The word that comes to mind this morning is “astounding”. It is indeed mind boggling to read numerous articles describing Lundbeck, the killing lab, as a hero in the struggle against lethal injection for human executions.
Even NPR states:
“That’s because the Danish pharmaceutical company Lundbeck LLC, which manufactures the drug, has cut off its supply in deference to the European Union’s opposition to capital punishment.”
Guys, check your information before announcing something that couldn’t be further away from the truth!
Not only Mr. Wiinberg, Lundbeck’s CEO, did not and does not care about human beings executed in the United-States, but his only motivation for finally implementing a controlled distribution system in the US for the famous Pentobarbital (commercialized as Nembutal) came down to two things: money and reputation.
It took six long months of indifference on Lundbeck’s part and a strong campaign, that led to shareholders selling their shares, the value of the Lundbeck share dropping at the stock exchange and the lab’s reputation becoming seriously tarnished. “In defense of the European Union’s opposition to capital punishment”, what a sick joke! ha/ha!
Because of Lundbeck’s criminal indifference, 70+ executions went ahead in the US with doses of pentobarbital purchased during that 6-month time frame.
Lundbeck, a hero? You’ve got to be kidding! Lundbeck remains the killing lab, it is engraved in its dreadful history. Mr. Wiinger will forever have these deaths attached to his name.
Shame on you Lundbeck!
Related: Read our “Lundbeck NO hero!” post (July 2, 2011)