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The UK Government will impose strict export controls on the anaesthetic propofol in response to the intention of American prisons to use the drug in executions.
The BMA's annual meeting has called for an end to the use of medicines in executions and for controls on the distribution and export of drugs used for this purpose.
A German drug company may become the prime supplier of execution drugs to the US following a decision by the State of Missouri to use propofol in lethal injections.
Lundbeck has become the first recipient of a new Corporate Social Responsibility Award for Ethical Leadership in the Pharmaceutical Industry.
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.
An international coalition of medical professionals has called on the pharmaceuticals company Hospira to prevent their products from being used in US executions.
The British Government has demanded the return of a prisoner originally detained by UK forces from the US-run Bagram prison in Afghanistan.
The European Commission has announced that it is blocking the export of certain key lethal injection drugs which are widely used in US executions.
The Israeli pharmaceutical company Teva is the latest firm to halt the manufacture of drugs used in US executions.