Tag Archives: Veterans Affairs

Veterans Affairs (VA) Selects Dr. David Massaro to Lead Troubled EHR System

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs selected Dr. David Massaro as acting senior medical advisor for its Office of the Functional Champion to lead the Electronic Health Record Modernization Integration Office

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 […]