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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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Doctors in Canada are Backing Away from PAS

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In a widespread reversal of opinion, doctors in Canada are backing away from supporting and implementing physician-assisted suicide. According to the National Post, in Ontario, one of the few provinces to track this type of information, 54 doctors have asked to be either permanently removed or put on temporary hold on a voluntary list of...

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New Death with Dignity Drugs: Zero Dignity; No Safeguards

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Over the last few years, the price of the most commonly prescribed “death with dignity” drug, Seconal, rose significantly and currently costs approximately $3,000 per prescription. Doctors who support physician-assisted suicide argued this was too expensive for most patients. A group of those doctors came together informally to create a new lethal drug cocktail designed...

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  • Coalition Voices blog: PAS shouldn’t be a treatment option when there are already good options available to patients https://t.co/Gjq0VlPAL2

  • Spread the word: A new coalition for healthcare professionals against PAS is forming in Maryland https://t.co/V14VmyXSnE

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  • Read our Coalition Voices blog on why PAS shouldn’t be an option. We already have good options available to patients https://t.co/bVTYhpBIcj

  • Coalition Voices: There is No Care or Dignity in Physician-Assisted Suicide by-Christine Sybert, PharmD https://t.co/elg0mwLv9j