European ban on exporting lethal drugs forces US executioners to improvise

  • by: JUERGEN BAETZ , Associated Press
  • Updated: February 18, 2014 - 1:20 PM

BRUSSELS — There's one big reason the United States has a dearth of execution drugs so acute that some states are considering solutions such as firing squads and gas chambers: Europe won't allow the drugs to be exported because of its fierce hostility to capital punishment.

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