Inadequate anaesthesia in lethal injection for execution

@article{Koniaris2005InadequateAI,
  title={Inadequate anaesthesia in lethal injection for execution},
  author={L. Koniaris and T. Zimmers and D. Lubarsky and Jonathan P Sheldon},
  journal={The Lancet},
  year={2005},
  volume={365},
  pages={1412-1414}
}
Anaesthesia during lethal injection is essential to minimise suffering and to maintain public acceptance of the practice. Lethal injection is usually done by sequential administration of thiopental, pancuronium, and potassium chloride. Protocol information from Texas and Virginia showed that executioners had no anaesthesia training, drugs were administered remotely with no monitoring for anaesthesia, data were not recorded and no peer-review was done. Toxicology reports from Arizona, Georgia… Expand
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