Sorry for the late response, Saturday was just a busy day and we are trying to enjoy whats left of summer in Chicago.
Any and every pharmacy has a risk when dispensing medications. Patients may not be truthful in illicit drug use or other therapies. I have had patients overdose on xanax, pain med, etc. ER will call and ask me what meds they were prescribed.
Legal risk is minimized as long as the pharmacy dispenses the medication correctly! There is some risk with Drug Interactions but minimal. Manufacturers always say this "may" happen if you take these together.
I remember years ago RPHs would try to limit how many prescriptions they could verify in a shift, but that talk has disappeared or those RPHs were let go?
You know the math in this game, the deeper the reimbursements cuts the more volume and more bare bone staff will be present in any pharmacy. Therefore, risk will increase. Independents have the benefit of adding additional staff to ensure better customer service. JD Powers ranked independent pharmacists as number 1 in customer service, while retail CVS/WAG were near the bottom.