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Missouri Execution Drug Source Raises Concerns06:37

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The governor of Missouri has adopted a controversial execution method for inmates on death row. The state is using pentobarbital, a sedative commonly used by veterinarians to euthanize animals.

Investigations by St. Louis Public Radio and the Beacon have revealed that the state is buying the drug from a compounding pharmacy in Oklahoma. The pharmacy isn't regulated by the FDA or licensed in Missouri, raising ethical, as well as legal, questions.

St. Louis Public Radio reporters Chris McDaniel and Véronique LaCapra join Here & Now's Sacha Pfeiffer.

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This segment aired on January 13, 2014.

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