-woman-show, authoring a book, and starring in theatrical productions.

Tickets for her show at Kasbah Nightclub can be purchased online at, www.eventbrite.com/e/chante-moore-live-the-kasbah-tickets-21313603562.

If you are interested in scheduling an interview with Chante Moore, please contact Amy Malone, (GICPR), 323-972-4081 or amy@gicpublicrelations.net.
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GIC Public Relations is a full service firm specializing in media outreach, crisis management, and event coordination for all facets of the entertainment industry, political campaigns, sports figures, non-profit organizations, and corporate projects. For additional information, visit www.gicpublicrelations.net


New Training Allows Pharmacists to Dispense Heroin Overdose Antidote

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 SPRINGFIELD, ILOn-demand, web-based training is now available for pharmacists throughout Illinois seeking to dispense Naloxone, a drug widely utilized to counter the effects of overdose from narcotics such as morphine and heroin.  By completing the Illinois State Opioid Antagonist Training Program, certified pharmacists will gain the ability to dispense Naloxone without a prescription to those that might benefit most, including, trained first responders, school nurses or any individuals at risk of overdose.  The program is the result of a new law passed in September 2015, expanding access to the opioid antagonist drug Naloxone. 


“Since 1999, the rate of overdose deaths involving opioids, including prescription pain relievers and heroin, has quadrupled in the United States,” said Bryan A. Schneider, IDFPR Secretary.  “In 2014, Illinois experienced 1,705 opioid overdose deaths, according to CDC statistics.  With training now readily available, Illinois’ licensed pharmacists can help stem the rise in opioid overdose deaths by ensuring this life-saving medication is at the ready should an emergency arise.”


Standardized procedures for dispensing Naloxone were approved by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, in accordance with the Departments of Public Health and Human Services. Under these standardized procedures, eligible pharmacists who have completed a certificate training program in opioid overdose prevention, and who are CPR certified, may dispense Naloxone and educate patients or concerned entities.     

Pharmacists are encouraged to register for the Illinois State Opioid Antagonist Training Program by visiting: www.ipha.org/isoatp-registration. Naloxone standardized procedures for pharmacists may be found on IDFPR’s webpage at: http://www.idfpr.com/Forms/DPR/NaxoloneStdProcOpioidAntInit.pdf.

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