Oregon 2016 assisted suicide report. Under-reporting of assisted suicide deaths?
Alex SchadenbergExecutive Director – Euthanasia Prevention CoalitionThe 2016 Oregon annual assisted suicide report is similar to prior years. The report implies that the deaths were voluntary (self-administered), but the information in the report does not address that subject.According to the 2016 Oregon assisted suicide report.There were 133 reported assisted suicide deaths in 2016.There were 204 lethal prescriptions obtained in 2016.There were 8 deaths from “other illnesses” which included illnesses such as diabetes, hepatitis and alcoholic liver disease.Oregon’s assisted suicide law lacks effective oversight. The Oregon law enables two doctors to approve death by assisted suicide. There is no further oversight once