Year: 1999 Source: New England Journal of Medicine, v.341, no.25, (December 16 1999), p.1923-1925 SIEC No: 20020804

Discusses the Pain Relief Act of 1999, arguing that the passing of the bill would have pernicious consequences, not just for terminally ill patients in Oregon who would like the option of physician-assisted suicide, but also for dying patients throughout the country who merely want their last days to be comfortable. (14 refs)