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  • August 20, 2020

    — by Brittany Schock
    MANSFIELD — "When someone comes up with a medication that cures racism, I'll admit it's a health crisis." That comment was left on the Richland Source Facebook page, under a report stating Mansfield City Council had just voted 5-4 against declaring racism a public health crisis."If you're racist, you don't need a pill."In some ways, this statement... Read More
  • August 10, 2020

    — by Corey Vallas
    Senator Sherrod Brown along with 25 other Senate Democrats sent a letter to President Trump calling for him to reopen the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) marketplace.The Senators say reopening the marketplace will allow more people to enroll in health insurance and access federal subsidies, and ensure that seniors can enroll in Medicare coverage as... Read More
  • October 30, 2019

    — by Sabrina Eaton
    WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown on Wednesday renewed his longtime effort to raise the cap on assets that people who get Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits can have by introducing legislation that would let them accumulate $10,000 for individuals and $20,000 for couples. Currently, the federal financial assistance... Read More
  • August 30, 2016

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) is demanding answers from the CEO of Mylan, the maker of the EpiPen Auto-Injector, following a massive price hike. As of May 2016, Mylan had increased the price of this life-saving device by over 480 percent - from $103.50 for a set of two in 2009 to $608.61 today - while Mylan's own CEO's... Read More
  • August 24, 2016

    Paramedics don't have adequate resources to help heroin overdose victims. That from Ohio Senator, Sherrod Brown, joined by Dr. Teresa Long, Columbus Health Commissioner, and other Columbus city leaders, at a press conference Tuesday. "It shouldn't be easier for Ohioans to get opioids than it is for first responders to get these life-saving drugs,"... Read More
  • July 20, 2016

    — by Nadine Grimley
    WARREN, Ohio (WKBN) – Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown was in Warren Wednesday morning to visit one of the city’s nearly 20 summer food service program sites. Brown checked out the Laird Community Garden, where anywhere from 45 to 70 children receive nutritious meals each day over the summer. “We know the need... Read More
  • June 20, 2016

    — by Dominic Holden
    Two-dozen U.S. senators on Monday will urge the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to scrap a policy that bans blood donations from many gay men, saying that the mass shooting at an LGBT nightclub in Orlando last week underscored how the policy discriminates on the basis of sexual orientation. “The atrocities in Orlando are now understood to... Read More
  • June 17, 2016

    — by Katharine Hibbard
    LOGAN — U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown has revealed a new proposal designed to help reduce the cost of health care and give Ohio residents a wider range of choices when choosing quality affordable health insurance plans. On Wednesday, he discussed at length a report that was released by Families USA that outlined how a standardized health plan... Read More
  • May 02, 2016

    — by Jessica Wehrman
    High levels of lead in water fountains in the Granville Exempted Village Schools as well as in a water system in northeast Ohio should be a wake-up call to both the state and the federal government to pay attention to aging infrastructure, said Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio. Brown, who will appear on Tuesday at the Franklin County Health Department,... Read More
  • March 21, 2016

    — by Amanda Smith
    SEBRING, Ohio (WKBN) – Senator Sherrod Brown announced a $400,000 grant Monday to help the village of Sebring cover the cost of its lead crisis earlier this year. The money will help the village cover the $70,000 spent on testing and bottled water for village homes after dangerously high lead levels were found in several homes. Although those... Read More
  • March 12, 2016

    U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced $325,000 for Hopewell Health Centers in Chillicothe to expand substance abuse services.  The funding was awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) through the Health Center Program funds made possible by the Affordable Care Act.  To read the full article, click the link... Read More
  • February 22, 2016

    WARREN, Ohio -Senator Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, discussed new legislation at Compass Family and Community Services in Warren on Monday morning. The proposed legislation will help combat opioid abuse, according to Brown. The Ohio Department of Health reports that 2,482 Ohio residents died from drug overdoses in 2014, the most recent numbers that are... Read More
  • February 05, 2016

    — by Rachel Dissell
    CLEVELAND, Ohio – Federal and state officials need to do more to help cities like Cleveland tackle lead poisoning, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown said Friday after a private meeting with city and county health officials. Brown introduced a bill Thursday that would require state environmental officials – within 15 days -- of elevated lead... Read More
  • February 04, 2016

    — by Tim Miller
    (WTOL) - To make sure the Flint water tragedy doesn't happen here, or anywhere else in the country, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown ofOhio introduced a bill in Congress on Thursday. It includes a number of steps that must be taken to protect our drinking water from lead. Senator Brown said he can't believe that government leaders in Michigan knew... Read More
  • January 22, 2016

    — by Nick Glunt
    A spike in the number of deaths due to heroin overdoses brought almost 20 Summit County addiction experts together in Akron on Friday for a roundtable discussion organized by U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown. Brown called for the discussion after the Beacon Journal reported on the local heroin epidemic. In Summit County last year, as many as 162 people from... Read More
  • May 07, 2015

    — by Frank Lewis
    Sometimes living in a rural part of Appalachia can leave you at a disadvantage, so on Thursday, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown, along with U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), and Tom Cotton (R-AR), introduced bipartisan legislation that would expand prescription drug access for seniors living in medically underserved... Read More
  • December 09, 2014

    — by Senator Sherrod Brown
    Everyone knows that Ohio is home to the "Three Cs," representing our largest cities. In them, and across Ohio, we have world-class health facilities, top educational and cultural institutions, and innovative businesses. That's why another "C" is particularly alarming. That's the grade the March of Dimes gave to Ohio last... Read More
  • December 09, 2014

    — by Jennifer Jordan
    WASHINGTON, DC- The parents of a LaGrange teen who died of a caffeine overdose are putting pressure on the FDA to ban the sale of powdered caffeine. Logan Stiner, a Keystone High School senior, died on May 27, just three days before graduation. The medical examiner said the 18-year-old had a toxic level of caffeine in his blood, causing cardiac... Read More
  • December 09, 2014

    — by Stephen Koff
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Sen. Sherrod Brown will meet today with families of two young men who died after overdosing on powdered caffeine, then will present a petition from the families and others to the federal government asking for the bulk powdered stimulant to be banned for retail sale. The family of Logan Stiner, an 18-year-old from LaGrange,... Read More
  • December 08, 2014

    — by Anne Saker
    Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center got a federal grant last week of $1.39 million through the Children's Hospitals Graduate Medical Education Payment Program – the legislative baby of Sen. Sherrod Brown. The Ohio Democrat announced the grant last week: "This is excellent news for Cincinnati families and their children.... Read More