DOCTORS ARE QUIETLY ASSISTING IN SUICIDES

Your doctors may be assisting in more suicides than you realize, according to a study in last week's New England Journal of Medicine. A group led by clinical psychologist Lee Slome reports that in a survey of 118 San Francisco-area physicians working with AIDS patients, 53% indicated (via an anonymous, self-administered questionnaire) that they had knowingly prescribed a deadly dose of narcotics to patients who wanted to die.