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WASHINGTON — The pharmacist who prepares prescription drugs for Congress would like you to know that he does not know of any members with Alzheimer’s. And if he did, he wouldn’t tell you.

“I am not aware of any member that actually has Alzheimer’s and would certainly not disclose any such information if I did know,” Mike Kim said, adding that “patient privacy is a very serious matter that I am committed to upholding.”


Kim was featured in a story, published by STAT on Wednesday morning, about his pharmacy’s relationship with Congress. In interviews, the 47-year-old owner of Grubb’s Pharmacy, located just a few blocks from the Capitol, spoke candidly and on the record.

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  • Funny really. Most comments are concerned about the close to HIPPA violation, which is in reality highly unethical; however, these are the leaders of the free world, the leaders of a nation, and a nation with more destructive power than any other in history. Makes one wonder what Ronald Reagan was on – and he was the president – for 8 years. There are some things that are not inviolate when it comes to leadership, especially accountable political leadership. This stuff is actually really very important.

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