It might seem like a strange question, since you might expect someone to say that there would be no member of the United States Congress who have Alzheimer’s. But if you thought that, you would be wrong, according to the very owner of a D.C pharmacy that delivers medication to members of congress.
Recently as reported by the Boston Globe:
The pharmacist, Grubb’s Pharmacy owner Mike Kim, made the disclosure as part of a larger story into a perk afforded to lawmakers: Drugs from a community pharmacy are delivered to the office of the Attending Physician, allowing members of Congress to avoid trips to the store.
“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 told STAT. “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.’”
You might expect all types of drugs to be prescribed, but you would probably not expect members of the United States congress, who decide on policy for the United States on everything from public services, to highly classified funding, to have, out of all things, Alzheimer’s disease.