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Tag: Death with Dignity


At least 83 take lethal dose of drugs in 2012 under “Death with Dignity”

An annual report on Washington’s so-called Death with Dignity law shows 121 terminally ill patients received medication that could be used to end their lives in 2012.

Continuing a slow but steady climb in participants, it’s more than the 103 people who were provided with the drugs in 2011, according to the report by the state Department of Health.

Not all of the people who receive the drugs use them.

At least 83 of last year’s patients took the lethal dose and died. Others died without taking the medication — for a total of 104

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