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Hy-Vee suspends sale of Zantac brand, Topcare brand ranitidine products

Hy-Vee suspends sale of Zantac brand, Topcare brand ranitidine products

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Hy-Vee has temporarily suspended the sale of all over-the-counter Zantac brand and Topcare brand ranitidine products. This action is being taken out of an abundance of caution due to a recent industry-wide product alert from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that ranitidine products may contain a low level

Hy-Vee, Pinky Swear raise over $100,000 for children with cancer

Hy-Vee, Pinky Swear raise over $100,000 for children with cancer

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Hy-Vee, in partnership with Pinky Swear Foundation, a national charitable organization that supports children with cancer and their families, announced Thursday that its register roundup event raised more than $100,000 across Hy-Vee’s more than 260 stores. The annual Hy-Vee Pinky Swear Register Roundup took place from August 1-18 to give

Hy-Vee to provide free heart health screenings in September

Hy-Vee to provide free heart health screenings in September

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Hy-Vee will provide free heart health screenings throughout its eight-state region during the month of September. Hy-Vee dietitians working out of Hy-Vee Healthy You Mobiles will offer the free heart health screenings to customers at more than 130 Hy-Vee stores. Appointments will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis while

Hy-Vee pharmacies stocked with flu vaccine for the 2019-2020 season

Hy-Vee pharmacies stocked with flu vaccine for the 2019-2020 season

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Hy-Vee  announced Tuesday that the flu vaccine is available at its more than 270 Hy-Vee Pharmacy locations throughout its eight-state region without an appointment or prescription. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends people 6 months and older get a flu vaccine each year to prevent getting and

Hy-Vee, Pinky Swear Foundation fundraise for children with cancer

Hy-Vee, Pinky Swear Foundation fundraise for children with cancer

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa  — Hy-Vee, in partnership with Pinky Swear Foundation, a national charitable organization that supports children with cancer and their families, announced Monday that its register round up fundraising event will be held on August 1-18, 2019, at Hy-Vee’s more than 260 stores. The annual Hy-Vee Pinky Swear Register Round Up gives

How to shield Rx from the opioid crisis fallout

How to shield Rx from the opioid crisis fallout

Chain drug retailing has thus far largely escaped the repercussions of the opioid epidemic, an ongoing tragedy which has seen so many people become addicted to pharmaceutical products that, when taken as prescribed and properly managed, can bring needed relief to patients with serious illnesses or injuries. Several of America’s most prominent pharmaceutical houses have

Hy-Vee reopens acquired Weber & Judd stores

Hy-Vee reopens acquired Weber & Judd stores

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Hy-Vee Inc. in April reopened the 10 pharmacies it acquired in February from Weber & Judd, marking the end of that company’s 157-year history of dispensing drugs to customers in and around Rochester, Minn. Nine of the locations were rechristened Hy-Vee HealthMarket Rx; the 10th is now called Hy-Vee Pharmacy.

Groups decry drug price rule

Groups decry drug price rule

WASHINGTON — Pharmacy organizations have decried the government’s refusal to reform direct and indirect remuneration (DIR) fees in its new drug pricing rule. “We are disappointed and frustrated that this final rule fails to finalize pharmacy DIR reform as proposed, to the detriment of seniors and community pharmacies,” said a statement from the National Association

Hy-Vee advocates for fast DIR reform

Hy-Vee advocates for fast DIR reform

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa  — Hy-Vee on Friday expressed dismay that a new Medicare rule did not provide relief from pharmacy direct and indirect remuneration (DIR) fees that inflate senior citizens’ prescription drug costs. A proposal advanced by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and supported by Hy-Vee was not included in the final rule published on

Hy-Vee to support The Great American Milk Drive throughout March

Hy-Vee to support The Great American Milk Drive throughout March

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Hy-Vee recently announced its commitment to delivering much-needed milk to local food banks in its eight-state region by partnering with The Great American Milk Drive throughout the month of March. This is the third consecutive year of the companywide partnership. During the monthlong campaign, every Hy-Vee store will offer customers

Hy-Vee acquires Weber & Judd Pharmacies

Hy-Vee acquires Weber & Judd Pharmacies

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Hy-Vee announced Monday that it has acquired the business of all Weber & Judd pharmacies in Minnesota. Weber & Judd has served the Rochester, Minnesota, area since 1862. “Weber & Judd has been an exemplary provider of pharmacy care for more than 150 years. Combining Weber & Judd with our Hy-Vee

Hy-Vee partners to help bring awareness to childhood obesity

Hy-Vee partners to help bring awareness to childhood obesity

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – The Minnesota Timberwolves, in partnership with Hy-Vee and MATTER, announced the launch of a new initiative that will increase awareness of childhood obesity and educate families on simple steps to make healthy meal choices. The three organizations will provide Hy-Vee customers the opportunity to help local families gain access to a MATTERbox meal

Hy-Vee expands discount medications list

Hy-Vee expands discount medications list

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa  — Hy-Vee announced Wednesday the expansion of its discount medications list to assist customers with lowering their health care costs, making their lives easier, healthier and happier. The new medication list went into effect February 1, and is available to all patients with no enrollment fees. The new list includes an

Hy-Vee adopts new opioid policy

Hy-Vee adopts new opioid policy

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — To assist in combatting the national opioid epidemic, Hy-Vee Inc. has implemented a new controlled substance prescription policy. Since January 1, Hy-Vee pharmacies have not allowed a subsequent fill of a Schedule II controlled substance, or a refill of a Schedule III or Scheduled IV controlled substance more than 72

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