Writing in the BJGP Life, Dr Claud Regnard, Honorary Consultant in Palliative Care Medicine at St Oswold’s Hospice in Newcastle, and colleagues discuss the safety and efficacy of the drugs used for assisted suicide.

It is not clear which drug or drug combination is most effective for bringing about a quick and peaceful assisted death, and the use of untested drug mixtures in Oregon and Canada should act as a warning to jurisdictions and clinicians considering the legalisation of assisted dying.

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