VA awards Mckes­son 2-year con­tract for phar­ma­ceu­ti­cals

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The U.S. Vet­er­ans Af­fairs Depart­ment has awarded phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal dis­trib­u­tor and health in­for­ma­tion tech­nol­ogy com­pany Mckes­son Corp. a two-year con­tract worth about $8 bil­lion to sup­ply phar­ma­ceu­ti­cals to all of the VA’S med­i­cal cen­ters, out­pa­tient clin­ics and con­sol­i­dated mail out­pa­tient phar­ma­cies. Ac­cord­ing to the VA and Mckes­son, the two-year base con­tract in­cludes op­tions for up to three two-year ex­ten­sions. The award has a to­tal es­ti­mated value of about $32 bil­lion, or about $4 bil­lion per year, ac­cord­ing to the VA. The agree­ment will al­low San Fran­cisco-based Mckes­son to con­tinue sup­ply­ing phar­ma­ceu­ti­cals at more than 700 lo­ca­tions, in­clud­ing more than 270 med­i­cal cen­ters. “Over the past eight years, Mckes­son has part­nered with the VA to serve the health­care needs of Amer­ica’s vet­er­ans,” Paul Ju­lian, ex­ec­u­tive vice pres­i­dent and group pres­i­dent of Mckes­son, said in a news re­lease.

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