Propofol Used For Death Penalty
With execution dates now set for two men on death row in Missouri, the state is on track to be the first to use the drug Propofol for the administering of the death penalty. Propofol, a sedative, is un-chartered territory when it comes to capital punishment and some critics are now raising concerns about whether the drug has been properly vetted and is an appropriate execution method.
“Missouri is about to use a new drug that no other state has used, that has never been used in executions,” Richard Dieter, executive director of the Death Penalty Information Center, tells Daily RFT, adding; “You never want to experiment with humans.”
Source: riverfronttimes.com & MJWN