Capital Hill's Personal Pharmacist Admits Alzheimer Drugs Are Being Delivered To Members Of Congress
Authored by Joseph Jankowski via PlanetFreeWill.com,
When it comes time to place your support behind a public representative who will have power in the legislative chambers of Congress, it is safe to say that most people would like to place their support behind an individual who is clear-headed, cognitively healthy, and can withstand the physical necessities needed to fulfill the travel and long work day commitments of a congressman. A healthy democracy surely needs a healthy body of representatives, right?
It turns out that those who represent the public on Capitol Hill are not the most healthy individuals as on any given day hundreds of big pharma drugs are delivered to members of the legislative body, with some drugs being delivered to treat serious illnesses such as Alzheimer's disease.
STAT News reports:
Nearly every day for at least two decades pharmaceutical drugs have been brought by the carload to the Capitol - an arrangement so under the radar that even pharmacy lobbyists who regularly pitch Congress on their industry aren't aware of it.
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. Every one comes from Washington's oldest community pharmacy, Grubb's.
Mike Kim, the reserved pharmacist-turned-owner of the pharmacy, said he has gotten used to knowing the most sensitive details about some of the most famous people in Washington.
"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 said, listing treatments for conditions like diabetes and Alzheimer's.
"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.'"
The idea that some members of Congress are taking medication to treat a very serious illness such as Alzheimer's disease should ring alarm bells across the country as the illness itself and the pharmaceuticals that treat it can have very damaging effects on a person.
On top of the cognitive degenerative symptoms of Alzheimer's disease, a suffer who is taking - for example - the FDA approved Alzheimer treatment medication Aricept, side effects ranging from chronic trouble sleeping to aggressive behavior may also occur. Other side effects of Aricept are altered mental status, brain disease or injury causing inability to communicate, becoming easily angered or annoyed, and mood changes.
Other Alzheimer medications such as Razadyne and Exelon also cause concerning side effects such as depression, hallucination, and dyskinesia.
Very dangerous side effects come with taking most big pharma drugs, and those side effects are leading to hundreds of thousands of death worldwide annually. Because of this, the American people should be highly concerned with the mental and physical state of their public representatives in Washington as it has now come to light that big pharma drugs are readily available to them.
While it isn't clear to the public what representative is taking what drug/s, policymakers making an appearance in Grubb's pharmacy is no longer a star striking moment for the pharmacists because of the frequency.
After 20 years at Grubb's, Kim himself isn't nearly so starstruck by the lawmakers. Even when they stop by the shop in-person, he said they're just like any other customer.