A pharmacist in Washington D.C. said in a new interview he's filled prescriptions for members of Congress with “pretty serious health problems,” including medication for Alzheimer's disease.
"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,” Grubb’s Pharmacy owner Mike Kim told STAT news.
Kim's Pharmacy delivers drugs straight to the attending physician, allowing members of Congress to avoid trips to the store.
“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,” Kim added.
Congress is currently among the oldest in U.S. history, with 57 being the average age of a representative and 61 the average of a senator.
The revelation comes as Republicans privately appear to be moving on from repealing former President Barack Obama's Affordable Health Care Act, after multiple attempts to do so.