Patients Seeking “Death with Dignity” Face Drug Price-Gouging

January 29, 2018

(CBS News) – Since the law was implemented a year ago, doctors estimate they’ve written more than 500 lethal prescriptions. But they say many patients can’t pay for the medicine, due to price-gouging. “It’s available, but it’s now extremely costly. It can cost a person $3,000 to 4,000 for a prescription, for the 100 capsules,” said UC San Diego Dr. Lynette Cederquist.

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