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BREAKING: Congress Members Caught Taking Shocking Medication
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If you weren’t worrying about the future of the country before, now might be the time to start.
According to a pharmacist attached to many members of Congress, there are members of the U.S. national legislature that are taking drugs for Alzheimer’s disease.
This information comes from a STAT profile on Grubb’s, “Washington’s oldest community pharmacy” that provides medication to lawmakers when they are in the nation’s capital.
D.C. makes a little more sense now, doesn’t it?
Drugs on demand
According to the report, Grubb’s has provided personalized service to Congress for two decades in “an arrangement so under the radar that even pharmacy lobbyists who regularly pitch Congress on their industry aren’t aware of it.”
The report continues:
The deliveries arrive at the secretive Office of the Attending Physician, an elaborate medical clinic where Navy doctors triage medical emergencies and provide basic health care for lawmakers who pay an annual fee of just over $600.
This luxurious lifestyle isn’t the only controversial part of this deal, however. According to STAT’s report:
The relationship between Grubb’s and the Capitol has gone nearly unchanged for decades, even as congressional leaders have pushed again and again to overhaul the nation’s broader health care system.
Members of Congress do, however, sometimes get to skip the lines that other Grubb’s customers face — simply because of who they are.
So if you’re a customer at Grubb’s and find your prescription has been delayed, you can thank your public servants.
“At first it’s cool, and then you realize…”
This cushy arrangement isn’t the worst part of STAT’s report, however. The current owner of Grubb’s, Mike Kim, said he is “used to knowing the most sensitive details about some of the most famous people in Washington.”
He told interviewers:
At first it’s cool, and then you realize, I’m filling some drugs that are for some pretty serious health problems as well. And these are the people that are running the country.
Kim mentioned that some representatives receive treatments for conditions like diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease, “a type of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking, and behavior,” according to the Alzheimer’s Association.
It makes you kind of sit back and say, “Wow, they’re making the highest laws of the land and they might not even remember what happened yesterday.”
These are men and women enacting regulations, raising taxes, and possibly declaring war whose mental faculties are allegedly rapidly eroding day by day.
Can’t we do something about this?
This is profoundly unsettling information. It’s grossly irresponsible for people that know they have Alzheimer’s to continue to serve in public office.
It’s a tragic disease, but politicians who know they suffer from it should have the decency to step down – not to cling bitterly to the wealth and perks (like personal medication delivery) that come from being a servant of the people.
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