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  • As Battle Rages over Semantics of Compounding Pharmacies, Missouri Calls One an Executioner

    Over the last year, US-based compounding pharmacies have been subject to a lengthy debate over the semantics of their operations. Are their operations compounding, or are they really de-facto manufacturers? Should new categories like "outsourcing pharmacy" be created to deal with large-capacity compounders? But now the state of Missouri has raised the semantics state even further, granting one anonymous compounding pharmacy an unusual title: state executioner. The devel...
  • As Death Penalty Opponents Target Drug Supply Regulations, States Move to New Methods

    • 11 July 2012
    US states are facing the prospect of losing further access to the execution drug propofol after the UK's business secretary announced his intent to publish new export controls aimed at banning the export of the drug from the country. The Guardian reports Business Secretary Vince Cable is set to publish the details of the proposal on Wednesday, 11 June 2012. "We are clear that the state should never be complicit in judiciary executions through the use of British drugs i...