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lethal injection

n.
1. A method of capital punishment in which a lethal substance is injected into the person sentenced to death.
2. An injection of a substance that causes death.
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Cardinal Health shareholders wanted to be sure that the company's medicines were not used for lethal injections.
12% of lethal injections were botched, compared to an average of 3% botched executions using other methods.
Jack Jones was one of two convicts given lethal injections in America's first double execution for 17 years.
Fuller, 58, was given two lethal injections, watched by the children of his victims Annette and Nathan Copeland, who he shot dead in 2003.
Pfizer Inc has taken steps to ensure that none of its products are used in lethal injections, the largest US drugmaker said on Friday.
23) States then began relying on compounding pharmacies to create substitute drugs, enabling them to obtain potentially non-federally regulated versions of drugs and use the compounded drugs in lethal injections.
As mentioned above, the European Union has implemented measures that regulate the export of drugs commonly associated with lethal injections, such as sodium thiopental and pentobarbital.
Ray argues a team of trained marksmen is faster and more humane than the drawn-out deaths involved when lethal injections go awry -- or even if they go as planned.
International pharmaceutical companies, which generally manufacture the drugs used in lethal injections, have stopped selling them to state correctional facilities, RT reported.
The law was drawn up as various states were encountering difficulty in obtaining drugs for lethal injections because many pharmaceutical firms, mainly in Europe, object to their use in executions.
In reporting on the Oklahoma execution, the Washington Post noted additional problems; "In recent years, as pharmaceutical companies have halted sales of drugs used in executions, as legal challenges have mounted and medical groups have vowed to ostracize doctors who participate in sanctioned killings, states have found themselves winging it when it comes to carrying out lethal injections.
THE botched execution of a death row inmate in the US in which a new drug combination was being used for the first time is expected to intensify the debate over how lethal injections are handled.