Pharmacists Mutual News & Announcements

Risk Management Alerts

RM Alert: Hurricane Idalia

Hurricane Preparedness   The National Weather Service forecasts Idalia to become a major storm before it reaches the Gulf coast of Florida. There is an increasing risk of a storm surge and hurricane-force winds along portions of the west coast of Florida and the Florida panhandle beginning as early as late Tuesday. After making landfall Read More »

RM Alert: Hurricane Hilary

Hurricane Preparedness   Hurricane Hilary strengthened to a Category 4 storm early Friday and is expected to weaken before reaching California. However, The National Weather Service warned the system was expected to bring “significant impacts” to the Southwest this weekend into early next week. Additionally, The National Hurricane Center issued a tropical storm watch for Read More »

Conveyor Belt Safety

Conveyor belts were invented in the 1790’s. American groceries began using steel conveyor belts in 1901. By the 1960’s, automated conveyor belts were appearing in grocery stores across the nation. Though a major convenience for staff and customers alike, conveyor belts also pose a number of risks. A study conducted in 2009 by Dr. Zhinong Read More »

Status of Mifepristone Update 4/21/23

Update – Friday, April 21, 2023 – The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 7-2 today to stay the entire order issued by Judge Kacsmaryk of Texas.  This ruling overrules the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals’ order that partially stayed Kacsmaryk’s order.  As a result, mifepristone’s status will remain unchanged until the Fifth Circuit hears the case Read More »

Status of Mifepristone Update

Update – Thursday, April 20, 2023 – Justice Samuel Alito extended his stay until 11:59 p.m. on Friday, April 21, 2023.  Pharmacists may continue to dispense mifepristone according to previous state and Federal laws until an order is issued or the stay extended again.   The recent Federal court rulings on the status of mifepristone Read More »

Alert – Members in Tennessee

The State of Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance (DCI) issued Bulletin No. 23-01 in response to the tornadoes from March 31, 2023, and April 1, 2023. Please see the links below for more information. The DCI has requested that the cancelation or non-renewal of policies for the non-payment of premium be suspended for a Read More »

Status of Mifepristone

The recent Federal court rulings on the status of mifepristone may leave pharmacists wondering where they stand if they dispense mifepristone. The answer has been changing rapidly and may continue to do so. The answer may also depend on where the pharmacist practices. On April 7, 2023, Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk of the United States District Read More »

Alert – Members in Arkansas

The Arkansas Insurance Department issued Bulletin No. 4-2023 in response to the recent severe storms taking place in Cross, Lonoke, and Pulaski counties.  Please see the links below. The Department has issued a 60-day moratorium on the cancellation and non-renewal of personal lines policies for the non-payment of premiums. This shall apply to all personal Read More »

Documentation: Dos & Don’ts

Ask any healthcare professional why they entered their field; the answer will likely be to help people. You probably will encounter few, if any, that will tell you it was to spend extra time charting. However, this documentation is crucial to the care we provide. There are three aspects when providing services in which accurate Read More »

Pharmacy Protests

Pharmacy Protests 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 perpetrated by groups in the cities and towns we serve. We know you are concerned about the civil unrest that has impacted Read More »