Lethal Injection – What’s it all about?

Belfast Child

Today’s News and social media have been busy debating the fact  the US pharmaceutical giant Pfizer, has recently took steps to prevent its drugs being used in lethal injection process for capital punishment –

Stating that :

“We strongly object to the use of any of our products in the lethal injection process for capital punishment,”

It stressed that its products were meant to save the lives of patients.

The move reportedly shuts off the last remaining open market source of drugs used in executions in the US and officials are now  searching for  a new drug cocktails by which the lethal injection could be achieved.

American has a long record of state sanctioned executions as a means of the ultimate deterrent  and although the figures have been dropping over the past decade  , the USA came  fifth in a recent survey of countries who still use execution as a legal method of …

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