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Department of Defense drug spending ballooned by more than 123 percent since 2002

Citizens for a Legitimate Government

Bush/Obusha pharma-terrorists’ privatization schemes killing US taxpayers:

Department of Defense drug spending ballooned by more than 123 percent since 2002 –Soaring cost of military drugs could hurt budget 29 Dec 2012

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. Since 2002, the Department of Defense has spent more than $5 billion on Lipitor, Plavix, Advair, Nexium and Singulair…

But the military drug purchases also paint a picture of a fighting force increasingly reliant on antidepressants, psychotropic drugs and powerful narcotic painkillers that critics call dangerous and that have been involved in a growing number of prescription drug overdoses.

The military spent at least $2.7 billion on antidepressants and more than $1.6 billion on opioid painkillers such as Oxycontin and hydrocodone over the past decade. The details come from an unprecedented American-Statesman analysis of nearly every individual drug purchase made by the Department of Defense since 2002.

The paper’s analysis also showed that many drug manufacturers saw their revenue from military sales soar over a decade that featured two wars and a large influx of beneficiaries covered by Tricare, the military’s ‘health’ program.

They were led by giant Pfizer, with more than $8 billion in sales from the Department of Defense since 2002.

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3 Responses to Department of Defense drug spending ballooned by more than 123 percent since 2002

  1. RobW says:

    Let me try and figure this out… the drug dealers control the war department? Guess that’s been going on since the opium wars. Now, they make a bundle on prescriptions, as well as trafficking. Perhaps my memory is bad, but I’ve heard that described as “double dipping”.

  2. Jolly Roger says:

    Does their drug spending outweigh their drug profits?
    How’s the opium business going, Colonel?

  3. # 1 NWO Hatr says:

    As an added bonus, there’s always money to be made from rehab.

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