Statement from the FDA Regarding Oversight of Lethal Injection Drugs and Release of Foreign Shipments to States:

Jan. 4, 2011

“FDA releases this shipment, which is being imported by or on behalf of state correctional authorities. In keeping with established practice, FDA does not review or approve products for the purpose of lethal injection. FDA has not reviewed the products in this shipment to determine their identity, safety, effectiveness, purity, or any other characteristics.”