This note argues that the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections (ODRC) should not obtain lethal injection drugs from unregulated compounding pharmacies. Ohio should only purchase drugs from an FDA-registered outsourcing facility. Part II explores the death sentence statute in Ohio and the use of compounding pharmacies. Part III compares Oklahoma's statute in conjunction with Ohio and illustrates the adverse effects by utilizing compounding pharmacies. Part IV proposes recommendations to Ohio's execution protocol. Part V provides a conclusion.
Quit the Botching, Ohio: Exploring the Flaws in the Ohio Execution Protocol and the Need for Change,
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