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RM Alert: COVID-19 Vaccine Errors and Deviations

Case study: A patient presents to the pharmacy for a COVID-19 vaccine. During the intake process, the pharmacist mistakenly pulls the Moderna vaccine for a 16-year-old patient. The error is discovered during the documentation process after the injection was given. What should the pharmacist do? The CDC has an excellent resource for those providing COVID-19 Read More »

RM Alert: Opioid Cases Continued – Suggestions for Pharmacy Owners

Another court ruling involving pharmacists’ duties in the dispensing of opioid prescriptions has been issued. Like the Ohio case referenced in September 2020, the latest ruling involves the idea of Red Flags and pharmacists’ duty to resolve them. Shortly after the Ohio decision, Walmart filed suit against the Department of Justice (DOJ) in the Eastern Read More »

RM Alert: Federal Covid-19 Safety Program targets certain industries

The Occupational Safety Health Administration (OSHA) has launched a National Emphasis Program (NEP), which focuses enforcement efforts on industries that have the greatest number of workers at serious risk of contracting the coronavirus. These are temporary programs, short of issuing an emergency Covid-19 safety standard, which many thought would come after President Biden’s executive order Read More »

RM Alert: Civil Unrest

Pharmacists Mutual cares very much about the well-being of our members. We support the rights of people to assemble and protest injustice peaceably. We stand opposed to any violence and destruction that is perpetrated by groups in the cities and towns that we serve. We know that you are concerned about the civil unrest that Read More »

Vaccination Requirement Considerations for Employers

As we move beyond the dark path created by the COVID-19 pandemic, we look forward to the prospect of greener pastures afforded through mass vaccinations. While the vaccination will lend itself greater control of the virus, it also presents a series of moral and ethical obligations to business owners of all sizes. There is no Read More »

Pharmacists Mutual Introduces New Individual Pharmacy Technician Professional Liability Policy

Algona, Iowa – Pharmacists Mutual Insurance Company, with its century-long legacy for personalized service to its members nationwide, is pleased to unveil professional liability coverage specifically for Pharmacy Technicians. The pharmacy technician profession is ever-changing and expanding. With these changes, there is an increase in professional liability exposure for the technician. Pharmacists Mutual acknowledges the Read More »

IMPORTANT – ACTION REQUIRED FOR CA WORKERS’ COMPENSATION MEMBERS

Dear Pharmacists Mutual California Members, This is a follow up to our September 23rd communication regarding SB 1159.   This new law was signed by California Governor Gavin Newsom on September 17th and went into effect immediately. One of the important components of this law is the mandatory reporting responsibility of COVID-19 data by employers to Read More »

The Des Moines Register Names Pharmacists Mutual Insurance Company a Winner of the Iowa Top Workplaces 2020 Award

Algona, IA – Pharmacists Mutual has been awarded a Top Workplaces 2020 honor by The Des Moines Register. The list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by employee engagement technology partner Energage, LLC. The anonymous survey uniquely measures 15 drivers of engaged cultures that are critical to the success Read More »

Premium Deferral for Members Impacted by Hurricane Laura

For members with insurance policies issued in Louisiana and Texas who are affected by Hurricane Laura Upon request, payments due on Pharmacists Mutual Insurance Company, Chiron Insurance Company, and Rx Life policies (administered by Pharmacists Mutual) may be deferred for up to 60 days to provide extra time to work through this crisis. If you Read More »

Driving Change through One Simple Solution: Trees

Pharmacists Mutual Insurance Company Joins the Arbor Day Foundation’s Time for Trees™ Algona, Iowa, September 1, 2020 – Pharmacists Mutual Insurance Company joins the Arbor Day Foundation in their Time for Trees initiative. For every policy that goes paperless from September 1, 2020 through August 31, 2021, Pharmacists Mutual will donate $1.00 to the Arbor Read More »