Lundbeck the “hero”, or the media’s serious case of amnesia

September 26, 2013 - Lundbeck the "hero", or the media's serious case of amnesia

September 26, 2013 – Lundbeck the “hero”, or the media’s serious case of amnesia

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)


About The Pentobarbital Experiment

"Lundbeck is a global pharmaceutical company engaged in the research and development, production, marketing and sale of drugs for treatment of psychiatric and neurological disorders." As the sole supplier of Pentobarbital to US departments of corrections, Danish company Lundbeck took an active and dedicated part in the executions of human beings. This is a clear violation of its ethical obligations as a European pharmaceutical laboratory. Its manufacturing plant for Pentobarbital is based in Kansas, USA. Here is the full story: the facts and the numbers brought to you by European activists dedicated to the universal abolition of the death penalty. Disclaimer: This blog was created to raise awareness and to encourage legitimate citizen actions to bring an end to the torturous executions in the USA. It does not, and never did advocate violence or retaliation against whoever participates in the legal lynchings of human beings. View all posts by The Pentobarbital Experiment

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