June
11
 

Nitschke cooks up “peaceful pill” in his kitchen

Dr Philip Nitschke (from EXIT Australia website) Dr Philip Nitschke and some of his supporters have developed a lethal pill which can be manufactured at home with household ingredients. He says that details of the "peaceful pill" will be made available to members of EXIT Australia, the euthanasia group he founded. EXIT has about 3000 members with an average age of 75. "All the emphasis has gone into making a process which is straightforward enough that any competent person with reasonable ability and an average kitchen could easily manufacture it themselves," he told The Age. The pill is the latest in a series of do-it-yourself suicide gadgets developed by Dr Nitschke.

In view of impending legislation by the Australian Government to ban suicide websites, Dr Nitschke now plans to transfer information about his devices to a website in the US or Canada.


comments powered by Disqus
 

 Search BioEdge

 Subscribe to BioEdge newsletter
rss Subscribe to BioEdge RSS feed

 Best of the web

 Recent Posts
Drug tests in East Germany get “conceded pass”
25 Oct 2014
British right-to-die campaigner starves herself to death
25 Oct 2014
Is conflict of interest a real problem for doctors?
25 Oct 2014
Bioethics consultancies: the way of the future?
25 Oct 2014
Should all Ebola volunteers be quarantined?
25 Oct 2014