That's the title of an Inter Press Service (IPS) report by Ramy Scour, via Final Call. Here's the beginning:
Authorities in the southern state of Texas are refusing to return lethal injection drugs purchased from two compounding pharmacies, despite calls from the firms not to use their substances for executions.
The move comes after foreign drug companies have largely stopped exporting drugs for lethal injections to the United States, forcing those U.S. states that still impose death penalties to look to domestic compounding pharmacies to supply them with the required drugs.
According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, pharmacy compounding is a practice in which a licensed pharmacist combines, mixes, or alters a drug’s ingredients to create a medication specifically tailored to the needs of an individual patient.
The Texas Department of Criminal Justice’s refusal has to do with the drug pentobarbital, a substance usually administered as an animal anesthetic and as a remedy for epilepsy and seizures in humans. The move came only a few days after one of the two companies involved, Woodlands Compounding Pharmacy, had expressly requested that the drugs be returned.
Earlier coverage of Texas lethal injection issues begins at the link.