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June 5, 2014 at 6:14 AM

More than 100 people used lethal prescriptions under state’s Death with Dignity law

OLYMPIA (AP) — More than 100 people died in Washington last year after requesting and taking a lethal prescription through Washington’s Death with Dignity law, the state’s Department of Health reported Wednesday. Officials said that 173 people requested and received lethal doses of medication in 2013, a 43 percent increase from the year before. Of those…

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