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Death by Lethal Incompetence

By Neville Elder

The state of Missouri got its latest batch of death penalty drugs in a backroom deal as shady as any street drug deal. If we can't do the death penalty right, maybe we should reconsider doing it at all. MORE  

Execution Drugs in Short Supply as Europe Opposes Death Penalty

By Paul Gaita

Despite increasing restrictions by the EU, some U.S. states have tried to counter their efforts by using controversial drug combinations that cause long, painful deaths. MORE  

Human Rights Groups Protest Sentencing 30 Drug Traffickers To Death in Vietnam

By McCarton Ackerman

The United Nations has been asked to strip Vietnam's anti-drug funding, but so far the international body has yet to publicly respond. MORE  

Morning Roundup: January 22, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Dead Playmate binged on cocaine, middle school kids snorting smarties, Paul Molitor ignores cocaine past, and Stephen Colbert fears stoner Super Bowl. MORE  

Hundreds of Brits Imprisoned Overseas for Drugs

By Shawn Dwyer

Many British nationals are facing harsh prison sentences and even months of detainment without trial. Some could even face the death penalty. MORE  

Chinese TV Airs Drug Traffickers' Final Moments

By McCarton Ackerman

China causes outrage by broadcasting the moments before an execution on live television. MORE  

Morning Roundup: June 27, 2012

By Bryan Le

Why US addiction treatment isn't truly "medical," American Legion challenges Indiana smoking ban, and heroin burrito-smuggling deputy jailed. MORE  

Iran Deals Death to Drinkers

By McCarton Ackerman

Iranian officials vow to punish two repeat alcohol offenders "to the harshest letter of the law." MORE  

States Obtain Execution Drug From Indian Brokers

By Luke Walker

US prisons have bought sodium thiopental illicitly through brokers in India, skirting an EU export ban. MORE  

The Quick Fix: A Real-Time Round-Up of Today's News

By Luke Walker

US Cracks Down on Medicare Painkiller Abuse, Californian DUI Deaths Hit All-Time Low, and Woman Caught Smuggling Cocaine in Her Dreadlocks. MORE  

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