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Thu Oct 12, 2017, 10:56 AM

An Old-school Pharmacy Hand-delivers Drugs To Congress, A Little-known Perk For The Powerful

By ERIN MERSHON @eemershon OCTOBER 11, 2017

WASHINGTON — If House Speaker Paul Ryan comes down with the flu this winter, he and his security detail won’t be screeching off toward the closest CVS for his Tamiflu.

Instead, he can just walk downstairs and pick up the pills, part of a little-known perk open to every member of Congress, from Ryan and Majority Leader Mitch McConnell down to the newest freshman Democrat.

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.

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https://www.statnews.com/2017/10/11/pharmacist-congress-drug-delivery/

Now that is a database (pharmacy) I would love to see hacked and disclosed by Wikileaks...

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Thu Oct 12, 2017, 11:05 AM

1. " Carloads of drugs...er, I mean medications ...have been brought to the Capital "

No wonder DC is so messed up.

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Thu Oct 12, 2017, 11:05 AM

2. He delivers a lot of drugs for the treatment of Alzheimer's, I guess.

I'll bet his biggest customers are Bela Pelosi and the hoary old white-haired sourassed sourpuss crank from Vermont.

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