Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Military Health Care Costs for Drugs is Alarming

I meant to post this article when it came out.  The skyrocketing cost of the military health care system, caused in part by unchecked fraud, is a national security issue.   

From the Austin American Statesman:
Last year, the Pentagon spent more on pills, injections and vaccines than it did on Black Hawk helicopters, Abrams tanks, Hercules C-130 cargo planes and Patriot missiles — combined.

Some of the prescription drugs that have fueled the military’s skyrocketing pharmaceutical budget are the same ones that have medicated the civilian world over the past decade. Since 2002, the Department of Defense has spent more than $5 billion on Lipitor, Plavix, Advair, Nexium and Singulair.

Click here for the full article.  

Here are some eye popping and alarming charts:

Top drug sales photoYearly military pharmacy costs

Click here and here for my earlier posts. 




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