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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: 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 »

RM Intel Alert: HB 2455

On Friday, June 5th, Illinois Governor J. B. Pritzker signed an omnibus labor bill that includes death benefits for first responders who were presumably infected with COVID-19 while on duty and workers’ compensation benefits for essential workers under certain conditions. HB 2455 is the product of negotiations between business and labor establishing evidentiary standards and Read More »

RM Intel Alert: Drug Shortages

April 3, 2020   Drug shortages, including human, animal, and biological products, have been an ongoing issue for the past several years. Many shortages were a result of market changes and supply challenges. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has created an acute demand for certain products and a disruption in the supply chain. The FDA is Read More »

Make Sure Your Family is Safe – Home Fire Preparedness

Jen Aultman, CPhT, Risk Management Consultant Home fires can devastate your life.  Even a small fire often requires residents to evacuate and reside elsewhere while clean up takes place. Smoke damage can cost thousands of dollars in damage to personal items, not to mention the time to clean what is salvageable. Fire can grow exponentially Read More »

A Breaking Problem

Jen Aultman, Risk Management Consultant, CPhT If an appliance in your home, garage or business had a 25% chance of causing fire – what would you do? Hopefully, the answer is to remove the source of danger. This example could be a reality in your home. Federal Pacific mass manufactured breaker boxes from the 1950’s Read More »

Tornado Preparedness

With winter behind us, our thoughts turn to spring and summer. Unfortunately, with the change of season, also comes the threat of tornados. As with every threat we face in life, putting it into context helps us decide what to do to prepare for the threat.  Tornados: Occur more frequently in the U.S. than anywhere Read More »

Hurricane Preparedness

Pharmacists Mutual wants to remind everyone to be vigilant regarding predicted storms, their path and intensity. We want to remind members that storm surge is flooding and not covered unless specific flood coverage/policy is in place.  Please take action to protect your property from flooding. Hurricane season begins June 1st (May 15th in the Pacific Read More »