The problem with lethal injection executions these days is that demand exceeds supply. In a big, big way.
Louisiana Death Penalty On Hold Because of Drug Supply for Lethal Injections
So much so that the State of Louisiana has put all its scheduled executions on hold while federal proceedings move forward that challenge the state’s execution method.
The Louisiana Department of Corrections has run out of drugs needed for executions and the Tulsa compounding pharmacy that was to be its new source of supply has run into big trouble over in Oklahoma. Seems its facing thousands of allegations that it has violated state pharmacy regulations as it sold execution drugs to other states, like Missouri.
For details on the story, check out this article from the Death Penalty Information Center.
And read our earlier posts about compounding pharmacies, too, like this one out of Georgia.