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There has been a burst of publicity recently about the availability of the barbiturate pentobarbital (Nembutal) being purchased over the counter at vet. supply stores in Mexico. Apparently, dozens of Australians travel all the way to Mexico, at a cost of some $3,000 USD to get the drug which is lethal is overdose. But all the publicity may cause a backlash from the Mexican authorities. Reuters newsagency recently reported the following in an article on ‘suicide tourism’:-

“A Mexican health ministry spokesman said it was working with the agriculture ministry to step up control of veterinary medicines, but declined to give details.”

Americans and Canadians have been quietly going into Mexico for 20 or more years buying veterinary Nembutal for their planned self-deliverance from a terminal illness. But with this flurry of publicity it seems likely that the Mexican government will shut down this source, as they did some years ago when pharmacies there were selling serious drugs and the media made a scandal out of it.

The availability of fast-acting barbiturates from vet.supply stores in Mexico has been reported in my book ‘Final Exit’ ever since l991.

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