Accession Number:

ADA402047

Title:

Acquisition: Pricing of Pharmaceutical Items in the Medical Prime Vendor Program

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

INSPECTOR GENERAL DEPT OF DEFENSE ARLINGTON VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2002-05-23

Pagination or Media Count:

27.0

Abstract:

The Defense Criminal Investigative Service requested that we evaluate management controls over the pricing of pharmaceutical items sold through the Defense Supply Center Philadelphia DSCP medical prime vendor program. The Defense Logistics Agency initiated the medical prime vendor program in 1992. The Directorate of Medical Materiel, DSCP developed the program and is responsible for its management and operation. The program is designed to use industrys production capability and commercial distribution system to satisfy DoD requirements for medical items pharmaceutical items and medical and surgical equipment instead of buying stock and holding it in inventory. Pharmaceutical sales through the program during FY 2001 were approximately 1.3 billion.

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies
  • Pharmacology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE