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Reports: Veteran’s Affairs spent millions on drugs like Viagra last year

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Posted at 1:51 PM, Jan 14, 2013
and last updated 2013-01-14 13:51:33-05

Service members suffering from erectile dysfunction are costing the government millions of dollars.

The Washington Post reports Veteran's Affairs spent more than 70 million dollars on drugs like Viagra last year.

That's nearly tripled since 2006 where only about 27 million dollars was spent.

Health professionals blame the increase on the number of troops coming home from war with issues like PTSD and depression.