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Hy-Vee offering naloxone without prescription

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa -- To assist in the national crisis concerning opioid overdoses, Hy-Vee Inc. has announced that it now offers naloxone to customers without a prescription in four of the eight states where it has pharmacies.

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa - To assist in the national crisis concerning opioid overdoses, Hy-Vee Inc. has announced that it now offers naloxone to customers without a prescription in four of the eight states where it has pharmacies.

All Hy-Vee pharmacy locations in Iowa, Missouri, South Dakota and Wisconsin offer naloxone without a prescription. The effort is meant to help prevent opioid-related deaths. While naloxone is known to reverse the effects of an opioid overdose, the medication has no effect if opioids are absent.

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