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Should doctors help alcoholics die?

A man in the Netherlands felt he could no longer carry on living as an alcoholic and asked doctors to end his life. He was given a lethal injection at his parents' home in July. Newshour's Owen Bennett-Jones spoke to Stefanie Michelis, spokesperson for NVVE a pro-euthanasia lobby group and Dr Idris Baker, Chair of the Ethics Committee of the Association for Palliative Medicine in the UK.

(Picture: Man looks into distance. Credit: Thinkstock)

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