By Rand Paul
Obama acts as though we no longer have a Constitution
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
The only U.S.-licensed maker of a drug used by several states to execute inmates is selling the product to another drug manufacturer, saying pentobarbital _ a sedative never intended for capital punishment _ wasn't an important product for the firm.
Wal-Mart and health officials awaited tests Thursday on a batch of powdered infant formula that was removed from more than 3,000 stores nationwide after a Missouri newborn who consumed it apparently died from a rare infection.
Many states have switched to lethal injection in recent years because it supposedly is the most humane way to execute prisoners. But what if drug companies don't want their drugs used for executions or have stopped making such drugs? This actually has happened recently in the United States, as Hospira has stopped making sodium thiopental and Lundbeck Inc. does not want pentobarbital used for executions.