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Big Pharma: US Orders $3B+ for the Troops

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$442 million in follow-on US military pharma contracts. (March 31/10) Troops require medication of all kinds as a way of managing chronic conditions, handling the wear and ills that are a constant risk on military deployments, etc. Unsurprisingly, militaries tend to buy in bulk, often through middle-men offering wholesale margins on a wide variety of treatments. In 2007, US DoD issued $3 billion in contracts for bulk pharmaceutical purchases, many of which are option periods from an original award… Contracts & Key Events Note that this article does not cover all pharmaceutical orders for the US military, just a particular set of contracts over their lifetimes. Unless otherwise noted, the Defense Supply Center Philadelphia in Philadelphia, PA issued the contracts. March 31/10: AmerisourceBergen Drug Corp. in Wayne, PA received a $20 million firm-fixed-price, prime vendor contract for pharmaceuticals on behalf of the US Army, Navy and Air Force in Hawaii (see Oct 1/07 entry). The original proposal was Web solicited with 4 responses. This contract is exercising the 2nd option year. The date of performance completion is Sept 30/12 (SPM200-05-D-3500). March 31/10: Cardinal Health Inc. in Dublin, OH received a maximum $315.6 million firm-fixed-price, prime vendor contract for pharmaceuticals distribution […]

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