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  • Our Work to End the Opioid Crisis Is Not Done
    Posted in Mullin' It Over Column on October 10, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Issues

    When any patient goes to the doctor, they can—and should—expect to receive the gold standard of treatment. However, one 40 year old law in desperate need of modernization is preventing doctors from providing the highest level of care to every patient that walks through their door. A bill I sponsored, H.R. 6082, the Overdose Prevention and Patient Safety Act, would ensure that doctors have access to all of a patient’s relevant medical information before treating them. Current law, often referred ... Read more

  • Historic Opioid Legislation Includes Mullin Priorities
    Posted in Press Releases on September 28, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Issues

    Today the House unanimously passed H.R. 6, the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act. H.R. 6 includes the Every Prescription Conveyed Securely (EPCS) Act and the Tribal Addiction and Recovery Act (TARA), both sponsored by Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-2). “Oklahoma ranks second in the nation for the rate of opioid prescriptions,” said Mullin. “With doctors writing 710 prescriptions for every 1,000 individuals insured in Oklahoma in 2017, it is clear we need to bring more accountability to ... Read more

  • HHS Awards $1 Billion in New Round of Opioid Grants
    Posted in Press Releases on September 20, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Issues, Native American Affairs

    The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced over $1 billion in funding for a new round of grants to combat the opioid crisis nationwide. Over $1.8 million was awarded to Native American tribes by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). This is in addition to the $50 million specifically allocated for tribes for their efforts to combat the opioid crisis. “Indian Country has been hit hard by the opioid crisis,” said Mullin. “American Indians and Alaska Natives have the highest opioi... Read more

  • 357 House Members, 111 Organizations and the Nation's Governors Support the Overdose Prevention and Patient Safety Act
    Posted in In the News on September 19, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Issues

    Premier, Inc. PERMALINK 357 Representatives, including Republican and Democratic Leaders and every physician member of the House, voted in June to ensure that patients who are suffering from substance use disorders receive the same high-quality, safe and coordinated care that patients with other conditions receive. The Overdose Prevention and Patient Safety Act (H.R. 6082) would help communities across the country address the opioid epidemic by modernizing a 40-year old law (42 CFR Part 2). That... Read more

  • Mullin Bill Signed into Law by President Trump
    Posted in Press Releases on August 14, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Issues

    President Trump signed H.R. 5554, Animal Drug and Animal Generic Drug User Fee Amendments of 2018, sponsored by Congressman Markwayne Mullin, into law today. 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. “The reauthorization of ADUFA and AGDUFA is crucial for farmers... Read more

  • 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

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