How Drug Shortages Will Shape The Death Penalty Debate
As one of the few developed countries still using the death penalty, the U.S. has run into some problems with how it carries out executions.By Sebastian Martinez | October 13, 2015
For decades, the typical lethal injection used a so-called cocktail of an anesthetic, a paralytic agent and potassium chloride.
The method was adopted in the '80s as a less jarring alternative to the electric chair. (Video via History Channel)
But supplies of the drugs have dwindled over the past few years, leading states to try different methods: from single-drug injections to different anesthetics and barbiturates. (Video via RT)