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Fears Of Addiction Keep Cancer Patients From Getting Pain Relief

This piece was first published in Reuters Health. President Randi Belisomo is a contributor. Fears of opioid abuse and addiction might be keeping patients with advanced cancer from getting enough pain medicine, researchers say. “At the end of life, we should feel comfortable providing whatever necessary to control pain,” said Joel Hyatt, assistant regional director […]

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A Doctor’s View Of Death With Dignity

Hundreds of concerned citizens and patient advocates gathered at Temple Sholom in Chicago to learn about “Death with Dignity,” legislation that could allow physicians in Illinois the ability to prescribe life-ending medications to some terminally ill patients. Currently, only three states have “Death with Dignity” legislation– Oregon, Washington and Vermont; physicians in Montana may raise a defense of consent if charged […]

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