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Massachusetts Expanding Protections for Reproductive and Gender-Affirming Care.

The recently enacted Massachusetts law that expanded protections for reproductive and gender-affirming care primarily applies to health insurance. Still, a section of the law pertains to medical malpractice insurance that does impact pharmacists. Under the law, pharmacists may dispense emergency contraception, which is considered reproductive health care services. If a pharmacist dispenses emergency contraception, the pharmacist Read More »

Pharmacists Mutual Recognized as Top Workplace for 6th Consecutive Year

The Des Moines Register names Pharmacists Mutual Insurance Company a winner of the Iowa Top Workplaces 2022 Award Algona, IA – Pharmacists Mutual Insurance Company received a Top Workplaces 2022 award by Iowa Top Workplaces for the sixth consecutive year. The award is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by Read More »

Hurricane Preparedness- Tropical Depression Nine

Tropical Depression Nine currently moving in the Caribbean could approach Florida next week as a major Category 3 hurricane. This storm, soon to be named Hermine, is expected to increase in intensity to hurricane strength as it approaches warmer Gulf water.   The path of this storm is expected to approach southern Florida next week. Read More »

Flu Shots:  The Perfect Time to Assess Your Immunization Processes!

School has started, and the air is getting chilly. In the pharmacy world, that means it is flu shot time! While pharmacy has been in immunization mode with COVID-19 for the past couple of years, this is a great time to review your policies and procedures for providing vaccines. The public health emergency declaration is Read More »

Dispensing Abortifacients Drugs In Changing Times

The U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, overturning Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pa. v. Casey. The ruling means laws regarding abortion revert back to the states. As practitioners who may encounter prescriptions for medication abortion that you understand the law and how it applies Read More »

RM Alert: Tropical Storms and Hurricanes

Hurricane Preparedness   A storm system has developed southwest of Florida.  Alex is expected to develop to tropical storm intensity before approaching land.   As Alex is the first storm of the season, Pharmacists Mutual wants to remind everyone to be vigilant regarding predicted storms, both path and intensity. While your insurance policy may provide Read More »

New Mexico OSI Issues Emergency Order Amid Wildfires

Alert – Members in New Mexico   The New Mexico Office of Superintendent of Insurance (OSI) issued an emergency order effective immediately in response to the recent wildfires in Colfax, Lincoln, Mora, San Miguel, Sandoval, and Valencia counties. This order will expire on September 30, 2022, or when the governor rescinds her executive orders for Read More »

2022 Annual Meeting Notice

As a member of Pharmacists Mutual Insurance Company, you are invited to the annual meeting on Friday, May 20, 2022, at 9:00 a.m CDT. The meeting will be held virtually and at the home office at 808 Highway 18 West in Algona, Iowa. If you are interested in attending the virtual meeting, please register at Read More »

2021 Annual Report

Click here to read Pharmacists Mutual Insurance Company’s 2021 Annual Report.

Nurse Convicted in Medication Error Case

While health care professionals do not commonly face criminal charges for cases of negligence, the following cases show the possibility exists. For example, a nurse in Tennessee was recently convicted of gross neglect of an impaired adult and negligent homicide as a result of a medication error.  The nurse intended to withdraw Versed® from a Read More »