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TUESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2006
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Statement of Tasia Scolinos, Director Of Public Affairs, on the Supreme Courtís Decision in Gonzales v. Oregon

"We are disappointed with the Supreme Court's decision today in Gonzales v. Oregon, which permits physicians in Oregon to use federally-controlled substances to aid their patient's suicide efforts. The Department of Justice remains committed to enforcing our Nation's laws and ensuring that drugs are not diverted to unlawful uses."

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