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This Year in Federal Medicine - Outlook 2012
Editor-in-Chief, Chester 'Trip' Buckenmaier III
MD, COL, MC, USA
This past year is notable for its anniversaries and milestones. We marked the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, which literally changed the lives of countless Americans forever. Like many in federal medicine, I can recall details of my life on that day like few other days, such as graduation, my wedding or the birth of a child.
By Rear Adm. Thomas McGinnis, RPh, chief, Pharmaceutical Operations Directorate,
TRICARE Management Activity
The DoD pharmacy program dispenses close to 2.8 million prescriptions each week at a cost of $6.7 billion in 2011, about 14% of the department’s total healthcare costs. The overall DoD health budget remains an issue of concern, as healthcare costs have greatly increased since 2001.
By Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho, RN, MSN
Army Surgeon General and Commanding General of the U.S. Army Medical Command
I am grateful for the honor and privilege to serve as the Army’s 43rd surgeon general and commander, U.S. Army Medical Command with soldiers and civilians, whose dedication makes our nation strong and our soldiers and families healthy and resilient.
By Vice Adm. Matthew L. Nathan, MD
Navy Surgeon General and Chief of Navy’s Bureau of Medicine and Surgery
I am pleased to report that the state of Navy Medicine is strong. I am proud and humbled to be at the helm of this 63,000-person organization and though numerous challenges abound this year, I sleep better at night given the leadership team I recently inherited and where I know we are going to go together.
Thomas R. Frieden, MD, MPH
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director
The CDC is the health sentinel for our nation. Monitoring and surveillance are among our key functions, allowing the country to know the extent of health problems, which populations are most affected and whether interventions are working.
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