HANDS OFF CAIN: MINISTER FRATTINI ACTS ON PENTOTAL
December 20, 2010: "We take satisfaction in the commitment by minister Franco Frattini to stop the Pentotal produced in Italy ending up in American jails to be used in lethal injection," a note by Hands Off Cain secretary Sergio D'Elia and Radical parliamentarian and Hands Off Cain treasurer Elisabetta Zamparutti said.
For the two radical exponents, "it now concerns the formal commitment between the Italian authorities and the pharmaceutical company Hospira in Liscate, in the sense that there is Italian authorisation that Hospira's contracts of sale must clearly state that the use of the product is only allowed in hospitals and excludes the practice of lethal injection." This is what the motion presented to the Chamber by Elisabetta Zamparutti and signed by members of all political groups asks for, the vote on which is scheduled for Wednesday. (Source: Adnkronos, 20/12/2010)