DoD to pay $1.2 billion for healthcare supplies, pharmaceuticals

Friday - 2/24/2012, 8:58am EST

The Defense Department will pay $1.2 billion for pharmaceuticals and other healthcare supplies.

A healthcare company called McKesson has snagged the contract from the Defense Logistics Agency. The firm bills itself as the world's oldest healthcare services company but has branched out into health IT. It'll perform the contract work in Arizona over the next year.

This story is part of Federal News Radio's daily DoD Report. For more defense news, click here.