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US News and World Report: Assisted Suicide Deaths Use Execution Drug, Are Not Always Peaceful

True Dignity Vermont has posted four times about the risk that patients taking assisted suicide drugs may not experience the peaceful death sold to them by Compassion and Choices.  In the article linked below, US News and World Report makes the same point, including the fact that the drug that is often used, Pentobarbitol, is […]

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Pharmacist Wants Brittany Maynard to Know What Happens When Suicide Drugs Don’t Work as Intended

The  letter below was written by a pharmacist in the hope that Brittany Maynard will see it.  It is heartfelt, and also full of facts that she should know. Dear Brittany Maynard: I am publishing this in the hope that it will be seen by you since I do not know how to send you […]

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Assisted Suicide Cannot Promise Brittany Maynard a Good Death

Did you know that many assisted suicides experience complications? Assisted suicide is wrongly marketed to the public as a flawless, peaceful escape from suffering. It can be a painful and scary death. It can include gasping, muscle spasms, nausea, vomiting, panic, confusion, failure to produce unconsciousness, waking from unconsciousness and a failure to cause death. […]

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Again today, my Facebook feed is filled with statements of mourning about yet another reported suicide of a well known person. People who knew Robin Williams only by his public persona are grieved by his untimely death, allegedly at his own hands. We can only imagine the heartbreak being experienced by his friends and family. […]

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Pharmacist Bob Orleck: “Neither physicians nor pharmacists know how to deal with the lethal prescriptions and with what to do when things go wrong.”

Robert L. Orleck Pharmacist P.O. Box 174 Randolph, VT 05060 802-728-9806 bob@ussorleck.com   Re: Physician Assisted Suicide S77 (as originally proposed) Medical realities and facts need to be seriously considered.   What should be most compelling is that there are medical realities and facts that cry out to be heard over the moving and sincere […]

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