United Kingdom Acts to Ban Export of Lethal Injection Drug

The United Kingdom has introduced restictions on a exportation of propofol after officials in Missouri announced they would start regulating a pain-killer in executions. Exports of sodium thiopental, another pain-killer formerly used in executions, were limited after several states performed that drug from DreamPharma, a drug association run out of a behind of a pushing propagandize in London. Vince Cable, a U.K. Business Secretary, said, “This nation opposes a genocide penalty. We are transparent that a state should never be complicit in law executions by a use of British drugs in fatal injections.” The anathema will not forestall trade of a drug for medical purposes.

Missouri is a initial state to announce a goal to use propofol in executions. All executions in 2012 have used a pain-killer pentobarbital. Lundbeck, Inc., a Danish writer of pentobarbital, announced restrictions on a placement to equivocate a use in fatal injections. Recently, production rights were eliminated to a U.S. company, Akorn, Inc., though restrictions on pentobarbital’s use were to stay in place.  This week, Texas announced that it will start regulating pentobarbital in a new one-drug custom for executions.  Four other states have already used a one-drug procedure.  Oklahoma, that had formerly settled that it had usually adequate pentobarbital for one some-more execution, announced on Jul 11 that it had acquired 20 additional doses from an unnamed source.

(“Lethal injection drug exports to be criminialized in UK,” The Telegraph (London), Jul 11, 2012; Associated Press, Dec. 21, 2011 (Lundbeck); Associated Press, Jul 10, 2012 (TX); Tulsa World, Jul 12, 2012 (OK)). See Lethal Injection. Listen to DPIC’s podcast on Lethal Injection.  See also International.