Investigate Assisted Suicide Lethal Drug Experiments
For the past several years, a group of assisted suicide activist doctors have been involved with lethal drug cocktail experiments. An article by Lisa Krieger published by Medical Xpress (Sept 8, 2020) stated:
When Californians passed the medical aid-in-dying law—inspired by Oakland's Brittany Maynard, San Mateo's Jennifer Glass and others who sought to end their suffering from cancer—voters assumed it promised them a neat Shakespearean-styled ending, like Romeo's quick poisoning in Verona. That was the goal, but it didn't always happen.
A little-known secret, not publicized by advocates of aid-in-dying, was that while most deaths were speedy, others were very slow. Some patients lingered for six or nine hours; a few, more than three days. No one knew why, or what needed to change.
The article does not say that assisted suicide activists have been doing lethal drug experiments on human beings. These experiments are unethical. The doctors may have consent to assist a person's death but have they obtained consent to use experimental drug cocktails in the process?
The lethal drug experiments on humans are not new. An article by JoNel Aleccia published by Kaiser Health News on March 5, 2017 examined the experiments by assisted suicide activists to find a cheaper lethal drug cocktail for assisted suicide. Research into drug cocktails began after Seconal became too expensive and Pentobarbital became unavailable in the US. The Kaiser Health article stated:
The first Seconal alternative turned out to be too harsh, burning patients’ mouths and throats, causing some to scream in pain. The second drug mix, used 67 times, has led to deaths that stretched out hours in some patients—and up to 31 hours in one case.
The lethal drug cocktail experiments were done with human experiments. Even though people suffered greatly from the lethal cocktail, the drug experiment was done on 67 people.
More articles have been published on these human experiments. The assisted suicide promoters and practitioners developed the lethal drug cocktail by doing human trials rather than animal trials first.
Clearly lethal drug experimentation on humans is ethically questionable and has caused significant pain and suffering for people while dying. We urge the United States Food and Drug Administration to investigate these lethal drug experiments.
Link to article: "Assisted suicide death may not be quick or peaceful."