sodium thiopental


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sodium thiopental

[′sōd·ē·əm ‚thī·ə′pent·əl]
(pharmacology)
C11H17N2O2SNa A yellowish-white powder, soluble in water and alcohol; used in medicine as a barbiturate.
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org/2011/03/17/134604308/dea-georgia-may-have-broken-law-by-importing-lethal-injection-drug (reporting that Georgia's Department of Corrections obtained sodium thiopental from an unlicensed drug distributor in London).
any shipment of foreign manufactured sodium thiopental being offered for importation that appears to be an unapproved new drug or a misbranded drug," said spokeswoman Lyndsay Meyer in a prepared statement.
The tried-and-true execution drugs are the anesthetics, mostly pentobarbital and sodium thiopental.
Sodium thiopental requirement is decreased during pregnancy.
But since makers of sodium thiopental stopped selling it for use in executions.
56) The Court found that failure to administer sodium thiopental and induce unconsciousness properly would create a substantial risk of pain that would be unconstitutional.
A British export ban on sodium thiopental came into force last Friday.
Hospira said that it would not take the risk that it might be held liable if its Italian-made sodium thiopental was used as a tool for execution.
fleck questions Arizona's rationing priorities; and Ross White questions the practice of lethal injection in the wake of the sodium thiopental shortage.
In a move that could delay executions across the United States, Illinois drug firm Hospira said death-penalty opposition overseas was behind its decision to stop producing sodium thiopental.
A tiny pharmaceutical company with its head office in the ELgone Driving Academy sold enough sodium thiopental, pancuronium bromide and potassium chloride to Arizona and California last October to end the lives of 10 death row inmates.
Two month later, the British government in November banned the export of sodium thiopental for executions.