(AP Photo/Pat Sullivan, File)
(AP Photo/Pat Sullivan, File)

A pharmacist's association makes an ethical stand on lethal injection drugs.

FOX News Radio's Tonya J. Powers has more.

Lethal injection drugs for executions are becoming harder to get.

On Monday, delegates at the American Pharmacists Association's annual meeting made a stand, and are now officially discouraging members from providing drugs for use in executions.

While the group doesn't have the legal authority to bar its more than 62,000 members from selling execution drugs, its policies set pharmacists' ethical standards.

Pharmacists now join doctors in having national groups with ethics codes that restrict members from participating in executions.

Some states are turning to alternative methods. Tennessee has approved the use of the electric chair, and Utah has reinstated the firing squad as backup methods.

Tonya J. Powers, FOX News Radio.