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What is the difference between assisted suicide and overdosing on medications?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger answered

Specializes in Ophthalmology

Assisted suicide uses a standardized dosage of medication to ease someone into death. Done properly there are extensive controls, examinations and doctor certifications needed to accomplish this. Overdosing is usually an accident and although harm may be done, the intent was accidental.

Answered Jun 26, 2015

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