Death Row, Where Is Thy Sting? Lethal Injection Drug in Short Supply

There has perhaps been no better time to be on death row than right now. A shortage of a key ingredient of the lethal injection cocktail used by prisons is forcing some states to delay scheduled executions until next year. The crucial component, sodium thiopental -- better known as Pentothal -- is an anesthetic that is combined with two other drugs that complete the fatal TKO. Pentothal is produced by only one pharmaceutical company -- Hospira -- that actually opposes its use in lethal...Full Story
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