Philadelphia Public Radio WHYY-FM NewsWorks reports, "Obtaining lethal injection drugs no problem for Pa. DOC." by Mary Wilson. There is audio at the link.
While other states face a shortage of lethal injection drugs used in executions, Pennsylvania's supply isn't a problem.
A nationwide shortage of lethal injection drugs comes as more pharmacies that mix dosages for clients decided not to provide execution drugs due to negative publicity, as well as legal and ethical concerns.
Pennsylvania has obtained its trio of lethal injection drugs from such pharmacies, and is facing an active federal class-action challenge to its execution protocol.
Still, the drugs remain readily available, according to Sue McNaughton, a spokeswoman for the state Department of Corrections.
The last execution in Pennsylvania was 15 years ago while Tom Ridge was governor. As of Feb. 4, 190 people were listed on death row in the state.