The Common Good
November-December 2001

Potent Quotable

by Rose Marie Berger, Susannah Hunter | November-December 2001

"Thank you for your letter expressing concern about the use of Abbott's
sodium thiopental in capital punishment procedures.

"Thank you for your letter expressing concern about the use of Abbott's sodium thiopental in capital punishment procedures. Abbott markets sodium thiopental solely for use as an anesthetic agent. Employment of the drug in capital punishment procedures is clearly outside of the usage approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration."

-from Abbott Laboratory's public affairs office to a concerned citizen.

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