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Risk Management Alerts

Foundation Cracks – Unseen Danger

Do you have cracks in your home’s foundation walls or floor?  Cracks in your foundation can allow water to seep in, causing damage to the interior of your home.  These cracks can also let in something you can’t even see-.  You may have a guest in your house and not even know it.  The name Read More »

Drug Security in the Independent Pharmacy

Since the CDC declared an epidemic of prescription drug abuse in the United States in 2010, numerous programs and initiatives have been implemented to control access to narcotics. These have included prescription drug monitoring, increased DEA activity, addiction treatment funding, changes in prescription guidelines, drug take back programs, crackdowns on pill mills, and rescheduling of Read More »

Sewer Backup Prevention and Coverage

To prevent a back up of your sewer and drain system, it is helpful for property owners to be aware of what might cause a back up, and what preventative measures can be taken. Whether you are purchasing a new home, or have owned your property for several years, it can provide great benefit to Read More »

Veterinary Prescriptions … Are You Prepared?

Community pharmacists face a growing challenge: They are being asked to fill an increasing number of veterinary prescriptions. This trend is here to stay, and the challenges pharmacists face in filling pet prescriptions will be compounded if the Fairness to Pet Owners Act of 2015 is enacted as law. This Act would require veterinarians to Read More »

Smartphone Apps for the Pharmacist

Looking for smart phone apps for Pharmacists? Type “smart phone apps for the pharmacist” in a Google search and you’ll get about 92,000,000 hits. We found it pretty easy to search through and find something for just about every aspect of pharmacy. Everything from drug guides to symptom checkers, apps about vacinations and even popular Read More »

Honesty About Dishonesty – Employee Theft

No businessowner wants to think about an employee stealing from them.  Nor does a businessowner want to think about their vendors stealing from them.  Even if we don’t want to think about these things happening, the reality is, it most likely has or will happen.  Do you really know what your business insurance covers or Read More »

The Impact of Insurance Fraud

Insurance fraud − in the most simple of terms − is a lie told to steal the financial protections and benefits of insurance. Insurance fraud is a felony crime that imposes significant financial and personal costs on individuals, businesses and society as a whole. It’s a crime that is not only widespread, but also growing, Read More »

Safe Deposit Boxes

Have you ever made mental note of some paperwork you have at home which deserves special treatment and safety? Maybe it is an old love letter your parents exchanged, or a copy of a special photograph.  How about your social security card?  If any of these things has come to mind, a safe deposit box Read More »

Ice Dams

The winter of 2014 brought with it a significant number claims related to ice dams. With the next winter approaching, we thought it would be helpful to provide some information on ice dams: how they form, strategies to prevent and/or remove them, and tips on protecting your property from resulting leaks. Ice dams form when Read More »

Dispose of Unneeded Medications to Protect Your Loved Ones

Prescription drug abuse has reached epidemic proportions across the country. In 2011, over 6 million people aged 12 or older abused prescription drugs, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, a government agency that conducts a national survey on related topics each year. The same survey showed that over 50% of people Read More »