Entries tagged with “West-Ward Pharmaceuticals Corp.

Executions

Lethal Injection

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Jul 24, 2018

Arkansas Prisons Suspend Search for Execution Drugs, Ask For Even Broader Drug Secrecy Law

Unable to legit­i­mate­ly pur­chase lethal-injec­tion drugs or car­ry out exe­cu­tions with­out reveal­ing who man­u­fac­tured its drugs, Arkansas has sus­pend­ed efforts to obtain a new sup­ply of exe­cu­tion drugs until state law is amend­ed to keep secret the iden­ti­ty of the drug manufacturers.

Executions

Lethal Injection

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Nov 03, 2017

Arkansas Supreme Court Orders Partial Disclosure of Information on State’s Lethal-Injection Drugs

The Arkansas Supreme Court has ruled that the state’s Freedom of Information Act requires the Arkansas Department of Correction (ADC) to release copies of the phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal drug and pack­ag­ing labels for the sup­ply of the drug mida­zo­lam that it intends to use in upcom­ing exe­cu­tions, but that the secre­cy pro­vi­sions of the state’s Methods of Execution Act per­mit the depart­ment to redact the batch and lot num­bers that appear on the labels.

Facts & Research

New Voices

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Lethal Injection

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Apr 13, 2020

Medical Professionals Ask Death-Penalty States to Turn Over Execution Drugs Needed for Coronavirus Treatment

As hos­pi­tals through­out the coun­try face short­ages of cru­cial med­ica­tions need­ed to treat patients with COVID-19, a group of lead­ing anes­the­si­ol­o­gists, phar­ma­cists and med­ical aca­d­e­mics is ask­ing cor­rec­tions offi­cials in death-penal­ty states to turn over stock­piles of their exe­cu­tion drugs to hos­pi­tals so they can be used for ther­a­peu­tic purposes.