EU reg to halt export of death penalty drug

European drug officials are spreading cheer to U.S. death row inmates. A regulation that goes into effect tomorrow fortifies the decision already made by some EU drug suppliers individually: It prohibits the export of thiopental for use in executions. But you know the pharma supply chain. Nebraska officials just got hold of some of the drug "via a middleman," to the outrage of manufacturer Naari in Switzerland. CEO Prithi Kochhar wants it returned. Story