St. Louis Post Dispatch Editorial Urges Governor Nixon to Order Return of Propofol

In an editorial this week, the St. Louis Post Dispatch, gives an account of how a shipment of the generic anesthetic drug propofol was sent by mistake last year to the warden at the prison in Bonne Terre.

When the drug company pleaded for the return of the drug, the Department of Corrections refused, intending to use the drug in lethal executions. According to the editorial, by refusing to order the return of the drug and using it in two upcoming executions, Governor Nixon could be putting the nation’s supply of propofol and thousands of lives at risk when people have surgery.



Posted: October 4, 2013

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