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Tue May 14, 2019, 08:03 PM

Justice Department says FDA 'lacks jurisdiction' over death penalty drugs

The Justice Department said Tuesday the Food and Drug Administration does not have jurisdiction over drugs used in lethal injections, a move sure to draw the ire of death penalty opponents.

The action came in a legal opinion by the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel saying that “articles intended for use in capital punishment by a state or the federal government cannot be regulated as ‘drugs’ or ‘devices.’”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/national/wp/2019/05/14/justice-department-says-fda-lacks-jurisdiction-over-death-penalty-drugs/?utm_term=.eb81a66212af&wpisrc=al_news__alert-national&wpmk=1

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Response to cynatnite (Original post)

Tue May 14, 2019, 08:10 PM

1. Ummmmm...

Condemned or not they are still human beings and still citizens and still have rights afforded them under the Constitution.

This will not float in a court.

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Tue May 14, 2019, 08:26 PM

2. There's precedent in it

The drugs they use to euthanize animals are also not regulated by the FDA.

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