The constant discussion about having top government officials drug tested was exposed earlier. Lately, it was revealed that several Congress members were on a reiteration of mind-altering medication. A pharmacist to D.C’s. lawmakers revealed something stunning. He said he has been feeling guilty for giving a concerning amount of medicines to authorities for months now. The pharmacist informed how those heavy medicines have some serious side effects which may have an impact on the decisions the Congress members taking them tend to make.
A lot of lower-level government employees are compelled to undergo random drug tests. The reason behind such a decision is totally legit, as they have access to really sensible data. Now, if these people who deal with paperwork need to have a clear mind, shouldn’t the same thing apply for those who craft our lives with their decisions?
Mike Kim is the pharmacist who owns the pharmacy used by a lot of Washington’s most influential federal employees. He talked to Erin Mershon from STAT News about a strange disturbing pattern he’s recognized lately.
Via STAT News:
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.’”
Kim’s tiny pharmacy — which, at its busiest, sends as many as 100 prescriptions to members in a day — is nestled among Capitol Hill’s stateliest row houses, less than four blocks from the Capitol building itself. Founded in 1867 and named for a previous owner, the pharmacy predates penicillin, the American health insurance system, and even the Lincoln Memorial.
We do not want to, by any chance, judge people who take medications. It is normal for someone to recognize a specific condition and treat it. But, sometimes the side effects of the treatment prevent us from doing some complex tasks.
When we decide who we want to lead us and represent our needs, we consider those people to be both physically and mentally ready for the burden.
A lot of people in Senate and Congress are in office for over 30 years, and many are in their 70’s and 80’s, using some of the medicines mentioned above. Senator John McCain is such an example. As of late, many people cast doubt on his rationality, as he made some strange decisions, mainly regarding Obamacare repeal, after he experienced surgery and post-operative treatment for brain cancer.
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