The tried-and-true execution drugs are the anesthetics, mostly pentobarbital and sodium thiopental
Most states have retained the three-drug method but turned to pentobarbital as a replacement for sodium thiopental
33) Subsequently the Drug Enforcement Administration ("DEA") seized stores of sodium thiopental
from Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Arkansas in response to legal questions about whether those states circumvented the law to get the drug after its official market withdrawal.
Last year, California and Arizona obtained thiopental
manufactured in Austria from a U.
A British export ban on sodium thiopental
came into force last Friday.
Hospira said that it would not take the risk that it might be held liable if its Italian-made sodium thiopental
was used as a tool for execution.
In January, Hospira withdrew from the market sodium thiopental
, which is manufactured in Italy.
In a move that could delay executions across the United States, Illinois drug firm Hospira said death-penalty opposition overseas was behind its decision to stop producing sodium thiopental
A tiny pharmaceutical company with its head office in the ELgone Driving Academy sold enough sodium thiopental
, pancuronium bromide and potassium chloride to Arizona and California last October to end the lives of 10 death row inmates.
Two month later, the British government in November banned the export of sodium thiopental
Due to persistent seizures, valproic acid was added to the treatment; however, the seizures were refractory to both agents so additional midazolam and thiopental
infusions were started.
Stone, an anesthesiology resident missed the patient's vein when he tried to inject sodium thiopental