Missouri Attorney General Proposes State-Run Execution Pharmacy

Since major drug manufacturers, spurred by public pressure or moral grounds, have refused to sell their products to states for executions, Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster proposed a solution: Missouri should make its own lethal injection chemicals.

“The legislature should appropriate funds to establish a state-operated, DEA-licensed laboratory to produce the execution chemicals in our state,” Koster said in a speech to a bar association group at the Lake of the Ozarks on Thursday. No state has such a laboratory, and no one before Koster has suggested such a facility, the director of the Death Penalty Information Center in Washington said.

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