Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Pentagon Spent More Than $500K On Little Blue Pill for “Troop Support” / Sputnik International

Since the Department of Defense began offering soldiers Viagra in 1998, spending on the male enhancement drug has grown noticeably, with more than half a million dollars’ worth of the pills purchased last year.

The Pentagon issued 60 contracts worth a total of $504,816 for Viagra in 2014, the Washington Free Beacon reported. All 60 contracts were awarded to Cardinal Health Inc., a pharmaceutical distribution company based in Dublin, Ohio.

Last year, the Pentagon also ordered $3,505 worth of Levitra and $14,540 of Cialis, two other popular erectile dysfunction drugs, the Free Beacon reported.

The contracts were filed under “Troop Support.”

Since the Department of Defense began offering Viagra to soldiers as a medical benefit in 1998, the price of the drug has grown from $10 a pill to $25 a pill.

Back in 1998, the military’s policy only allowed for six pills a month per patient, and the DoD said they would “not replace lost or stolen pills.”

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