Interesting Fact: "Health Canada reports that from June 2016 to June 2017 — the first year in which medical assistance in dying (MAID) was legal in Canada — a total of 1,982 individuals received an assisted death. Of those, just five were self-administered deaths."
Apparently, it is also possible to self-administer a lethal drug for medically-assisted dying. Secobarbital has fast onset and short duration (reduces dying time).
The article also further goes into explaining that it might even be possible for patients to receive a prescription for this medication, fill it at a pharmacy, and consume it on their own schedule.
To read more: www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/newly-available-drug-could-boost-number-of-self-administered-assisted-deaths/article37014491/
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