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Supreme Court rules against marijuana use for patients
Aug 20, 1970

The Supreme Court handed medical marijuana users a major defeat today, ruling that a federal law classifying the drug as illegal has no exception for ill patients.

Drawing the Euthanasia Movement Together
Aug 20, 1970

Book review by Malcolm Hurwitt
"The Good Euthanasia Guide 2004: Where, What, and Who in Choices in Dying", by Derek Humphry.

UN RIGHTS COMMISSION CONCERNED ABOUT DUTCH EUTHANASIA LAW
Aug 20, 1970

The UN Human Rights Committee expressed fears Friday that new Dutch legislation allowing euthanasia might lead to general insensitivity over so-called mercy killings.

British Medical Association -- Physician Assisted Suicide Conference Project
Aug 20, 1970

The web site of the BMA's Physician Assisted Suicide Conference Project was intended to help to set the agenda for a consensus conference. Among other materials, the siteincludes definitions of terminology, and text of some BMA publications and papers on these and other end of life issues.

The Joint Committee of Human Rights’ response to the Patient (Assisted Dying) Bill
Aug 20, 1970

The Joint Committee on Human Rights is appointed by the House of Lords and the House of Commons to consider matters relating to human rights in the United Kingdom. All of its members are former lawyers or academics.

Edito Sobel
Aug 20, 1970

In issue no. 24 of the Swiss doctors’ bulletin for the month of June, the Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences presented its first publication on the subject of "Treatment and care of the elderly and dependent" to be consulted by the medical profession. We found several of the points raised in this eleven page document particularly worthy of note.

Chapter 2, regarding the "decision-making process", acknowledges the initial directives and recommends appointing a trusted person as a therapeutic representative.

Australia: Rights of the Terminally Ill Act and associated materials from the Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory
Aug 20, 1970
Christine Malèvre appeals her sentence
Aug 20, 1970

On 2nd October, Christine Malèvre began her controversial appeal against her sentence for the murder of six terminally ill cancer patients.

The 21st International Conference on Death and Bereavement
Aug 20, 1970

First announcement of the 21st International Conference on Death and Bereavement, to be held March 23-25, 2004 in Eilat, Israel.

Doctor Convicted in Drug Deaths
Aug 20, 1970

A psychiatrist accused of killing five elderly patients by prescribing fatal doses of morphine was convicted Monday of manslaughter and negligent homicide.

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