Posted On: September 12, 2013

Winson Green doctor leads call to stop pharmaceutical giant supplying death row

canada goose outlet store near me Consultant canada goose store neurologist David Nicholl, from City Hospital, is demanding US pharmaceutical firm Hospira restrict its muscle relaxant Pancuronium being used for lethal injection executions. canada goose outlet store near me

canada goose outlet 2015 The brain specialist, in Winson Green, wrote an open Canada Goose Parka letter to medical journal The Lancet on canada goose behalf of 25 worldwide doctors accusing Hospira of going againstits vows of being an “ethical global citizen”. canada goose outlet 2015

“Pancuronium is an extremely effective muscle relaxant when used in buy canada goose jacket an appropriate hospital setting, but when used for executions, there is the very real possibility of causing extreme pain and suffering cheap Canada Goose in a paralysed prisoner.

“No responsible pharmaceutical company should have anything to canada goose clearance sale do with executions.”

canada goose outlet phone number Mr Nicholl urged Hospira to put in place a restricted distribution system for the drug. canada goose outlet phone number

canada goose outlet uk sale American firm Hospira has a base in Leamington Spa, in Warwickshire. canada goose outlet uk sale

It supplies Pancuronium to British hospitals including Queen Elizabeth Hospital, in Edgbaston, and Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trustrunning Alexandra Hospital, in Redditch.

Michael Ball, Chief Executive of Hospira Pharmaceuticals, said: “Hospira has long communicated that we do not support the use of any of our products in lethal injections.

“Over the years, Hospira has regularly written to every US state to make clear that we oppose the use buy canada goose jacket cheap of cheap canada goose uk our drugs in executions.

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