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  • PSA: October 28th is Prescription Drug Take Back Day
    Posted in Mullin' It Over Column on October 19, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Issues

    The opioid crisis is widespread in Oklahoma. In order to reduce the number of overdose deaths in our state, we have to work together to turn the tide. As part of my ongoing effort to combat the opioid crisis in our community, I want to make you aware of one important opportunity where you can help. Saturday, October 28, 2017, is the Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. Prescription Drug Take Back Day is a safe, convenient, and responsible way to get rid of ... Read more

  • Mullin Applauds President Trump’s Actions on Health Care
    Posted in Press Releases on October 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Issues

    Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-2) released the following statement after President Trump’s recent actions on health care: “Our Constitution is clear about the powers of the Executive Branch: it is the job of the president to enforce the laws written by Congress,” said Mullin. “Unsurprisingly, President Obama chose to surpass his legal authority—and the laws written by Congress—by appropriating funds for cost-sharing programs for his namesake legislation, Obamacare. The Trump Administration rev... Read more

  • Rep. Mullin Testified before Energy & Commerce as Part of Bipartisan “Member Day” Examining the #OpioidCrisis
    Posted in Press Releases on October 12, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Issues

    Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-2) testified yesterday before the House Energy and Commerce Committee, as part of a bipartisan “Member Day” on the opioid crisis. The bipartisan Member Day allowed representatives both on and off the committee to testify about the opioid epidemic, share local and personal stories, and highlight potential legislative solutions. Watch Congressman Mullin’s remarks in full at this link. Excerpts On the over prescribing of opioids We’ve seen an epidemic spread from th... Read more

  • Protecting Life at Every Stage
    Posted in Mullin' It Over Column on October 5, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Issues

    Children are one of God’s greatest gifts. They are the future of our communities. The next generation will carry on our family farms, take over our small businesses, or take care of us when we get old. When it comes to protecting the lives of children, we have a moral obligation to protect those who cannot protect themselves. I will always believe that every life is sacred. No child should ever be aborted because that life is unique and created in the very Image of God. I am reminded of this eve... Read more

  • Reps. Mullin, Holding, Sánchez, Butterfield Introduce Legislation to Encourage Early Detection of Chronic Kidney Disease
    Posted in Press Releases on October 3, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Issues

    Last week, Congressman Markwayne Mullin (R-OK), Linda Sánchez (D-CA), George Holding (R-NC), and G.K. Butterfield (D-NC) introduced H.R. 3867. H.R. 3867 will establish a pilot program within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that encourages practitioners to identify early symptoms of chronic kidney disease (CKD), lowering overall health care costs and providing better treatment for patients with CKD. An estimated 30 million people—15% of our adult population—have chronic kidney d... Read more

  • Mullin, Ruiz Introduce Bill to Extend Funding for the Special Diabetes Program for Indians
    Posted in Press Releases on October 3, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Issues

    Today, Congressman Markwayne Mullin (R-OK) and Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D. (D-CA) introduced H.R. 3917 to extend funding for the Indian Health Service’s Special Diabetes Program for Indians (SDPI). The bill will fund the successful grant program at $150 million per year for two years. “Native Country as a whole is affected by a higher rate of diabetes than any other population,” said Congressman Mullin. “Over the years, SDPI has proven to be effective in curbing the rate of diabetes in our nativ... Read more

  • THE HILL: An Antidote for the Opioid Epidemic
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on September 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Issues

    http://bit.ly/2eUWSDm The opioid epidemic has countless names used to define it. You could call it a widespread pandemic, a national crisis, or rampant prescription drug abuse. Whatever you call it, the reality is that opioid addiction is tragically taking the lives of almost 100 Americans daily. The opioid epidemic is sweeping the nation and we cannot ignore it. It is a national problem. The question is, how do we remedy a problem that affects people of every race, age, income level and every g... Read more

  • Reining in the Opioid Epidemic
    Posted in Mullin' It Over Column on August 17, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Issues

    It’s no secret that the opioid epidemic is spreading at an alarming rate throughout Oklahoma. Our friends, our family members, and our neighbors – we all know someone affected by the opioid epidemic. Today, more than 2.4 million Americans struggle with addiction to opioids – a fifty percent increase over the last 10 years. With overdose as the leading cause of accidental deaths in our country, it is clear that something must be done to change the direction of this tragic epidemic. Last week, the... Read more

  • Reps. Mullin and Clark Introduce Legislation to Combat Opioid Abuse
    Posted in Press Releases on August 9, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Issues

    Congressman Markwayne Mullin (R-OK) and Congresswoman Katherine Clark (D-MA) introduced legislation to combat the ongoing opioid crisis across the country. H.R. 3528, the Every Prescription Conveyed Securely (EPCS) Act, requires e-prescriptions for controlled substances under Medicare. “Oklahoma is consistently ranked among the highest in the nation in overdose deaths from prescription painkillers. Despite federal and local efforts, we have seen the opioid epidemic creep into our communities at ... Read more

  • Mullin Statement on Passage of RACE for Children Act
    Posted in Press Releases on July 12, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Issues

    Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-2) released the following statement after the passage of the Research to Accelerate Cures and Equity (RACE) for Children Act. “The medical developments in adult cancer treatment drugs are years ahead of the developments for our smaller and more vulnerable pediatric patients,” Mullin said. “The RACE for Children Act aims to close that gap by requiring that regulation catch up with innovation.” “RACE requires that pharmaceutical companies study the effects of oncol... Read more

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