Lethal Exports EU Riled by US Death Penalty Drug Controversy

The possibility that a common anesthesia drug may soon be used in the United States to execute death-row inmates is causing problems for European pharmaceutical companies. They worry the European Union may soon impose sanctions.
Advocates worry that EU sanctions on Propofol due to its use in lethal injections could lead to a shortage of the anesthetic in US hospitals.

Advocates worry that EU sanctions on Propofol due to its use in lethal injections could lead to a shortage of the anesthetic in US hospitals.

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