LATEST SENATOR BROWN
U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) spoke on the Senate floor this afternoon ahead of an expected vote on the nomination of Dr. Scott Gottlieb to head the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
“All across Ohio and across this country, people are dying because of the opioid epidemic – 91 Americans, including 12 Ohioans, will die from overdoses today, according to statistics,” said Brown. “We need all hands on deck to fight this crisis – including the FDA. But unfortunately Dr. Gottlieb’s record indicates that as commissioner, he would not take the epidemic and the FDA’s authority to rein in prescription painkillers and other drugs seriously, which is why I cannot support his nomination.”
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