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PA wastes $50M+/year on copycat drug buys: auditor

Pennsylvania has too many taxpayer-funded drug buyers, says the state auditor

PA wastes $50M+/year on copycat drug buys: auditor

"The commonwealth could save at least $50 million a year just by consolidating all of its own prescription drug purchases," currently spread among 17 programs and 9 state agencies, into a single drug purchase program, says PA state auditor general Jack Wagner.

"Pennsylvania could save an additional $200 million a year, or more," if it just piggy-backed drug buys with New York and New Jersey.

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