Congress’ Personal Drug Provider

Oct 12, 2017

Grubb’s Pharmacy is Washington D.C’s oldest pharmacy. It’s roots go all the way back to 1867. For over a century it has supplied the drug needs of the ruling class on Capitol Hill. Mike Kim, the owner of the pharmacy, has gotten to know the most intimate details of members of Congress. “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. 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.’” At its busiest, the pharmacy may drop off as many as 100 prescriptions a day to members of Congress. According to Kim, members of Congress do not get any discounts, but they might get to jump to the head of the line. For the most part, members of Congress are just like any other customer In a follow up interview, Kim made it clear “patient privacy is a very serious matter that I am committed to upholding.” He did not identify any members of Congress, the prescriptions they are taking, or the medical conditions that any of them are facing.