United States healthcare providers refuse to participate in executions

Capital punishment in the United States is socially highly controversial, especially in two areas: participation of healthcare providers in the execution, and obtaining the drugs used in it. Between 1976 — when the death penalty was reinstated — and 2015, 1,418 people were...

Capital punishment. Should have a doctor present?

Capital punishment ia a subject with major ethical undertones, widely debated in the United States, is to determine whether or not a physician or experienced medical personnel should be present at executions by lethal injection of persons condemned to capital punishment. This...
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Death penalty drugs. Now Pfizer refuses to provide drugs for capital punishment in the United States

A few days ago, pharmaceutical giant Pfizer announced a ban on the use of their drugs for capital punishment in the United States. This decision was picked up by American newspaper The New York Times, where the company stated that the manufacture of their products is intended to...