Report: When it comes to drug spending, DOD pays the highest price

Who pays the most for meds? In a recent study, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) took a sample of 78 widely used drugs, including both brand-named and generic products, and looked at prices paid by Medicare, Medicaid and the Department of Defense (DOD). The findings? Medicaid paid an average net price for the sample of 62 cents per unit, while the DOD paid 99 cents--a full 60% higher. More