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In recent years, powder Nembutal has been widely available by mail order from China. The New York Times has reported that this has been possible because chemical companies are relatively unregulated by the Chinese authorities. In comparison, drug companies are highly regulated, due largely to the multi-million dollar industry of drug counterfeit industry that the Chinese Government is attempting to stamp out.
Marketed as reagent grade pentobarbital sodium (CAS No. 57-33-0) this water-soluble, white crystalline solid is stated as having a purity of better than 99%. Administration is a matter of dissolving ~10gm of the powder in ~ 50ml of water and drinking.
While the source companies have long claimed that their product is pure, it was not until mid 2011 that Exit was able to verify a number of samples, through laboratory testing. If the powder is analysed to be pure, and if ingested in the recommended amounts, Chinese Nembutal powder will (not might) lead to a reliable and peaceful death. (See Chapter 15b for the full discussion of the laboratory test results undertaken by Exit).
The cost of Chinese powder Nembutal has fluctuated markedly since it was first available. Some folk have paid as little as US$260 for 20gms. Others have paid US$900 for the same amount. To date, payment has predominantly been via Western Union and sometimes by Paypal. Delivery to various countries has been within 3 days of orders being placed in some cases but generally 10 - 20 days.