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Senate Proceeding on May 12th, 2011 :: 2:55:35 to 2:58:00
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Sherrod Brown

2:55:19 to 2:55:40( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: quorum call: the presiding officer: the senator from ohio. mr. brown: i ask unanimous consent to dispense with the quorum call. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. brown: thank you, madam pres i just met in a room right near the senate floor with doctors and others from three of america's great children's hospitals, the reason i bow children ins cleveland,

Sherrod Brown

2:55:35 to 2:58:00( Edit History Discussion )
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Sherrod Brown

2:55:41 to 2:56:02( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: nationwide children's in columbus and cincinnati children's, and these -- these -- ohio i think leads the nation in the number of children's hospitals and i think frankly the quality of children's hospitals and there are so many things we need to do. i know the presiding officer from north carolina sits on the health and human services

Sherrod Brown

2:56:03 to 2:56:23( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: pefntion committee, has had an interest in this. where we don't focus quite enough on children's health. when we do research in this country, we used to -- we're only beginning to change this -- we used to think about children as just small adults, and if you need "x" milligram of prescription for a 150-pound adult, for a 30-pound child, you

Sherrod Brown

2:56:24 to 2:56:44( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: just give them one-fifth as much. and we realize that's not the way that we should do research or practice medicine. so we've seen a lost progress, and much of that comes from the activism, if you will, of doctors and tbhurses and administrators -- and nurses and administrators at columbus nationwide children's and

Sherrod Brown

2:56:45 to 2:57:05( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: rainbow children's in cleveland. but we've been able to, through a long time program with children's graduate medical education in training pedia trigs. we've also seen is it in making pharmaceuticals, something 340-b, getting pharmaceuticals

Sherrod Brown

2:57:06 to 2:57:27( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: available for orphan drugs a understand rare diseases to children's hospitals, helping many, many small children in country. and we're also working on legislation that kit bond, the republican from missouri who retired in january, gave -- legislation he and i have worked on to really focus on pediatric research and designate a

Sherrod Brown

2:57:28 to 2:57:49( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: handful, maybe 15, maybe 20 hospitals, children's hospitals, around the country, some of the best research hospitals, to get them more focused on children's research because even though we have done better, we're not doing well enough. i just want to share on the floor with colleagues the importance of this legislation, the importance of that focus on children's hospitals, the importance of training

Sherrod Brown

2:57:50 to 2:58:11( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: pediatricians and the importance of children's hospitals overall in our nation's health, especially the future of our nation, our children.

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