New report urges DOD to shift away from retail pharmacies to curb costs

April 7, 2008

A Government Accountability Office report urges the Department of Defense to make more use of mail order to slow its drug spending.

The feds are concerned about how much money the Department of Defense (DOD) is spending on medications, especially at retail pharmacies. A new Government Accountability Office report projects that DOD drug spending will reach $15 billion by 2015-a rate that it said is unsustainable. The