Pharmaceutical Giant Pfizer Blocks Sale of Its Drugs for Lethal Injection
Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer announced today that it has imposed limits on the distribution of seven products typically used to create lethal injections for capital punishment. In a statement, Pfizer said its mission is to "apply science and our global resources to improve health and well-being at
What We Don’t Know About Lethal Injection Drugs
The prolonged execution of Joseph Wood has spotlighted the secrecy surrounding drugs used for lethal injection. Wood, a convicted murderer, died Wednesday nearly two hours after receiving what authorities said was a 50-milligram dose of both the sedative midazolam and the painkiller hydromorphone.
Inmate Dies 2 Hours After Execution Began in Arizona
An inmate's execution with lethal drugs in Arizona today took almost two hours as witnesses reported the man gasped and snorted, prompting his lawyers to request an emergency halt to the procedure. "The execution of Joseph Wood commenced at 1:57 p.m. at the Arizona State Prison Complex
Boston Bombing Suspect ‘Begged for Rest’ During Questioning After Nearly Dying
Court Docs: Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Interrogated for 36 Hours After String of Emergency Surgeries
Family of Executed Man Plans to Sue State
The family of a death row inmate who was executed with a new drug concoction is planning to sue the state of Ohio for "cruel and unusual punishment," arguing that he was used as an "experiment." The family of Dennis McGuire, 53, watched him die for 26 minutes, during which he was heard having
God, But Mostly Science, Helps Cure Colorado Teen of Cancer
On his 17th birthday two years ago, Peter Srsich, a high school lacrosse player and devout Roman Catholic, saw his faith hit rock bottom while undergoing seven rounds of grueling chemotherapy and 21 days of radiation for non-Hodgkins lymphoma. "I was on the pain killer Dilaudid and was diagnosed
Talia Joy Castellano Changed the World for Young People With Cancer
Talia Joy Castellano passed away on Tuesday. She was 13. "It is with a heavy heart that we share with all of you that Talia has earned her wings at 11:22am," read a message posted to her Facebook page, Angels for Talia . "Please lift her beautiful soul, her beautiful light to heaven and please send
Young Woman's Death Sheds Light on Dangers of PCA Pumps
When Amanda Abbiehl's parents kissed her goodnight on July 16, 2010, they never imagined it would be for the last time. She had been admitted to an Indiana hospital the day before with a painful case of strep throat . It ought to have been a fairly routine case. Instead, she died hours later. "We
The Osbourne Family's Woes
Jack Osbourne's MS Two weeks after he and fiancée Lisa Stelly welcomed daughter Pearl Clementine, Jack, 26, was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. "I was just angry and frustrated and kept thinking, 'Why now he told People magazine on Sunday. "I've got a family and that's what's supposed to be the
Do Americans Need a Powerful New Painkiller?
It has not even hit the market yet, and already a powerful new painkiller is arousing debate among doctors specializing in pain management. The drug is a new formulation that would allow doctors for the first time ever to prescribe pure hydrocodone to their...