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1st Vt. resident seeks lethal prescription

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MIDDLEBURY, Vt. -

A Middlebury man is the first person to request a lethal prescription under a new Vermont law that allows terminally-ill patients with less than six months to live to speed up their deaths.

But, his sister says, 47-year-old Jason Saltman died in November before picking up the medication.

She says her brother had stomach cancer and was suffering more pain near the end.

That law took effect in May, but hospitals can opt out, and many are still grappling with forming policies.

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