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A Big Win in New York

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We got a big win this month following a much awaited decision from the New York Court of Appeals. The State’s highest court voted unanimously to reject a lawsuit that claimed terminally ill patients have the right to access lethal drugs. The opinion by the judge stressed one of the major points Maryland Against Physician...

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Johns Hopkins findings serve as a warning: Physician-Assisted Suicide will only worsen Maryland’s prescription drug abuse epidemic

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A recent review conducted by the Johns Hopkins University and published last week in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that a majority of Schedule II drugs (opioids) go unused, are unsafely stored, are not disposed of legally, and pose a “high risk” of being abused. The study looked at opioids in particular,...

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Coalition Voices: There is No Care or Dignity in Physician-Assisted Suicide

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Our new blog forum, Coalition Voices, features thoughts and personal stories from members of the Maryland Against Physician Assisted Suicide Coalition. In this week’s installment, Christine Sybert, PharmD, Clinical Pharmacist at St. Agnes Hospital in Baltimore, shares just how dangerous physician-assisted suicide drugs are and how terminally-ill patients can be better helped mentally and physically....

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The Fight Next Door: Delaware’s Dangerous PAS Bill

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Recent news about physician-assisted suicide laws and proposed legislation around the country shows just how important the fight is here in Maryland. In New York, the fight against PAS is being taken to the state’s highest court. And in Colorado, a legislator argued taxpayers shouldn’t be asked to support the practice, after money was set...

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Coalition Voices – When Talking About PAS, Words Matter

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Our new blog forum, Coalition Voices, will feature thoughts and personal stories from members of the Maryland Against Physician Assisted Suicide Coalition. In the first installment Dr. Joseph Marine, Associate Professor of Medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, expresses his grave concerns about how physician-assisted suicide drugs are presented to the public. Please...

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Supporting Military Veterans and their Families

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On Memorial Day we remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country and we honor the men and women who have died protecting us at home and abroad. But we must also honor and remember the men and women who have returned from the battlefield, with scars seen and unseen,...

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Two More States Debate Whether PAS is Right for Patients

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Recent news on the continued battle against physician-assisted suicide across the country highlights two states where current legislation is being hotly debated. Bills filed in Delaware and New York raise the same concerns and flawed logic seen in legislation considered in Maryland and countless other states. Proponents of PAS have returned to file these bills...

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New Report from Oregon Shows Dangers of PAS

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A report in the Journal of the American Medical Association included some disturbing findings on the realities of physician-assisted suicide (PAS), or physician-aided dying (PAD) as it’s referred to in the report, in the state over the past 18 years since it was legalized. The study reviewed publicly available data from Oregon Health Authority reports...

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The Fight Against PAS Around the Country

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The fight against physician-assisted suicide is heating up around the country. Most recently we have seen the debate on PAS in Nevada and Maine surrounding proposed legislation. Not surprisingly, the legislation filed in these states is very similar to the dangerous language that we have seen in Maryland and many other states.  Last week in...

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Why We Won in Maryland

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The coalition was excited to announce this month that because of our combined efforts in opposition to physician-assisted suicide (PAS) legislation in Maryland, this dangerous legislation had failed. After a strong group of our coalition members testified at the House hearing, it was apparent that neither the House nor the Senate had the votes in...

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  • Coalition Voices: There is No Care or Dignity in Physician-Assisted Suicide-Christine Sybert, PharmD https://t.co/Y8wyFG2kF9

  • Latest Coalition Voices piece by Christine Sybert, PharmD delves into effects of PAS drugs on the terminally ill https://t.co/gHjs2xx0D9

  • The fight against PAS had a big win when New York's highest court voted to reject a pro-PAS lawsuit. https://t.co/s9Xy6W9Vqu

  • The NY Court of Appeals got it right when it unanimously rejected a lawsuit supporting PAS https://t.co/slSbqKnggN

  • Our panel at last week’s Senior Box Office made strong arguments about the dangers of PAS https://t.co/WiYZGcRNoU