The state of Texas is now using compounding pharmacies to get its supply of killing drugs. The first winner of the death race is the Woodlands Compounding Pharmacy, which supplied 8 doses of home made Pentobarbital.
Meet the pharmacist who sold the medical ethics and shamed his profession for $2,800, Mr. Jasper Lovoi, RPh; the man who had no issue selling the poison to TDCJ as long as he believed the identity of his company was protected and would not be revealed.
That worked fine from September 16th, 2013 (date of his infamous transaction with TDCJ) until October 1st, 2013 when three death row prisoners filed a lawsuit against TDCJ for using lethal drugs acquired via an unknown, and potentially illegal, source. Subsequently, TDCJ filed a response on October 2nd, which revealed the details of the purchase and the identity of the vendor.
On October 4th, the deceived and disappointed Mr. Lovoi sent a letter to TDCJ complaining about his identity and the details of the sale having been made public and requesting that TDCJ returns the drugs to his company. As you can tell from the letter, he is far more concerned about his business being disrupted by media calls and receiving messages than being involved in human killings in the first place!
It is one of these rare PentoX moments, and they don’t occur frequently!
Undoubtedly, the Woodlands compounding pharmacy is the first but not the last one that will be fooled and tricked into selling its soul to the evil death machine.
To mark this special occasion:
- Write a review about the Woodlands Compounding Pharmacy on their Google+ page;
- Contact the American Pharmacist Association via its website or its facebook page to lodge a complaint and a request for an official statement on pharmacists’ involvement in human executions;
- If you haven’t already done so, sign and share our petition: “David Miller & Dagmar Climo, IACP: Address the ethical issue of supplying drugs for executions” on Change.org.
As always, collective work is of the essence, and today more than ever before!
Related: Read The killer around the corner: the International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists (August 5, 2013) and Texas and compounding pharmacies: partners in crime (October 3, 2013)