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A pharmaceutical company which has taken steps to prevent its product from being used in executions is to receive an award recognising ethical leadership.
A UK pharmaceutical firm has announced that it is "putting in place concrete steps" to stop the use of its drugs in executions.
The US state of Missouri has announced a new execution method which will see a medicine diverted from US hospitals to kill prisoners.
Leading drugs company Lundbeck is the first to sign up to a new ‘Pharmaceutical Hippocratic oath’ for the industry, condemning the use of drugs in executions.
Reprieve is calling on pharmaceutical companies to sign a ‘Pharmaceutical Hippocratic oath’ which would end their involvement in US executions.
Emeritus Archbishop Desmond Tutu and other global church leaders have welcomed a ruling from the Madras High Court in Chennai that dismissed a challenge to the constitutionality of India's patent law from a Swiss pharmaceutical giant.