One group voicing their opposition to legalized medical aid in dying is concerned about this aspect of it:
OK, so there are documented cases of a few hundred unused bottles of Seconal lying around over the past couple of decades. The all-important question is whether there are documented instances of any of these pills having been ingested by third parties, either one at a time[sup]*[/sup] for recreational purposes or en masse as a suicide attempt. Anyone know?
*“One at a time” may not be possible. There may be pharmacies that provide the Seconal as a bottle of intact capsules, but in the one instance I was involved with, the pharmacist emptied all 100 capsules to provide a bottle of loose powder.