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Old 20 January 2014, 07:07 AM
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Yeah, a big part of the issue, from what I hear, is that too many drug companies have some sort of weird problem with the idea that they could be associated with making a drug that's used to kill people. I'm totally perplexed why they might think that way.

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I hear another big reason is that since the US imports a lot of its medical supplies from other countries that don't use execution, who are increasingly opposed to allowing the sale of drugs to the US that are going to be used for executions. Since some of these drugs have other, non-lethal uses, it's creating a shortage in the US. Which, IIRC, was what led to this incident in Ohio with using some not-approved-for-this-purpose drugs that caused a slow and apparently rather agonizing death by asphyxiation.
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