Here are the letters from Schüberg to Scott:
May 16, 2011
The Honorable Rick Scott, State of Florida, The Capitol, 400 S. Monroe St., Tallahassee, FL, 32399-0001
Dear Governor Scott,
Lunbeck understands that the state of Florida has decided to use our product Nembutal® (pentobarbital sodium injection, USP) for the purpose of capital punishment. We are adamantly opposed to the use of Nembutal to execute prisoners because it contradicts everything we are in business to do — provide therapies that improve people's lives.
Given our strong opposition to this misuse of our product, we previously sent a letter to the Florida Department of Corrections urging it to refrain from using Nembutal for the purpose of capital punishment. The Florida Department of Corrections has not responded to our letter and we therefore request that you take immediate action to stop the use of Nembutal as a means to end lives.
After exploring several potential means of restricting the distribution of Nembutal, we've learned that we simply cannot control how licensed healthcare professionals use this or any pharmaceutical product in the United States. The only potentially effective action we can take is to appeal to you and urge that Florida refrain from using our product for a purpose that severely contradicts Lundbeck's mission to provide therapies that help improve people's lives.
Thank you for your serious consideration of this matter.
Staffan Schüberg, President, Lundbeck, Inc.