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Assisted Suicide

Canada’s new assisted suicide bill doesn’t allow visitors

TORONTO — Canada on Thursday introduced a new assisted suicide law that will apply only to citizens and residents, meaning Americans won’t be able to travel to Canada to die.

Date: 04/14/2016 | Nation & World

Right-to-die group comes up with new, cheaper medication

SEATTLE — Right-to-die advocates in Washington state have come up with a cheaper, alternative mixture of medication to help terminally ill patients legally end their lives after a drug company abruptly doubled the price of a commonly used drug.

Date: 04/03/2016 | Northwest

California right-to-die law to take effect June 9

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Terminally ill California residents will be able to legally end their lives with medication prescribed by a doctor starting this summer, ending months of uncertainty for dying patients hoping to turn to the practice.

Date: 03/10/2016 | Nation & World

Group issues guidelines for California’s assisted suicide law

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — With the state’s assisted death law taking effect in months, the California Medical Association on Tuesday issued guidelines to physicians prescribing lethal doses of drugs for terminally ill patients.

Date: 01/19/2016 | Nation & World

Roseburg sheriff says college gunman committed suicide

ROSEBURG, Ore. — Authorities say the gunman who killed nine people at an Oregon community college committed suicide as officers arrived.Sheriff John Hanlin made the disclosure Saturday at a news conference. He says the determination was made by the medical examiner’s office.

Date: 10/03/2015 | Northwest

Stephen Hawking says he’d consider assisted suicide

LONDON — Renowned physicist Stephen Hawking would consider assisted suicide if he felt he had become a burden to those around him or if he had nothing more to contribute to science, he said.

Date: 06/05/2015 | Nation & World

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