As the year is coming to a close, in the long line of killing labs, here is a newcomer! Meet Mylan, the supplier of a death drug, rocuronium bromide, for the Alabama death business. 14 executions are scheduled in the USA between now and the end of the year, thanks to compounding pharmacists who have knowingly supplied department of corrections with whatever drugs were asked for in violation of medical ethics.
Alabama’s new triple cocktail includes the sedative midazolam hydrochloride, rocuronium bromide to block breathing, and potassium chloride to stop the heart. This combination, a first in the nation, as rocuronium bromide has never before been used for an execution.
Mylan’s mission statement includes a short paragraph on integrity:
“Doing what’s right is sacred to us. We behave responsibly, even when nobody’s looking. We set high standards from which we never back down. This uncompromising ethical stance helps to keep our products pure, our workers safe and the environment clean.” And it also outlines, “Do what’s right, not what’s easy.”
Now, take a look at Mylan’s logo:
“Seeing is believing”, indeed so to see if we can believe, let’s tell Mylan to stop selling any of its products to departments of corrections in the USA and implement a controlled distribution system to guarantee that its drugs will not be misused to kill people!
Seeing is believing? You bet!