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  • Mullin Bill Reauthorizing Animal Drug User Fee Agreements Passes House
    Posted in Press Releases on July 16, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Issues

    The U.S. House of Representatives today passed H.R. 5554, Animal Drug and Animal Generic Drug User Fee Amendments of 2018, sponsored by Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-2). H.R. 5554 was passed by voice vote. First authorized in 2004, Animal Drug User Fee Agreements (ADUFA) and Animal Generic Drug User Fee Agreements (AGDUFA) give the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authority to collect user fees from sponsors to help speed the approval process for new drugs for pets and animals. “America’s f... Read more

  • Mullin Votes to Combat the Opioid Crisis
    Posted in Press Releases on June 22, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Issues

    Today, Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-2) voted to combat the opioid crisis by supporting H.R. 6, the Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment (SUPPORT) for Patients and Communities Act, on the House floor. As a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and member of the Health Subcommittee, Mullin has played an active role in passing legislation to turn the tide of the opioid crisis. Another one of Mullin's bills, the Overdose Prevention and Patient... Read more

  • House Passes Mullin Bill to Prevent Opioid Overdoses
    Posted in Press Releases on June 20, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Issues

    The opioid crisis takes the lives of 115 Americans each day. Today, the House acted to reduce the tragic amount of overdose deaths by passing H.R. 6082, the Overdose Prevention and Patient Safety Act, sponsored by Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-2). “Doctors must have the whole picture on a patient’s medical history in order to safely and effectively treat that patient,” said Mullin. “This includes any history of substance use disorder. The Overdose Prevention and Patient Safety Act will update... Read more

  • Mullin Celebrates National Men’s Health Week
    Posted in Press Releases on June 12, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Issues

    During National Men’s Health Week, Congressman Markwayne Mullin encourages men to lead healthy lifestyles by exercising regularly and getting regular health screenings, which ultimately lowers their risk of chronic disease. “Leading a healthy lifestyle should be a top priority for all Americans,” said Mullin, co-chair of the Congressional Men’s Health Caucus, “but too often, we overlook our health in the midst of a busy day. National Men’s Health Week was created by Congress in 1994 to convey th... Read more

  • USA TODAY: Thank Republicans for leading the charge against the opioid crisis: Kevin McCarthy
    Posted in In the News on May 23, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Issues

    USA TODAY Our nation is in the midst of the deadliest drug crisis in history — a crisis fueled by opioids. More than 630,000 Americans have died from drug overdoses since the turn of the century. That means almost as many people have died from drugs in less than two decades as those who died in the Civil War. More than half of the deaths in 2016 involved opioids. This death toll is staggering, but the consequences of drugs are not limited just to the more than two million Americans who are addic... Read more

  • THE HILL: Doctors need the whole picture on opioid addiction
    Posted in In the News on May 17, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Issues

    https://bit.ly/2IqmkOs Doctors can’t fully treat a patient with only half of a medical record. Without access to crucial information in a patient’s medical record, such as a history of drug and alcohol misuse, doctors face difficulties safely treating their patients. My legislation, H.R. 3545, the Overdose Prevention and Patient Safety Act updates an outdated law to give doctors the whole story on their patient’s medical history. H.R. 3545 ensures that patients struggling with substance use diso... Read more

  • Mullin Statement on Passage of Overdose Prevention and Patient Safety Act
    Posted in Press Releases on May 17, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Issues

    Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-2) released the following statement after H.R. 5795, the Overdose Prevention and Patient Safety Act, passed out of the Energy and Commerce Committee by a vote of 35 to 17, with 7 Democrats voting in favor of the bill. “The Overdose Prevention and Patient Safety Act is and always will be about putting the patient’s well-being first,” said Mullin. “By aligning 42 CFR Part 2 with HIPAA, H.R. 5795 provides clarity to doctors treating patients with a substance use dis... Read more

  • Mullin Statement on Opening of U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem
    Posted in Press Releases on May 14, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs, Health Issues

    Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-2) released the following statement upon the dedication of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem today: “The opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem delivers on a longstanding promise of past presidents to relocate the American embassy in Israel,” said Mullin. “I applaud President Trump’s bold action to do what several of his predecessors failed to do: stand with our greatest ally, Israel. Today marks a new chapter for Israeli-Palestinian relations and the continued eff... Read more

  • Mullin, Schrader Introduce Bill to Reauthorize State Offices of Rural Health
    Posted in Press Releases on May 1, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Issues

    Congressman Markwayne Mullin (R-OK) and Congressman Kurt Schrader (D-OR) introduced H.R. 5641, the State Offices of Rural Health Reauthorization Act of 2018. The bill reauthorizes the State Offices of Rural Health grant program through 2022 and helps provide rural communities with vital resources to improve rural health care and increase access to quality, affordable care to individuals in rural communities. “Rural America faces unique obstacles when it comes to accessing quality health care as ... Read more

  • Reps. Mullin, Schrader Introduce Reauthorization of Animal Drug User Fee Act
    Posted in Press Releases on April 19, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Issues

    Congressman Markwayne Mullin (R-OK-2) and Congressman Kurt Schrader (D-OR-5) introduced H.R. 5554 to reauthorize the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Animal Drug User Fee Act (ADUFA) and Animal Generic Drug User Fee Act (AGDUFA). ADUFA/AGDUFA would continue agreements between the FDA and the animal drug industry to pay user fees that help speed the approval of new drugs for farmers, ranchers, families, and veterinarians so they can keep their animals and pets safe and healthy. “After the las... Read more

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