Another supply chain contaminated for profit
No, not the food chain with salmonella, but the anesthetic supply chain with toxic materials. That's why there's a shortage.
Izvestia's story focuses on the resulting hold-up in lethal injections -- and boy, is that a tell for what elite opinion makers consider important -- but what about people undergoing major surgery where their anesthesiologist has to substitute chemicals that aren't their first choice?
NOTE Acupuncture? Well, maybe. Of course, it's hard to execute prisoners with acupuncture, so there's that.