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2014-01-27 23:24:25

Family of Dennis McGuire Seeks Injunction Barring the Execution Protocol Used by the State of Ohio to Carry Out Dennis McGuire’s Death Sentence Columbus, OH (PRWEB) January 27, 2014 Richard W. Schulte, a partner with the Ohio law firm of Wright & Schulte LLC, together with his co-counsel, is representing the family of an Ohio death row inmate who allegedly suffered cruel and unusual punishment in a prolonged Ohio execution carried out by the state on January 16, 2014. According to...

2011-01-25 17:46:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- See video from European Parliament at: http://www.thenewsmarket.com/Releases/StoryDetailPage.aspx?GUID=e59b3c25-b3cb-4dd8-bbbe-2c5a80e08675# An immediate EU-wide ban on the export of lethal injection drugs was called today in Brussels after British NGO Reprieve revealed that a UK based company, Dream Pharma, supplied the state of Arizona with the drugs needed for an execution. Claude Moraes, S&D spokesperson on civil liberties, called on...

2011-01-22 08:45:44

An American company that is the only US producer of a drug used in lethal injections announced Friday it had decided to permanently stop its production because it was unable to guarantee it would not be used in executions in the United States. Hospira Inc., the Illinois-based maker of sodium thiopental -- a sedative legally required in all lethal injections of US death row inmates -- said it has been in short supply in the United States for more than a year. The company had been working to...

2010-10-25 09:20:00

Capital punishment sentences across the country are being postponed due to a shortage of a drug used to carry out the executions, the AFP news agency reported on Sunday. According to reporter Lucile Malandain, "Only one pharmaceutical company in the United States, Hospira, currently manufactures the drug, the anesthetic sodium thiopental"¦ But it is out of stock and will not be able to resume production until the first quarter of 2011, and Hospira's most recent batch is nearing its...

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