Sedative Is At Center of Death Penalty Controversies

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When chemist Armin Walser helped invent a sedative more powerful than Valium more than 40 years ago, he thought his team’s concoction was meant to make people’s lives easier, not their deaths. Decades after the drug, known as midazolam, entered the market, a product more often used during colonoscopies and cardiac catheterizations has become central to executions and the debate that surrounds capital punishment, the New York TimesWant to read more? Please subscribe to The Crime Report!