21 Jun 2018

UK Painkiller deaths

From The Panel, 4:57 pm on 21 June 2018

More than 450 patients at a UK hospital died after being powerful painkillers inappropriately. A new report has found Gosport War Memorial Hospital had an institutionalised practice of shortening lives.

Up to 200 more patients might have died as a result of medical staff the independent panel said. Police have been asked to reinvestigate.

The panelists discuss whether stories like this make them reconsider the idea of medically-assisted suicide.

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