What the Pentagon Spent $500,000 on Last Year Has is Mind Blowing

by Warner Todd Huston | February 7, 2015 1:12 pm

We all know that government spending is mostly waste. We also all know that government spending screws the taxpayer. But last year the Pentagon was able to do both of those things at the same time, both virtually and literally at the same time–a feat that government can rarely achieve.

Last year the Pentagon wasted over $500K of your tax dollars[1] on Viagra!

The Pentagon issued 60 contracts worth $504,816 for the drug in 2014. All 60 contracts were awarded to Cardinal Health Inc., a pharmaceutical distribution company based in Dublin, Ohio.

Last year DoD also ordered $3,505 worth of Levitra, and $14,540 of Cialis, other popular erectile dysfunction drugs.

The contracts were filed under “Troop Support.”

DoD began offering Viagra to soldiers as a medical benefit in 1998, when the drug cost $10 a pill. Due to inflation, one pill now costs $25. At the time 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.”

Listen, I am all for the troops. But shouldn’t that support stop at their bedrooms?

  1. wasted over $500K of your tax dollars: http://freebeacon.com/issues/pentagon-spent-504816-on-viagra-last-year/

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