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The US state of Missouri has announced a new execution method which will see a medicine diverted from US hospitals to kill prisoners.
A vote to repeal the death penalty by the US state of Connecticut’s State Senate is a leap forward in the battle to end capital punishment, says Amnesty International.
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 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.
A leading neurologist who uses drugs produced by the pharmaceutical firm Lundbeck in his work, has taken legal action to prevent their use in lethal injections.
Troy Davis has been executed by lethal injection despite widespread and significant doubts over the safety of his original conviction.