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Anniversary in Vermont

According to a report (Kyle Midura) 1 year aftyer the Vermont Governor signed a measure allowing terminally ill Vermonters to take a fatal prescription, so far only two have filled prescriptions for medication to end their lifes. Both died ultimately of natural causes.
Vermont’s largest hospital, Fletcher Allen Health Care, still does not allow doctors to prescribe deadly doses for hospitalized patients. “At this point it’s hard to tell how the law’s being implemented because we frankly have so little experience with it,” said Robert Harrington, the executive director of the Vermont Medical Society.