Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer made a big announcement recently. The company will no longer allow its products to be used for executions. Pfizer was the last FDA approved supplier of lethal injection drugs so now many states including Georgia will have to get their drugs from pharmacies that are loosely regulated. These facilities are called compounding pharmacies.
We speak with Mercer University College of Pharmacy's Grady Strom about what compounding pharmacies are, how they're regulated, and the ethical debate among pharmacists about providing drugs for lethal injection.