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Hy-Vee installing drug take back areas at pharmacies

Posted at 7:37 AM, Nov 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-07 08:37:56-05

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Hy-Vee has announced drug take back receptacles will be installed in all 276 of their stores.

The deadline to have the drug take back areas installed is today. The receptacles will be available in the pharmacy area of every store and will provide a safe place for customers to dispose of their unused medications, including controlled substances.

Effective today, Hy-Vee has also announced that all Hy-Vee Pharmacy locations will limit the initial quantity of opioids prescribed for treatment of acute pain to seven days - or fewer days where state law or a third-party payor requires.