Missouri to Become First State to Use Dangerous Drug in Executions

An execution scheduled by the Missouri Supreme Court for October 23 will make Missouri the first state in the nation to use the anesthetic propofol. According to Dr. Jonathan Groner, a professor of clinical surgery at the Ohio State University, propofol, if improperly administered, can cause suffering for the inmate. “From my own point of view a firing squad is a lot safer, a lot quicker, and a lot less painful,” he said.
Missouri has only a limited quantity of propofol and more of the drug will not be available for executions. Matt Kuhn, a spokesperson for the manufacturer of the drug, said: “We don’t accept orders from departments of corrections nor will we do so.” This story is getting national attention. Click ABC News for more.

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