Compassion & Choices is the nation’s oldest, largest and most active nonprofit working to improve care and expand options for the end of life.
This article originally appeared on August 17, 2017 for http://www.the-scientist.com/ In early 2015, the price of the insomnia drug Seconal doubled overnight to around $30 per 100 mg capsule. The drug’s active ingredient, a barbiturate called secobarbital, was widely prescribed in the mid-20th century as a sleeping pill, before falling out of favor due to […]Read More
In today’s unprecedentedly crowded news cycle, when breaking stories seem to arrive by the hour, medical aid in dying remains a hot topic newspapers want to cover. In the past few weeks since the House Appropriations Committee approved an amendment introduced by Congressman Andy Harris (R-MD) to repeal the District of Columbia’s medical aid-in-dying law, […]Read More
For nearly two years, the elected officials and residents of the District of Columbia debated the D.C. Death with Dignity Act as an option for terminally ill adults to peacefully end unbearable suffering at the end of life. They held or participated in hearings, rallies, protests and town halls, and wrote to their local papers […]Read More