Sodium thiopental

California Death Row Inmates In Multi-State Suit Over Execution DrugAttorneys for the prisoners in Tennessee, Arizona and California argued before U.S. District Judge Richard Leon on Thursday that the Food and Drug Administration is breaking the law by allowing sodium thiopental to be imported since it is an unapproved drug manufactured overseas.
California Gets Supply Of Drug Used During ExecutionsCalifornia's prison department said Monday it has turned to an overseas manufacturer to replenish its supplies of sodium thiopental, a drug necessary to carry out executions in the state.
California Not Alone In Execution Drug ShortageThe new scheduled time for California's first execution in nearly five years is just hours before the expiration date of one of the drugs used in the lethal injection process.
California Execution Drug In Short SupplyThere could be yet another twist in this week’s scheduled execution of a convicted killer and rapist at San Quentin State Prison.