Nevada: Drug Company Sues to Stop Its Sedative from Being Used in Execution

HeadlineJul 11, 2018

And in Nevada, a pharmaceutical company has sued to stop tonight’s scheduled execution of Scott Dozier, saying the Nevada Department of Corrections illegally obtained its drug, midazolam, and that the sedative is not approved for use in executions. Nevada officials plan to use an untested three-drug cocktail, including midazolam and the painkiller fentanyl, which has never before been used in an execution in the United States. We’ll go to Nevada for more on this story later in the broadcast.

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