BMJ 1995; 311 doi: (Published 12 August 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:406

US euthanasia law overturned: A federal judge in Portland, Oregon, has ruled that the law allowing doctors to prescribe lethal doses for terminally ill patients is unconstitutional. The “Death with Dignity” law was approved in Oregon in 1994 and was the first assisted suicide law in the US.

British government proposes ban on temazepam: The British government has announced further consultation on a proposal to ban the prescribing of …

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