However the testing of end of life drugs carries the additional risk for the laboratory that their analysis could be considered a breach of law that prohibits “assisting a suicide”, This concern has meant that although many laboratories around the world regularly provide testing for government and policing agencies, they consistently refuse individuals seeking analysis of “white powder, believed to be sodium pentobarbital”!
The progressive Spanish laboratory, Energy Control (EC) provides a very useful analysis service for recreational drugs and in 2016 Exit contacted them about possible extension of their service to include Nembutal. After some consideration they agreed, using the ‘harm minimising’ argument. Clearly a person seeking a reliable death could be seriously “harmed” if poor quality drugs were used, leading to a failed attempt, and a seriously damaged individual.
With the acquisition of a standard sample in late 2016, EC began operating the first quality laboratory Nembutal testing service for members of the public in early 2017.
GC Scan result for Chinse powder Nembutal (>99%)