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  • 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...
  • States to FDA: Appeal Enforcement Discretion Decision

    A group of 15 states is calling on the US Department of Justice (DOJ) and the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to appeal a Judge's decision in a lawsuit against both FDA and the states' ability to obtain a drug commonly used in the execution of convicted criminals. CNN reports the states, all of which use lethal injection as their preferred method of execution, are having trouble obtaining sodium thiopental-an anesthetic commonly used as part of a multi-drug execu...