A federal judge dismissed a case brought in July challenging the constitutionality of Vermont’s physician-assisted suicide law.
Medical aid in dying put my father in charge when there were decisions to be made about various procedures and treatments specifically because he had an alternative other than debilitating suffering.
As a palliative care physician what I want most for my patients is to have access to the best possible medical care that honors individual patient experience; an approach that maximizes quality of life, fully addresses suffering, and hence decreases the need for Act 39.
After all of the required preparation, you finally have the prescription in hand and your spouse takes it to a pharmacy and the pharmacist tells her that your insurance doesn’t cover the drug. It costs $3,000.
Protections included in Vermont’s physician-assisted suicide law will sunset in 2016 without legislative action. The Senate Health and Welfare Committee took testimony Thursday to assess how the law is working, and whether the safeguards should be continued. Harry Chen, commissioner of Department of Health, said Vermont doctors have written six prescriptions for life-ending medication since […]
Maggie Lake’s last exhibit of botanical art in last stages of decay reflects her struggle with terminal cancer.
Opponents of Vermont’s physician-assisted suicide law are calling on legislators and the governor to place a moratorium on the prescription of life-ending drugs. Edward Mahoney, president of the Vermont Alliance for Ethical Health Care, said at a news conference Thursday that the law is poorly crafted and its supporters have not fully considered the ramifications […]
Opponents of the law are running ads on television and radio highlighting what they consider the be the law’s main flaws, said Edward Mahoney, president of the Vermont Alliance for Ethical Health Care.
Assisted suicide, marijuana decriminalization key earners for Vermont’s professional persuaders, disclosure forms show.
Eradicated by the Senate were fully 29 separate protective provisions that the House had required in its Oregon version, some of them small, some of them huge.
The question that we should be asking is how can we improve life and death for all.
Supporters pack the room at the end of divisive battle over physician-assisted death. Opponents to refocus their efforts.
Opponents made one last stand Monday evening against S.77.
The kerfuffle over one word is an indication of how difficult this legislation has been for lawmakers.