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Oct 01, 2018

Finding Bad Faith,” Judge Grants Injunction Preventing Nevada From Using Drug in Execution

Finding that the Nevada Department of Corrections act­ed in bad faith” to obtain the drug mida­zo­lam through sub­terfuge,” a Las Vegas tri­al court has issued a pre­lim­i­nary injunc­tion bar­ring the state from using its sup­ply of that drug in car­ry­ing out any exe­cu­tion. The 43-page rul­ing issued by Judge Elizabeth Gonzalez (pic­tured) on September 28, 2018 effec­tive­ly freezes efforts by Nevada pros­e­cu­tors to exe­cute Scott Dozier, who has waived his appeals and asked to be put to death.

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Aug 02, 2013

LETHAL INJECTION: Shortage of Drugs Leaves Texas Unsure About Future Executions

On August 1, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice announced its remain­ing sup­ply of pen­to­bar­bi­tal, used for lethal injec­tions, expires in September, and it is unsure where to obtain more. The drug’s man­u­fac­tur­er, Lundbeck, Inc., has barred dis­tri­b­u­tion to states intend­ing to use the drug in executions.

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Jul 12, 2018

Nevada Execution Halted On Claims State Obtained Execution Drug Through Subterfuge”

In response to a law­suit filed by phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal man­u­fac­tur­er Alvogen, Inc., a Clark County, Nevada District Judge has stayed the July 11, 2018, exe­cu­tion of Scott Dozier and issued a tem­po­rary restrain­ing order bar­ring Nevada from using drugs pro­duced by Alvogen to exe­cute Dozier.

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Aug 04, 2016

Pharmaceutical Companies Reiterate Opposition to Participating in Executions as States Scramble for Execution Drugs

Distribution restric­tions put in place by major phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal com­pa­nies in the United States against mis­use of their med­i­cines and export reg­u­la­tions insti­tut­ed by the European Union have made it increas­ing­ly dif­fi­cult for states to obtain sup­plies of drugs for use in exe­cu­tions. However, despite these restric­tions, some states have obtained phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal prod­ucts man­u­fac­tured by these com­pa­nies for use in lethal injections.

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Jun 21, 2011

Sister Helen Prejean Appeals to U.S. Drug Company on Behalf of Georgia Death Row Inmate

Noted author and human rights activist, Sister Helen Prejean, has released a let­ter sent to George S. Barrett, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Cardinal Health in Dublin, Ohio, ask­ing him to secure the return of drugs that may be used to exe­cute Andrew De Young in Georgia and to take every step pos­si­ble to make your actu­al prac­tices com­ply with your stat­ed busi­ness and eth­i­cal codes, includ­ing demand­ing the imme­di­ate return of the drugs and refund­ing the pur­chase price of $27,000 to The Georgia Department of Corrections.” See Sr.…