Spared Ex-Texas Death Row Inmate Loses Supreme Court AppealThe U.S. Supreme Court has refused to review an appeal from spared former Texas death row inmate Thomas "Bart" Whitaker that questioned whether the state's use of a compounded version of the powerful sedative pentobarbital for executions would cause unconstitutional pain.
Dog Food Recalled After Possible Drug ContaminationThe company Party Animal received word from a retailer in Texas about dog food that may be contaminated with a pet euthanasia drug. Two cans of the food tested positive for pentobarbital.
FDA Finalizes Refusal To Give Texas Execution Drug Shipment Federal officials on Thursday finalized their refusal to allow Texas prison officials to receive a foreign shipment of a drug the state has used to execute death row inmates.
Texas Carries Out First U.S. Execution Of 2017Texas on Wednesday put to death an inmate convicted of killing two men over a phony drug deal, the first U.S. execution of 2017. Christopher Wilkins was declared dead 13 minutes after a lethal injection.
Pfizer Says It's Blocking Use Of Drugs For Lethal InjectionsPharmaceutical company Pfizer has announced it is blocking use of its drugs in lethal injections, which means all federally-approved drugmakers whose medications could be used for executions have now put them off limits.
Texas Prison Agency Reviewing Feds Ban Of Execution DrugThe FDA is refusing to back down from its decision to block the Texas prison system from importing a drug that could be used for capital punishment.
Bid To Ensure Transparency Of Execution Drugs Hits RoadblockOne lawmaker is joining a chorus of voices across numerous states pushing officials to reveal the source of drugs used in lethal-injection executions.
Texas Executes Man For Fatally Shooting Game WardenA Texas man was executed Wednesday evening for fatally shooting a game warden nine years ago during a shootout after a 90-minute chase that began when he was suspected of poaching.
Texas Gives Virginia Lethal Drug For Upcoming ExecutionTexas prison officials are helping Virginia carry out a scheduled execution next week by providing that state with the lethal drug pentobarbital
Pharmaceutical Firm Wants Lethal Injection Drugs ReturnedA drugmaker has asked states to return supplies of the company's products that could be used for lethal injection in a broad request that included Texas plus other states that don't even use the drugs in question.
Texas Looking Again For Execution Drug SupplyTexas' prison chief says his agency is continuing the search for a new supply of execution drugs to replenish pentobarbital that will be exhausted again if two lethal injections scheduled over the next two weeks are carried out.
Texas Executes San Antonio Man For Killing Police OfficerA San Antonio man who fatally shot a SWAT team member with the officer's own gun more than 14 years ago was executed Wednesday.