Russia has strict rules on dispensing painkillers. Family members say some cancer patients killed themselves because they could not obtain the medicine and the pain was too great

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“Death is nothing at all,” the English theologian Henry Scott Holland wrote a century ago in a reflection that is often quoted at funerals. Death is but life extended, Holland said: “I have only slipped away to the next room. Nothing has happened. Everything remains exactly as it was.”

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The DEA restrictions, adopted to curb opioid abuse, mean many vets have to make more appointments with an already overburdened VA

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So has dying in America gotten any less painful? Despite efforts to build hospice and palliative care programs across the country, the answer seems to be a resounding no

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Comfort care found to add precious months at the end of life. An interview with palliative care expert Cynda Hylton Rushton

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The Bioethics Bulletin discusses palliative care with Cynda Hylton Rushton, Ph.D., R.N.

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