Death Penalty Opposition EU Set to Ban Export of Drug Used in US Executions

States in the US have long been having difficulty gaining access to a drug used in lethal injection cocktails. A new European Union regulation will make it even harder. As of the end of this week, EU pharmaceutical companies will no longer be allowed to export thiopental for use in executions.
Many US states are having trouble accessing drugs necessary for lethal injections.

Many US states are having trouble accessing drugs necessary for lethal injections.

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cgh -- with wire reports