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Physician-assisted death (PAD) update

April 20, 2016

ACP has provided “Preliminary and Supplementary Guidance” to pharmacists and pharmacy technicians about physician-assisted death (PAD). Most recently, password protected protocols for PAD were posted on ACP’s website. Today, we have posted a password protected drug monograph and updated protocol. Important are instructions for compounding the oral formulation, which requires additional excipients in the formulation.

Pharmacists and pharmacy technicians who are able and willing to compound and dispense these protocols to a physician, having received the necessary authorization to prescribe for PAD, should review the monograph, the updated protocol and the guidance documents.