September 8, 2014
The July 23 execution of double-murderer Joseph Wood Jr. took almost two hours with a combination of drugs other than pentobarbital, a process that left Wood gasping for air as he was dying, witnesses said. (Photo courtesy the Arizona Department of Corrections)
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The Drug Enforcement Administration on Thursday renewed the Arizona Department of Corrections' registration to import pentobarbital, the drug of choice for executions in states that allow lethal injection.