Lethal Injection “Cocktail” Upheld

The United States Supreme Court (June 29, 2015) held in Glossip v. Gross http://1.usa.gov/1HsooTz that states can continue to utilize the controversial lethal injection “cocktail”. The U.S. Supreme Court articulated that  the plaintiffs haven’t shown the drug poses a serious risk of inflicting unconstitutional pain and suffering under the Eighth Amendment. In contrast to the botched execution of Clayton Lockett, the protocol discussed in Glossip uses a much greater dosage of midazolam.

Read the official opinion here: http://1.usa.gov/1HsooTz

Future: How will this decision affect pharma companies both nationally and internationally?


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s