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Danish firm Lundbeck to stop US jails using drug for lethal injections | guardian.co.uk

A Danish company has moved to prevent one of its drugs being used to execute prisoners in the US.

Lundbeck will demand that US distributors sign an agreement stating that they will not make pentobarbital, which is a sedative with a wide range of uses, available for prisons using it for lethal injections.

The move comes after the UK banned the export to the US of pentobarbital and two other pharmaceutical drugs used to execute prisoners on death row in April this year.

Read more here: Danish firm Lundbeck to stop US jails using drug for lethal injections | World news | guardian.co.uk.

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