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A UK pharmaceutical firm has announced that it is "putting in place concrete steps" to stop the use of its drugs in executions.
One of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies has taken steps to ensure its drugs cannot be used to carry out executions by lethal injection.
Prison authorities in South Dakota are refusing to release information on contaminated drugs made to order for an execution tonight (30 October).
Drugs from a compounding pharmacy have been used to execute a prisoner in Dakota in a potentially botched lethal injection, it has emerged.
Health care company Fresenius Kabi has put in place a system of distribution controls to prevent its product from being used off-label for executions by lethal injection.
Amnesty Inyernational has called upon Texas to commute the death sentence of a prisoner assessed as having a mental disability.
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.
The US state of Missouri has announced a new execution method which will see a medicine diverted from US hospitals to kill prisoners.