Executions Across the Nation Halted Due to Shortage of Sodium Thiopental

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Sodium thiopental is a critical component of the three-drug cocktail that makes up the lethal injection procedure for most executions in this country.  It’s the drug that makes the person lose consciousness, before the other two drugs first cause paralysis and then stop the heart. 

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