US Military Blows $41.6 Million A Year On Viagra For Its Troops

FYI.

US military blows millions a year on Viagra for its troops:

THIS is hard to swallow.

The US military blows $US41.6 million ($52 million) a year on Viagra for its troops — about five times more than the estimated medical costs for transgender servicepeople, according to a new report.

Spending on the little blue pills is part of $US84 million ($105 million) total the military plunks down annually for erectile dysfunction medicines, according to the Washington Post, which cited a 2015 report by the Military Times.

The eye-popping stats resurfaced Wednesday, the same day President Trump announced a ban on transgender people serving in the military because of “the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail.”

A study published last year by the Rand Corp. and commissioned by the Defense Department estimated that treatments for transgender troops would run the military between $US2.4 million ($3 million) and $US8.4 million ($10.5 million) annually, the Washington Post reported.

The higher estimate for transgender expenses is equal to less than a tenth of the price of a new F-35 fighter jet — or a thousandth of 1 per cent of the Defense Department’s annual budget, the Post pointed out.

H/t reader kevin a.

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1 thought on “US Military Blows $41.6 Million A Year On Viagra For Its Troops

  1. It was Bromine before to douse their ardour.

    Why viagra?

    Thinking more deeply, none of it makes sense unless the dumb Military would rather have the squaddies shagging the female squaddies in the field……

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