Fears over opiate controls
I read your story about the new regulations on controlled drugs (News, 11 January).
My sister is a physician practising in Germany, where there is a reluctance to use adequate doses of opiates in terminal care, because Nazi euthanasia of 'worthless life' is still a sensitive issue there.
What a pity it would be if Shipman's legacy were for us to end up in the same situation.
Dr Thomas Bloch, Broadway, Worcestershire