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10 patients got life-ending drugs in Colorado under new law


DENVER (AP) — Colorado's law allowing terminally ill patients to seek life-ending drugs is quietly underway, with an estimated 10 prescriptions filled since voters approved the practice last year, advocates say.

Compassion & Choices, the national organization that pushed the ballot initiative in November, provided the tally, but it's impossible to know how many people took the drugs, Colorado Politics report ed Tuesday.

State health authorities won't release figures on prescriptions until the end of the year.

Colorado has joined Oregon, California, Montana, Vermont, Washington state and W...

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