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California physicians end opposition to aid-in-dying bill
Los Angeles Times

The California Medical Assn. on Wednesday withdrew its opposition to a bill that would allow physicians to prescribe lethal doses of drugs for terminally ill patients who want to hasten their deaths.

The group said it was the first state medical association in the nation to be neutral on an aid-in-dying bill. Some physician groups remain opposed to assisted death. But the CMA opposition had been seen as a major obstacle to approval of the measure pending in California.