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Pharmaceutical firm bans drug sales for lethal injections

WASHINGTON (CNS): “Pfizer makes its products to enhance and save the lives of the patients we serve. Consistent with these values, Pfizer strongly objects to the use of its products as lethal injections for capital punishment,” said a March 28 statement by the big pharmaceutical company, made public on May 13.

Karen Clifton, executive director of the Catholic Mobilising Network to End the Use of the Death Penalty, hailed the action.

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