The Emerging Importance of Professional Liability Insurance Coverage for Pharmacists


As the responsibilities for clinical pharmacists have increased in recent years, the pharmacy practitioner finds the need for professional liability insurance. This report describes the practice changes under way and describes the malpractice insurance options available to current pharmacy practitioners.

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S. Kazim and A. Wertheimer, "The Emerging Importance of Professional Liability Insurance Coverage for Pharmacists," Pharmacology & Pharmacy, Vol. 5 No. 2, 2014, pp. 171-174. doi: 10.4236/pp.2014.52023.

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