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Hy-Vee Unveils New Generic Drug Program
Date:1/11/2008

DES MOINES, Iowa, Jan. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Hy-Vee officials announced today that a new generic prescription drug program will begin Tuesday Jan. 15 in all of their supermarkets and drugstores.

The program offers a 30-day supply of 400 generic drugs at a cost of $4 per prescription. The medicines on the list include antibiotics and drugs that treat aliments such as allergies, asthma, arthritis, diabetes, cholesterol and digestive issues.

There are no forms to fill out or special cards to carry and the program is available to all customers regardless of insurance or co-pays. Lists of the generic medicines included in the program will be available at every pharmacy counter and online at http://www.hy-vee.com beginning Jan. 15.

"We embark on this program in the spirit of exceptional value and helpful service. Those are our trademarks," said Hy-Vee CEO Ric Jurgens. "But we also do it out of a deep commitment to helping customers live easier, healthier, happier lives."

Generic drugs help people save money, especially those without insurance or with high drug co-payments and seniors in the "doughnut hole" of their Medicare drug coverage. The program is expected to be well-received by employer groups as well.

Helping customers and benefit groups save money was but one incentive for the program. Just as important as the cost-savings of generic prescriptions are the education and patient counseling provided by Hy-Vee pharmacists when it comes to medication management and related wellness issues.

"The landscape of medicine in regard to drug therapy is changing," said Bob Egeland, assistant vice president of pharmacy. "Pharmacists are exceptionally trained to help customers understand generic drugs. But at Hy-Vee, it's not just about filling a prescription. We have an entire team of friendly, approachable health care professionals with the knowledge and expertise to assist customers in all of their health care needs."

For example, millions of Americans have chronic diseases such as diabetes and cardiovascular issues. Moving those patients to a generic prescription if they are not already on one is the first step, said Egeland. Just as important is helping the costumer understand what lifestyle changes can be made that may reduce the need for the medication.

"We pride ourselves on the trust we develop with our customers, a trust that assures everyone who steps up to a Hy-Vee counter that we will always be there to guide them on their health and wellness journey."

In the last several years, the company has focused on programs and events that promote healthy lifestyles. In addition to adding pharmacies to its stores, the company's HealthMarkets offer an array of private label, natural and organic products; registered dietitians at more than 100 locations help customers address all of their health and wellness needs; and classes and events held in Hy-Vee Club rooms cover a variety of topics such as disease management, diet, exercise and healthy cooking.

In 2007 the company sponsored the inaugural Hy-Vee Triathlon to get people excited about having fun while developing a fitness routine.

Hy-Vee, Inc. is an employee-owned corporation operating 222 retail stores in seven Midwestern states. For 2007 the company recorded total sales of $5.6 billion, ranking it among the top 20 supermarket chains and the top 40 private companies in the United States.


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