Department of Corrections and Community Supervison

Selected Aspects of the Procurement of Pharmaceuticals (Follow-Up)

The Department of Correctional Services (Department) has 70 facilities housing about 63,000 inmates. Some facilities have pharmacies to fill inmate medical prescriptions, while others have their prescriptions filled by vendors. In audit report 2006-S-20, we examined whether the Department had taken all available steps to procure pharmaceuticals at the lowest possible cost to the State. We found that the Department complied with procurement guidelines and made reasonable efforts to obtain the lowest price for pharmaceuticals. However, we identified certain actions that could be taken to further reduce pharmaceutical costs. When we followed up with Department officials, we found that they made progress in correcting the problems we identified in our initial report.

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