Well, no. but sodium thiopental is the means for state sponsored murder. I'm glad Hospira will no longer produce it. Kudos to Italy for really living up to its belief that capital punishment is no way to increase human dignity.
The decision by Hospira of Lake Forest., Ill., was prompted by demands from Italy, which does not have capital punishment, that no sodium thiopental - which the company had planned to make at its plant outside Milan - be used for executions, officials said.