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Two executed in US with unapproved drugs
AFP News ^ | October 9, 2013

Posted on 10/09/2013 9:38:14 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

Two men were executed in the United States with a drug not yet approved by federal authorities.

In Texas, which has put to death more people than any other US state, prison authorities said Michael Yowell was pronounced dead at 7:11 pm.

Yowell was sentenced to death for killing his parents when he was 28 years old after stealing money from them to buy drugs. He had also opened a gas valve so that the house would explode.

In Arizona, 71-year-old Edward Schad died at 10:12 am.

Schad was sentenced to death for the 1978 murder of a 74-year-old whose corpse was found with a cord around its neck eight days after he left for a road trip.

Both Schad and Yowell were executed using a lethal injection with a new barbiturate customized by a compounding pharmacy.

The US Food and Drug Administration has not yet approved the drug.

(Excerpt) Read more at france24.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Arizona; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: deathpenalty
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It seems the clinical trials for these drugs were successful.
1 posted on 10/09/2013 9:38:14 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

LO-F-L


2 posted on 10/09/2013 9:39:45 PM PDT by going hot (Happiness is a momma deuce)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
It seems the clinical trials for these drugs were successful.

Then what's the problem, if any?

3 posted on 10/09/2013 9:40:14 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I’m sure bleach would be just as effective.

What about just using good old air? Embolism.


4 posted on 10/09/2013 9:40:49 PM PDT by Antihero101607
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

>> It seems the clinical trials for these drugs were successful.

Yep, and 100% of the control group — who were not administered the drug — did NOT die.

Ship it!


5 posted on 10/09/2013 9:42:04 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: Nervous Tick

Lol


6 posted on 10/09/2013 9:43:18 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Antihero101607

>> What about just using good old air? Embolism.

What about just sucking all the air out of their airtight bedroom some night when they least expect it?

No pain, no anxiety, no taxpayer cost.

Hey, they’d be getting better than their VICTIMS got...


7 posted on 10/09/2013 9:45:01 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

When did they stop making good hemp rope?


8 posted on 10/09/2013 9:49:45 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Don’t they know that these “unapproved” drugs are unhealthy for those on death row? Hrumpf! Hrumpf!


9 posted on 10/09/2013 9:54:43 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The DemocRAT Pahtay! Spending our grandchildren's future, today!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

How about copper-jacketed lead?
There seems to be plenty of clinical evidence of its effectiveness. Especially in the .30-06 variety.


10 posted on 10/09/2013 9:56:41 PM PDT by servo1969
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The constitution prohibits cruel and unusual punishment.

It does not guarantee a painless execution.


11 posted on 10/09/2013 9:56:50 PM PDT by umgud (2A can't survive dem majorities)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

We need to send those scheduled for execution to one of those “euthanasia” clinics in Switzerland. Maybe the commie libs will quit their b*tching.


12 posted on 10/09/2013 9:56:56 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The DemocRAT Pahtay! Spending our grandchildren's future, today!)
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To: Nervous Tick

There would be absolutely no pain or sensation.. hypoxia


13 posted on 10/09/2013 9:57:04 PM PDT by southland ( I have faith in the creator)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Couldn’t we just give them an overdose of dihydrogen monoxide?


14 posted on 10/09/2013 10:06:36 PM PDT by Veggie Todd (I don't always talk to Obama voters, but when I do I ask for Large Fries.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Maybe drugs are a bad way.

As a thought, could we just take them skydiving?

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15 posted on 10/09/2013 10:10:48 PM PDT by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I can’t top that.


16 posted on 10/09/2013 10:12:04 PM PDT by packrat35 (Pelosi is only on loan to the world from Satan. Hopefully he will soon want his baby killer back)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Well, I for one, sure approve of the drug.


17 posted on 10/09/2013 10:36:32 PM PDT by Bullish (The only real solution is to abolish liberal democrats forever)
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To: Antihero101607
What about just using good old air? Embolism.

Or how about big vats of acid? We really have to at some point make people fear the death penalty again.

18 posted on 10/09/2013 10:38:53 PM PDT by Bullish (The only real solution is to abolish liberal democrats forever)
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To: Veggie Todd
give them an overdose of dihydrogen monoxide?

"Fill it with water."

19 posted on 10/09/2013 10:45:52 PM PDT by NoCmpromiz (John 14:6 is a non-pluralistic comment.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Sooner or later states are going to start using nitrogen asphyxiation as a means of execution. Don’t expect that, however, to put an end to the pettifogging protests of the anti-death penalty crowd.


20 posted on 10/09/2013 10:45:58 PM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (I'll retire to Bedlam.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Several US states are facing a shortfall of pentobarbital, an anesthetic used to euthanize animals, since the Danish producer refused to provide it for executing humans.

Well, there is another European invention, any patent on which has long since expired, and which does not need clinical trials, its operation being obviously correct by inspection. That would be the product of Dr Joseph-Ignace Guillotin's 1789 ingenuity, which has a 100% success rate in actual use.

21 posted on 10/09/2013 10:51:18 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Fk me!!!!

I had a hilarious response but’ that takes the cake.

LOL!!!


22 posted on 10/09/2013 11:07:51 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Listened to the local news tonight from Houston. Broadcasters are screaming how bad it is, how painful, etc. But, yes, it did seem to be successful so they should just leave it alone. Who cares about whether the FDA approves a drug used for execution or not. If we hung them with a rope, they’d probably complain about the type we used. Good grief.


23 posted on 10/09/2013 11:13:57 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

That really doesn’t make sense seeing as they are dying anyway. They aren’t taking it for good health.

That said, I’ve said it here before and I’ll say it again, I only support the death penalty is rare circumstances and prefer life imprisonment.


24 posted on 10/09/2013 11:34:58 PM PDT by Pinkbell
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
The US Food and Drug Administration has not yet approved the drug.

And, you know, without FDA approval, it might be bad for you or something!

25 posted on 10/09/2013 11:35:19 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Seems they believe like General Ben Raines.


26 posted on 10/09/2013 11:39:11 PM PDT by MamaB
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Wait...this isn’t “The Onion”?


27 posted on 10/09/2013 11:42:57 PM PDT by absalom01 (You should do your duty in all things. You cannot do more, and you should never wish to do less.)
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To: servo1969
How about copper-jacketed lead? There seems to be plenty of clinical evidence of its effectiveness. Especially in the .30-06 variety.

Only when placed on the midline between and 1.5 inches above the right and left nostrils.

28 posted on 10/09/2013 11:46:20 PM PDT by imardmd1 (Fiat Lux)
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To: Grams A
Who cares about whether the FDA approves a drug used for execution or not.

How about Zyklon B? Thoroughly tested. And cheap.

29 posted on 10/09/2013 11:51:57 PM PDT by imardmd1 (Fiat Lux)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Executions should be swift and gory.


30 posted on 10/10/2013 12:06:09 AM PDT by Born to Conserve
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

To Agence Frog Presse’. The drugs worked, Encoulez-vous!


31 posted on 10/10/2013 12:08:12 AM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: cynwoody

With a Guillotine, the executioner can really “get ahead” in his job.

Theme song of the Executioners’ Guild - “I Ain’t Got No Body”

Second theme song: “I’m head over heels over you”

It’s getting late. That’s all you get for free.


32 posted on 10/10/2013 12:12:19 AM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

Louis 16th was found to have “no head for the business”....His wife Marie was found “quite beside her self”...Robespierre, acted with revolutionary flame, alas to soon beheaded in revolutionary shame...

and finally the last recorded words of the very last guillotined victim of the Revolution, a colorful clothier to the rich and bourgeoisie, one Claude Le Poissant
“Sacre Bleu, to have died wearing mismatched stockings...”


33 posted on 10/10/2013 12:54:55 AM PDT by mdmathis6
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The FDA has to approve?

They follow the same “safe and effective” rule?

Do they still rub the spot on the arm with alcohol?


34 posted on 10/10/2013 1:12:48 AM PDT by Arthur McGowan (If you're FOR sticking scissors in a female's neck and sucking out her brains, you are PRO-WOMAN!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Lead is the best Poison if administered in the proper manner. It’s also the most cost effective remedy.


35 posted on 10/10/2013 1:15:00 AM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Due to the Federal Government Shutdown, the Tagline is closed.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

If you don’t want to hurt the darlings, what is wrong with giving them the same stuff that knocks people out before surgery but just give them a whole lot of it (or something else) when they are out? I was looking around and found a list that mentioned propofol, etomidate, methohexital, pentothal, and ketamine. I don’t know anything about these, but I would imagine they would work.


36 posted on 10/10/2013 2:12:17 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Grams A

OD of barbiturates is one of the methods used to euthanize animals. Under normal conditions, that’s painless by intent.

Therefore, this is TOO KIND for these criminals. The gentle end for a faithful pet who’s come to the end of their life is far better than criminals deserve!


37 posted on 10/10/2013 4:24:56 AM PDT by Fire_on_High (RIP City of Heroes and Paragon Studios, victim of the Obamaconomy.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Who the hell cares how they are killed?

They should experience a horrible death that takes as long as the murder and torture they performed on the citizen they killed. Furthermore, it should be held in the public and be done in the same manner as the original murder.

Coddling criminals has become the bane of our justice system.


38 posted on 10/10/2013 4:31:23 AM PDT by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: Pinkbell
I only support the death penalty is rare circumstances and prefer life imprisonment.

Just curious. What are some of those rare circumstances you reference?

Second question: do you think it is right to make the taxpayers support these vermin for the rest of their natural lives? (Incidentally, I would think the death sentence appropriate for more than just murder; we have lots of "things" behind bars that do not deserve to live ever again in society.)

39 posted on 10/10/2013 5:16:49 AM PDT by OldPossum
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Well, high velocity lead poisoning is always an option...
40 posted on 10/10/2013 5:31:38 AM PDT by Freeport (The proper application of high explosives will remove all obstacles.)
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To: Grams A
You and I both know the Houston television media is full of crap! They are so busy trying to out do one another, they fail to even look at facts!

According to the AP story this clown took several deep breaths, started snoring, then movement stopped within 30 seconds.

This guy suffered less pain dying than his victims did!
41 posted on 10/10/2013 7:25:05 AM PDT by TexanByBirth (Free Republic: where they may agree with the message, but they love to shoot the messenger!)
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You and I both know the Houston television media is full of crap!”

You betcha’. Channel 13 ran the story on the guy mowing in DC as a “feel good” issue, but glossed over his run in with the DC police thugs including the fact that he was asked to leave. I printed off the complete newspaper article including pictures and sent it to their news department and asked them to cover the “rest of the story”. They will “investigate” and get back to me.

All the commercials about Hall not paying his taxes are making my head hurt. But at least all the backlog of rape kits is being processed and in exchange for spending $2.4M dollars they already “may” have solved one case and made one arrest. Interesting that the Mayor has launched this campaign to clean up this very old issue just in time for the election. Wonder when she is going to come out in support for Wendy Davis’ run for Governor.


42 posted on 10/10/2013 8:10:28 AM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
When did they stop making good hemp rope?

They haven't, but we (Arizona, that is) stopped using it for hangings after we had a bizarre incident early last century. We hung a woman, and when she reached the end of her rope, she lost her head...so to speak.

Not being the barbarians many folks assume we are, we decided not to take a chance on having that happen again. So, no more hangings.

43 posted on 10/10/2013 8:29:12 AM PDT by HiJinx (Nudge, Shove, and Shoot)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Bring back Old Sparky.


44 posted on 10/10/2013 11:32:47 AM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: Still Thinking
And, you know, without FDA approval, it might be bad for you or something!

Bad for you? You could even get killed!

45 posted on 10/10/2013 11:37:38 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Slings and Arrows

When did they stop making good hemp rope?
******
The proper Knot was outlawed.....


46 posted on 10/10/2013 12:53:40 PM PDT by S.O.S121.500 (Case back hoe for sale or trade for diesel wood chipper....Enforce the Bill of Rights. It's the Law!)
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To: umgud

“cruel and unusual punishment”....No such thing exists.


47 posted on 10/10/2013 12:55:28 PM PDT by S.O.S121.500 (Case back hoe for sale or trade for diesel wood chipper....Enforce the Bill of Rights. It's the Law!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Small airtight room. Gallon each of beach and ammonia. Throw in criminal, dump in ammonia and bleach, close and seal door. Wait an hour or so, vent room, remove carrion. Repeat as needed.

Cheap and effective.


48 posted on 10/10/2013 2:25:20 PM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: Right Wing Assault
...what is wrong with giving them the same stuff that knocks people out before surgery...

Nothing, if as soon as they are "out" you remove all useful body parts, drain all blood and dispose of the rest. Recycling, you know.

49 posted on 10/10/2013 2:33:49 PM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: S.O.S121.500

Buncha knotheads...


50 posted on 10/10/2013 3:40:42 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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