Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

Editor: Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech Univ. School of Law

Monday, March 30, 2009

UK doctor to sell euthanasia kits

SuicideDr. Philip Nitschke, the Australian doctor known as "Doctor Death," will start selling his euthanasia kits in the United Kingdom in May 2009 and internationally shortly thereafter.

His kit provides chemicals that the user mixes with barbiturates and when they change color properly, the user knows that a lethal mixture has been created.

The kits will sell for about USD $50.

Dr. Nitschke promotes the kits with online do-it-yourself euthanasia workshops.

For more details, see Jamie Doward,  'Dr Death' sells euthanasia kits in UK for £35, The Observer, March 29, 2009.

This is certainly an interesting business model in which your product is designed to cause no repeat business!  And, he better get payment upfront!

Special thanks to Joel Dobris (Professor of Law, UC Davis School of Law) for bringing this article to my attention.


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