Health Care for the Terminally Ill

Senators testified about legislation to provide pain relief to terminally ill patients. They focused on the Pain Relief Promotion Act,… read more

Senators testified about legislation to provide pain relief to terminally ill patients. They focused on the Pain Relief Promotion Act, the bill would allow the use of controlled substances to alleviate pain in terminally ill patients. They also talked about the Conquering Pain Act, the bill would ensure that all patients can get pain medication to relieve suffering. Medical officials testified about the advantages and disadvantages in both of the proposed bills. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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  • Yank Coble Secretary-Treasurer American Medical Association->Board of Trustees
  • Gerald Holman Member National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization->Board of Trustees
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Health Care for the Terminally Ill

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Program ID:
152779-1
Category:
Senate Committee
Format:
Senate Committee
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Oct 14, 1999
Last Aired:
Oct 18, 1999

Airing Details

  • Oct 14, 1999 | 12:04am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Oct 15, 1999 | 4:24pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Oct 18, 1999 | 3:22am EDT | C-SPAN 1
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