Nitschke Facebook plea on registration

Dr Nitschke approached the TGA last year to determine whether he could import the drug, under special access provisions, for prescription to a South Australian woman in the final stages of motor neurone disease.

The patient later used an illegal supply of Nembutal to end her own life and Dr Nitschke’s importation never proceeded, but the TGA referred his attempt to the Medical Board of Australia on the grounds he may have breached a requirement to act in accordance with good medical practice.