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Department of Defense Drug Cost-Savings Programs

Military Healthcare

Department of Defense Drug Cost-Savings Programs. The Department of Defense pharmacy program is on to track to slice $1.3 billion off projected drug costs from 2014 to 2019, thanks to higher beneficiary co-pays, tighter point-of-service rules and recent streamlining of prescription drug processes across the military, explained Dr. George E. Jones, chief of pharmacy operations […]

VA Extending Hepatitis C Therapy

VA Extending Hepatitis C Therapy as its drug spend for the disease increases rapidly. The department last year allocated $696 million for new hepatitis C drugs, accounting for 17 percent of the VA’s total pharmacy budget. In fiscal 2016, which began Oct. 1, 2015, the VA expects to spend about $1 billion on hepatitis C […]