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Kristin Williams

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 offers controlled substance prescription policy

Hy-Vee offers controlled substance prescription policy

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — To assist in combatting the national opioid epidemic Hy-Vee announces the implementation of a new controlled substance prescription policy. As of Jan. 1, 2019, Hy-Vee pharmacies no longer allow a subsequent fill of a Schedule II controlled substance, or a refill of a Schedule III or Scheduled IV controlled substance

Hy-Vee awarded multiple pharmacy services accreditations

Hy-Vee awarded multiple pharmacy services accreditations

SPRING HOUSE, Pa. — Hy-Vee, Inc., the 246-store supermarket chain headquartered in West Des Moines, Iowa, recently earned multiple Exemplary Provider Award accreditations for its pharmacy operations from The Compliance Team, the Medicare-authorized healthcare accreditation organization based in suburban Philadelphia, Pa. All of Hy-Vee’s pharmacies earned Exemplary Provider Award recognition and accreditation both in Community

Hy-Vee in-store dietitians offering free weekly nutrition tours

Hy-Vee in-store dietitians offering free weekly nutrition tours

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa  — Beginning this month, in-store dietitians at more than 190 Hy-Vee locations throughout its eight-state region will offer weekly health shopping tours that focus on the nutritional aspects of lowering blood pressure and cholesterol, as well as managing diabetes. The tours are free and will be offered every week. Tours will be held at noon on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays on the following rotation: Monday (Diabetes): Discover diabetes-friendly foods in every

2018 Retail Forecast: Learning to Adapt

2018 Retail Forecast: Learning to Adapt

What will the second year of the Trump administration look like? Is the demise of the Affordable Care Act imminent? Will pharmacists get the greater role in health care they have long sought? These are among the questions top chain drug industry executives are pondering as they look to 2018. With spiraling health care costs and

Hy-Vee pharmacies offer substance abuse resources

Hy-Vee pharmacies offer substance abuse resources

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Hy-Vee pharmacies in Iowa have partnered with the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) to provide patients and employees with information on getting assistance for opioid abuse and other substance abuse issues. Hy-Vee said that, under a statewide initiative, all 104 Hy-Vee pharmacies in Iowa will post information about a

Hy-Vee acquires pair of telepharmacies in Iowa

Hy-Vee acquires pair of telepharmacies in Iowa

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Hy-Vee Inc. has acquired two telepharmacy locations in Iowa and rebannered them as Hy-Vee Pharmacy. Financial terms weren’t disclosed. The food and drug retailer said Tuesday that the telepharmacies, formerly operated by TelePharm LLC, now part of Cardinal Health Inc., are in Victor and West Liberty, Iowa, and serve rural

Hy-Vee pharmacies provide no-Rx access to naloxone

Hy-Vee pharmacies provide no-Rx access to naloxone

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Hy-Vee Inc. has begun dispensing opioid overdose antidote naloxone without a prescription in four of the eight states where it has pharmacies. Hy-Vee said its pharmacy locations in Iowa, Missouri, South Dakota and Wisconsin will provide no-prescription access to naloxone. The medication is available at Hy-Vee pharmacies in nasal spray,

Regional drug chains display prowess as innovators

Regional drug chains display prowess as innovators

Although sometimes overlooked amid the swirl of activity surrounding the largest players in retail pharmacy, regional drug chains remain an integral part of the industry. The assets and aspirations of those companies — defined as operating between four and 250 stores — along with the challenges they face, were on display at the National Association

Pharmacy prepares for new paths in health care

Pharmacy prepares for new paths in health care

PALM BEACH, Fla. — As the nation reassesses its health care system under a new presidential administration, the integral role of pharmacy cannot be overlooked, National Association of Chain Drug Stores leaders said at the NACDS Regional Chain Conference here. “This meeting and the topics addressed in the coming days could not be timelier with

NACDS Regional Conference targets industry’s ‘grassroots’

NACDS Regional Conference targets industry’s ‘grassroots’

ARLINGTON, Va. — The upcoming NACDS Regional Chain Conference will be a fertile source of ideas for retail pharmacy, says Kristin Williams, senior vice president and chief health officer at Hy-Vee Inc. “The Regional Chain Conference is a wonderful venue for in-depth exchanges with both retail colleagues and suppliers,” says Williams, who is chairing the