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This research brief describes work documented in Pharmacy Use and Costs in Employer-Provided Health Plans: Insights for TRICARE Benefit Design from the Private Sector(MG-154-OSD) and Determinants of Dispensing Location in the TRICARE Senior Pharmacy Program (MG-237-OSD).

Excerpt: Like the private health care sector, the military health care system has experienced rapid growth in expenditures over the past decade. And just as with the rise in private health care costs over the past decade, the rise in the costs of caring for the nation's active duty forces, their families, and retired career service personnel is partly attributable to the double-digit growth in expenditures for prescription drugs.

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