Thursday, January 27, 2011

Drug maker asks Ohio, Oklahoma not to use sedative for putting inmates to death

From the Reading Eagle, comes this story by AP legal affairs writer Andrew Welsh-Huggins:

Pentobarbital maker Lundbeck Inc. says it never intended for the drug to be used to put inmates to death.

"This goes against everything we're in business to do," Sally Benjamin Young, spokeswoman for the Denmark-based company's U.S. headquarters in Deerfield, Ill., told The Associated Press.

"We like to develop and make available therapies that improve people's lives," she said. "That's the focus of our business."

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