World's largest group of pharmacists tells members not to help with executions
The largest group of American pharmacists drafted a new policy that says providing chemicals for executions is “fundamentally contrary to the role of pharmacists as providers of health care.” Though the decision isn’t legally binding — pharmacists can still provide the drugs without breaking the law or losing their licenses — the American Pharmacists Association sets ethical standards for over 62,000 members.
In 2011, Europe began halting shipments of lethal injection drugs to the US, and states — which have now seen a series of botched executions — have turned to domestic pharmacists to make up the difference. But there may be a hitch in that plan, as a leading pharmacists association is now discouraging its members from providing…
Source:: The Verge