Lethal Injections Are Now Much Harder To Carry Out, Thanks To Pfizer
Pfizer isn't letting states buy its drugs for executions anymore.By Ben Lawson | May 14, 2016
Pfizer, the world's second largest pharmaceutical company, announced Friday it won't let its drugs be used in executions.
A spokesman for Reprieve, a human rights advocacy group, says this move means every manufacturer of government-approved drugs used for lethal injections won't sell them for use in executions.
Pfizer said in a statement: "Pfizer makes its products to enhance and save the lives of the patients we serve. ... Pfizer strongly objects to the use of its products as lethal injections for capital punishment."