Sodium thiopental

Execution Chamber

California Death Row Inmates In Multi-State Suit Over Execution Drug

Attorneys 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.

02/10/2012

California Gets Supply Of Drug Used During Executions

California’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.

CBS San Francisco–12/06/2010

(AP)

California Not Alone In Execution Drug Shortage

The 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.

09/28/2010

California Execution Drug In Short Supply

There could be yet another twist in this week’s scheduled execution of a convicted killer and rapist at San Quentin State Prison.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–09/26/2010

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