250 Belgian Pharmacies Offer Euthanasia Kits

BRUSSELS, April 28, 2005 ( – Two hundred and fifty Pharmacies across Belgium began offering euthanasia kits Friday. The kits, which cost 60 Euros ($77 US), are proposed as a means to make the jobs of doctors who commit euthanasia in homes easier. A report said 40% of euthanasia there occurs in the patient’s home.

Belgian health authorities report almost 700 euthanasia killings by physicians since its legalization in 2002.

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