Capital Hill's Personal Pharmacist Admits Alzheimer Drugs Are Being Delivered To Members Of Congress

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Authored by Joseph Jankowski via,

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.’”

According to Grubb’s Pharmacy’s Mike Kim, during the busiest time of the year for Congress, his business will deliver carloads of hundreds of prescription drugs to Office of the Attending Physician, providing a service that allows the representatives to bypass normal drug fulfillment procedures.

“The Capitol kind of takes somewhat of a precedence just because of who we’re servicing,” Kim told STAT News.


“The member might be calling to say, ‘Hey, I’m about to leave in five minutes, where’s my drug? So [the clinicians at the Capitol] get into panic mode as well. I wouldn’t say they’ve ever gotten frustrated with us, but it’s more of a concern like, ‘Oh my gosh, the member just called us, we need to know where the drug is.’”

The Office of the Attending Physician was formed in 1928, after three members of Congress died in their offices within months of one another, long before Grubb’s Pharmacy serviced the office with pharmaceuticals. While it isn’t totally clear how many drugs the OAP keeps on hand, a former Navy physician who spent several years working for OAP says the office is well stocked with drugs.

“We provided some pretty comprehensive service, to keep the members doing their jobs so they didn’t have to go look for a doctor,” former OAP employee Dr. Lee Mandel told STAT.


“As far as all medications, I don’t know — maybe the more exotic ones we didn’t — but probably we did stock [most drugs] on their behalf.”

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.

“I still remember John Kerry - it was literally like the day after he lost [the 2004 presidential election], he came in and he was just standing in line with everybody else,” Kim recalled.


“I just remember seeing him standing in line and almost feeling sorry for him — one day he’s a superstar, he’s got his entourage and security detail, and the next day he’s just by himself, he’s picking up his prescription.”

Recently, the health of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi came under the media’s radar when she was filmed slurring her statements and uttering unintelligible gibberish during a press conference.

Considering the frequent mass delivery of big pharma drugs to Congress, it isn’t a farfetched idea to assume that this type of behavior may be the result of a drug’s side effect.

Pharmaceutical side effects and politics was also in the media spotlight during the recent presidential election when reports of Hillary Clinton’s publicly available medical records exposed how the former presidential candidate and former Secretary of State has been taking the dangerous blood thinner Lovenox since 1998.

The presence of pharmaceutical drugs in the chambers of Capitol Hill is a topic which needs further investigation. If members of Congress are suffering from the dangerous side effects that come with the big pharma provided drugs, it is possible that the public could consider those suffering from the drugs unfit to serve the publics bests interests.

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Smedley's Butler's picture


toady's picture

Duh. Of course they get the good drugs. All the rest of us get the placebos, while they get the shit that works.

Escrava Isaura's picture

I am shocked. I could never see this coming.

Ohh. I just remember:

US has 5 percent of the world population but consumes 80 percent of pain killers.

So, if you still wondering why these drug companies overcharge Americans, it’s their only market.


1777's picture

Alzheimer patients are running the country!

It all makes sense now...

covfefe MICdotard's picture

The day before: We need to pass this bill to see what's in it

Day after: What was that bill we passed yesterday?

Frito's picture

If you only remember one thing, remember Alzheimers awareness week!

Bastiat's picture
"Alzheimer Drugs Are Being Delivered To Members Of Congress"

Not enough apparently.

macholatte's picture


Hasn’t Pelosi always uttered gibberish?
Nancy has an utter?

No thanks!


DanDaley's picture

The thing that is doubly sad for all of us is that Alzheimer's drugs are shit and don't work, AND we have elected idiots taking them.


On the other hand, Alzheimer's can be reversed through the Bredesen Protocol, but drug companies fucking hate it because they can't make any money off of it. 

JRobby's picture

What was the middle part again?

JRobby's picture

Apparently they did not get the memo about protecting themselves from fluoride, GMO's, chemtrails, city water, processed foods, aluminumchlorhydrates?

Brain rot.

skbull44's picture

I was going to add some witty riposte but can't remember it now.

Where are my damned meds again?

True Blue's picture

Don't sugar coat it as the article did; "Alzheimer patients" are considered dementia patients. Dementia. And I'll say it again; dementia.

The FAA won't allow pilots to take Botox due to mental impairment, yet we allow dementia patients to pass legislation the rest of us must obey.

Burn it to the ground already.

vealparm's picture



Grassley ...84







There's 8 more over 75.

House of Reps is even worse. AVERAGE age of Democrat leadership in the House is 76.

Wonder why nothing gets done? These old fuddy duddy's are elther asleep or senile or both.


logicalman's picture

Worse still, they have very little to lose.


DavidC's picture

Don't know about Nutzi, but Maxine Walters comes to my mind straight away (although she could just really be STOOPID).


BennyBoy's picture


I like their version of Obamacare, $600 a year, not a month.

Where can I sign up?

Lumberjack's picture

Ask Susan Collins or John Mccain. Angus King too.

New_Meat's picture

they don't really rememba'

Mainaz are about as screwed up ad us Massholes, not quite yet tho'  'Roostik County understands

ejmoosa's picture

How many votes in the Senate have been decided by one or two votes again?

We need to have these votes ruled null and void.



Welcome to the real world, motherfuckers.

The American Politician Accountability Act.

Piss in a cup 12 times a year, random dates. 

Fail the clean no drug test, get the fuck out of here, no benefits, no pension, and a felony criminal record.

 Nice knowing ya, Senator Fucktard and Congressman Cocksucker.

drendebe10's picture

Fukda corrupt elected political turds. May they get a srrious adverse drug reaction from the stuff the serfs & peasants dont have access to 

Buckaroo Banzai's picture

What makes this news even more shocking is that alzheimers medications are well known to be almost entirely ineffective. There is no cure for alzheimers, nor is there even any treatment that mitigates the symptoms of the disease. If members of congress have been diagnosed, they have a duty to resign immediately as they are permanently, and gravely, mentally impaired.

toady's picture

Just like Ronnie did when he was diagnosed.

Buckaroo Banzai's picture

That happened in 1987 IIRC, and George H.W. Bush had already been running the show for years by that point. So it wouldn't have made much difference.

toady's picture

I've heard speculation that nearly his entire second term was run by H.W.... so, in a way, he did get two terms!

New_Meat's picture

Yep, Ronnie said: "The best part of having Alzheimers is that I get to make love to a new woman every night"

Praetorian Guard's picture

Exactly. Fuckers need to resign immediately.


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Praetorian Guard's picture

Fuck the drugs. I think I will get my parrot certified as a care animal, bring him to work outside my office, and let him say Fuck You to every prick knocking on my door...

BennyBoy's picture


We need drug testing for members of congress.

For prescription drugs.

Chupacabra-322's picture

I’m in medicine & been personally around many patients with Alzheimer’s & can tell you for FACT many of these Criminals exhibit signs of both Alzheimer’s but most importantly Dementia.

The unfortunate Dystopian Reality we currently find ourselves in.

Citizen G's picture

Embrionic stem cell shots to the brain and baby blood transfusions work, just ask pelosiasouras!

JRobby's picture

They have been meaning to get around to it, but just keep forgetting.

Elvis is Alive's picture

"What makes this news even more shocking is that alzheimers medications are well known to be almost entirely ineffective."

This is totally 100% wrong. They rarely have a huge effect in "curing dementia" but they can dramatically slow down the progression. And unlike Exelon which causes aggression and people to vomit like crazy, Aricept is EXTREMELY well tolearted, so this stuff about Aricept and side effects is pure bs. Exelon is stronger though and is great if people can tolerate it.

Of the four types of dementia I know about, Alzheimer's, Vascular, Lewey body, and Pick's disease, Alzheimer's is the slowest and least worrisome. Pick's is obvious because those people don't talk, but Lewey Body and Vascular are very scary as the degree of dementia waxes and wanes. I thought and still think Hiliary had Lewey body dementia, and I would be surprised if she weren't on dementia medication. 

Big Creek Rising's picture

Whats so funny? Wouldn't you like to get a tiny percentage of the viagra concession?

Not that any of this explains McStains behavior over the past 20 years.

Praetorian Guard's picture

Blue pill and rubbers, morning after pills, or scripts being filled for others must be obscene...

Big Creek Rising's picture

Yes, but: 

If just one dose prevented Pelosi, Boxer, Collins, Feinstein, Hillary (maybe), Mikulsli or any of a host of other forgetable females was prevented from breeding then the tax money was well spent and the republic was saved. Those dried up fossils were fertile when they first got elected ya know.

lasvegaspersona's picture

Good gossip but a professional who can't keep a confidence is not much of a professional.

Sure we have lost much of our privacy and maybe Congress should be even more open with their medical issues but insinuation by a pharmacist is bad. I doubt he'll keep much business.

Buckaroo Banzai's picture

He's a government employee and is witness to members of Congress fraudulently misrepresentating themselves to their constituents. Let's give him a pass.

Blankone's picture

I thought he was a private business owner who did business with the congress by filling their prescriptions. And was basically their go to pharmacist.

The Greek horse's picture

LOOKS to me that the patience are running the mental ASYLUM ward 

Aleksi22's picture

Nancy Pelosi and Maxine Waters must be the biggest recipients.

Frito's picture

Imagine how much fun it would be to replace their prescriptions for a little while with Scopolamine or Psilocybin.

Vilfredo Pareto's picture

No doubt they are on cholinesterase inhibitors, souvenaid, and namenda lol.  They wouldn't have made it this far without it.  


I would add a B complex, ginseng, and almost homeopathic doses of adderall 2.5 mg twice a day.   

Buckaroo Banzai's picture

Maxine Waters has always been exactly what she is today. Alzheimers is no excuse.

the not so mighty maximiza's picture

Fuctards been there decades never wanting to let go of power.  Term limits needed