Pharmacists' group opposes execution drugs
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The American Pharmacists Association on Monday adopted a policy that discourages its members from providing death-penalty drugs.
The new guidelines could make it tough for death penalty states, like Texas, that have been looking at made-to-order execution drugs from compounding pharmacies as the answer to a nationwide shortage of execution drugs.
The association's governing body approved the policy at a meeting in San Diego.
The group lacks the legal authority to bar compounding pharmacies from selling execution drugs. But its policies set ethical standards followed by... read more
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