Robert Small


Dr. Robert Small, representing the Ohio Society of Anesthesiologists, warns state lawmakers that a
pending lethal injection bill could have the unintended consequence of restricting the availability of
propofol, a widely used anesthetic, on Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014, in Columbus, Ohio. Lawmakers later
updated the bill to address the concerns of Small and doctors over the anesthetic. In a measure also
before the Senate Criminal Justice Committee Wednesday, companies providing Ohio with lethal injection
drugs would have their names shielded for at least 20 years, under a bill scheduled for a possible vote
that lawmakers say is needed to restart executions in the state.

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