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/ August 21, 2017

The Scientist: Accessing Drugs for Medical Aid-in-Dying

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 […]

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/ August 15, 2017

Newspapers Across the Country Recognize the Importance of Protecting D.C.’s Death With Dignity Act From Federal Interference

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, […]

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