Lethal Drug Put on Hold

This week a federal judge put a temporary restraining order on The Apothecary Shoppe of Tulsa, OK, barring it from providing lethal injection drugs to the Missouri Department of Corrections.  The ruling came as a response to a lawsuit filed by the attorneys of Michael Taylor, who are claiming that the pharmacy is not subject to oversight by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and is violating federal law when it provides drugs to Missouri.

The Apothecary Shoppe, which has publicly denied it is the source of the lethal drugs, has until Feb. 14 to file a response to the injunction.  A hearing on the injunction will be held on Feb. 18.

Michael Taylor is scheduled for execution on Feb. 26.  For more information about his case and to sign a petition to be sent to the governor, please click here.


Posted: February 14, 2104

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