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.