The U.S. Department of Defense spends a lot of money on weaponry, but it also spends a lot of money on erectile dysfunction medication, reported CBS News.
Just last year, the DoD spent $41.6 million on Viagra and another $84.2 million on other erectile dysfunction pills like Cialis and Levitra. CBS reported that “since 2011, the bill for covering drugs like Viagra, Cialis, and Levitra for active and retired military personnel and eligible family members totalled $294 million.”
The total amount is enough to purchase four F-35 fighter jets, according to CBS.
The program began covering prescriptions for Viagra and seven other ED medications in 2012 using the DoD’s health plan, which is in part funded by American tax dollars. Certainly the Big Pharma companies are enjoying this gigantic payday.
Over the program’s course, literally millions of prescriptions have been filled for Viagra, Cialis, Levitra, and Revatio, the most expensive ED drug, on the taxpayers’ dime.
This is absolutely ridiculous. Military men are getting their jollies, and we’re the ones who have to pay for it.