WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following release of the White House budget, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) applauded the inclusion of $6,623,000 to replace the Kittyhawk satellite pharmacy on the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. In April 2014, Wright-Patterson reported that a robotic prescription filling equipment error caused Tylenol to be found in Robaxin prescriptions, a muscle relaxant. In addition to updating the robotics equipment to reduce the potential for such errors, the new modern facility would include enough room to facilitate patient counseling. The new pharmacy should be completed in 2017.
“This funding will ensure that Ohio Airmen continue to receive the high quality healthcare they deserve,” Brown said. “I will continue to work so that the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base is fully utilized and the men and women working at the base have the resources they have earned.”
Brown has worked to guarantee that Wright-Patterson receives funding and resources necessary to preserve jobs in the Miami Valley. In June 2014, Brown announced $29.5 million in new federal funding to expand and strengthen operations at the National Air and Space Intelligence Center (NASIC) headquartered at Wright-Patterson. Brown has fought to expand NASIC’s mission in Ohio.