Why doesn't the US government manufacture its own phenobarbitol for executions?
Not to be macabre, but if the pharma companies won't sell drugs intended to be used in executions, then why doesn't a government lab just make its own?
- 熊冰冰Lv 72 years agoFavorite Answer
Or maybe they could pick up on the message that the death penalty is barbaric.
- David SLv 72 years ago
That may be what they end up doing.
- StephenWeinsteinLv 72 years ago
There aren't many executions. It wouldn't be cost-effective to manufacture it just for executions.
- Little PrincessLv 72 years ago
The government is not a business. It is in fact illegal for the government to engage in business in competition to the private sector.
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- STEVEN FLv 72 years ago
For one thing, the Federal Government doesn't USE it for executions. Not all states that have the death penalty do either.
Personally, once the decision to impose the death penalty is final, I have no objections to a pair of .45s in direct contact with the base of the skull. Chances of both misfiring and death not being immediate are essentially zero.
Another approach is sealing the room and pumping in Carbon Monoxide. The convict painlessly goes to sleep and never wakes up.