SIOUX CITY (KTIV) – Hy-Vee, Incorporated has implemented a new policy to help fight the opioid epidemic.
As of January 1, all Hy-Vee pharmacies have a new controlled substance prescription policy.
This effects the locations in Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota along with five other states.
“We only allow fills of controlled substances- specifically opioids is obviously what we’re targeting- 72 hours in advance of when they would be due for a fill,” said Ashley Engle, Pharmacist.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, opioids killed more than 47,000 people in 2017— more than any year on record.
Nearly half of all opioid overdose deaths involve a prescription opioid.
Hy-Vee pharmacies also no longer accept GoodRx coupons for controlled substance prescriptions.