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10 hrs ago | News Max

Lawyer: Botched Executions Should Worry Death Penalty Backers

The drug combination that took almost two hours to kill a condemned murderer in Arizona last Wednesday is a product of death-penalty states scrambling to find and test new lethal-injection drugs, a physician told Newsmax TV on Monday.


Related Topix: Death Penalty, Berlin, NJ, Medicine

14 hrs ago | The Plain Dealer

Flawed Arizona execution must force another look at Ohio's death cocktail: editorial

This time the backdrop was a death chamber in Arizona. Condemned killer Joseph Rudolph Wood III took an hour and 40 minutes to die from lethal injection.


Related Topix: Ohio, Medicine, Death Penalty, US Governors, Jan Brewer, Mary Fallin, Opinion

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Beaver Countian

Experts decry 'failed experiment' with new death penalty drug combinations

This article titled "Experts decry 'failed experiment' with new death penalty drug combinations" was written by Ed Pilkington and Amanda Holpuch in New York and Tom Dart in Houston, for on Friday 25th July 2014 19.09 UTC Leading experts on the use of medical drugs in capital punishment have accused death penalty states of conducting ... (more)


Related Topix: Death Penalty, Medicine, US Politics, US News, US Senate, John McCain, Republican, Ohio

Fri Jul 25, 2014

WTOP-FM Washington

States' use of execution drugs varies widely

The prolonged execution of an Arizona death row inmate with a new, two-drug combo has highlighted the patchwork quilt approach that states now take with lethal drugs, with types, combinations and dosages varying widely.


Related Topix: Death Penalty, Nembutal, Pentobarbital (generic), Medicine

ABC News

What We Dona TMt Know About Lethal Injection Drugs

Wood, a convicted murderer, died Wednesday nearly two hours after receiving what authorities said was a 50-milligram dose of both the sedative midazolam and the painkiller hydromorphone.


Related Topix: Medicine, Arizona, Arizona Government, US Governors, Jan Brewer, Chloride, Supplement, Death Penalty

Government Executive

One Hour and 57 Minutes in Arizona

John Zemblidge, right, of Phoenix, leads a group of about a dozen death penalty opponents in prayer as they protest the execution of Joseph Wood at the state prison in Florence, Ariz.


Related Topix: Death Penalty, State Prisons, Prison, Medicine, US Governors, Jan Brewer, Ohio

Ohio's execution drugs are commonly used in everyday medical procedures

If you've ever gone in for surgery or had a colonoscopy, there's a good chance you've taken at least one of the two drugs Ohio uses to execute criminals.


Related Topix: Ohio, Medicine, Morphine (generic), MS Contin, Kadian

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Louisiana would administer death penalty drugs used in lengthy Arizona execution

Louisiana's death penalty protocol calls for the use of the same two drugs as those administered during a botched execution in Arizona Wednesday.


Related Topix: Louisiana, Louisiana Government, Death Penalty, Medicine, Metairie, LA, Nembutal, Pentobarbital (generic)


No Texas Changes in Execution Procedure

Texas prison officials say they plan no changes in lethal injection procedures in the wake of problems with an execution in Arizona.


Related Topix: Texas, Prison, Medicine

The Miami Herald

Challenges, drug shortages, mark US executions

The prolonged execution in Arizona looked troubling, but was it unconstitutional? The U.S. Supreme Court, which upheld the use of lethal injection six years ago, has held that "an isolated mishap" during an execution does not violate the Eighth Amendment.


Related Topix: Prison, US News, US Supreme Court, Ohio, Medicine, Nembutal, Pentobarbital (generic)

Silicon Alley Insider

Death Row Prisoner Gasped For Air 660 Times Like 'A Fish On Shore' During Botched Execution

We know they used midazolam and hydromorphone. We know the combination was experimental.


Related Topix: Prison, Medicine, US Governors, Jan Brewer, Death Penalty


Why did execution drugs change?

Journalists called to witness the execution said it was hard to watch, as Wood snorted and gasped.


Related Topix: Prison, Medicine, Violent Crime, Oklahoma, Death Penalty


Execution stirs storm over lethal injection

Joseph Wood was supposed to go quickly and painlessly, when the State of Arizona put him to death by lethal injection on Wednesday.


Related Topix: Prison, Medicine, Chloride, Supplement, Oklahoma, Death Penalty


New abuse-deterrent painkiller approved

In the painkiller world, oxycodone and naloxone will seem like strange bedfellows.


Related Topix: Medicine, OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic), Drugs, Morphine (generic), MS Contin, Kadian, Food and Drug Administration

Wed Jul 23, 2014

ABC News

Midazolam Is Common Thread in 3 Lengthy Executions

Arizona used a two-drug protocol for Wednesday's execution of Joseph Rudolph Wood, who had been sentenced to die for the 1989 deaths of a former girlfriend and her father.


Related Topix: Medicine, Ohio


Executed Arizona inmate 'gasping' for more than hour

Arizona inmate Joseph Wood was executed Wednesday, but not before his attorneys filed an emergency stay because he was "gasping and snorting for more than an hour" after the drugs were administered.


Related Topix: Arizona, Arizona Government, State Prisons, Prison, Medicine

Tue Jul 22, 2014

BBC News

US court allows Arizona execution

The US Supreme Court has cleared the way for Arizona to execute a murderer who had sought information about the lethal drugs to be used to kill him.


Related Topix: US News, US Supreme Court, Medicine, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

WPTV Local News

Cops: Duo tried to sell 52 pills to detectives

Port St. Lucie Police arrested two Jensen Beach residents Friday after they attempted to sell 52 pills of hydromorphone to detectives in a Sam's Club parking lot.


Related Topix: Port St. Lucie, FL, Jensen Beach, FL, Medicine, Drugs, St Lucie County, FL

Sun Jul 20, 2014


Crossing the Line: Pregnant and Addicted to Drugs

NASHVILLE, Tenn. The number of babies born addicted to drugs, including prescription medication has tripled in the last decade.


Related Topix: Nashville, TN, Medicine, Methadone

Thu Jul 17, 2014

The Chronicle Herald

Man denies pills-for-sex deal with girl

A 74-year-old Mahone Bay man has admitted having sex with a 16-year-old girl who was addicted to prescription painkillers but says he didn't supply her with pills in exchange for sex.


Related Topix: Medicine