Nevada judge stalls execution after company objects to use of its drug

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Nevada execution blocked after firm objects to use of its drug state allegedly obtained via 'subterfuge

- japantimes.co.jp
11 Jul 2018
Alvogen's midazolam was substituted in May for Nevada's expired stock of diazepam, commonly known as Valium. The drug is intended to render the inmate unconscious. Nevada's new execution protocol also calls for the use of fentanyl to slow the inmate's breathing and cisatracurium to stop his breathing.

Hours before execution, judge in pharma company suit halts use of drug

11 Jul 2018
The pharmaceutical company urged a judge to block the use of midazolam, saying the state of Nevada obtained the product through "subterfuge" for unapproved purposes. Dozier has insisted he wants to be executed and doesn't care if it's painful. The ruling effectively put the execution on hold.
- cbsnews.com

Pfizer Reverses Drug Price Hikes After Call with Trump and HHS Secretary

- breitbart.com
11 Jul 2018
Pfizer Chairman and CEO Ian Read took the call with Trump Tuesday and subsequently announced the deferral of the July 1 price increases. The company agreed to make the deferral while the Trump administration works on President Trump's blueprint to lower drug prices and improve healthcare for patients.

Nevada Judge Postpones Lethal Injection With Hours To Spare At Request Of Drug Company

11 Jul 2018
Clark County District Court Judge Elizabeth Gonzalez issued an order on Wednesday morning that halted the execution of convicted murderer Scott Raymond Dozier scheduled for that evening, reported the Associated Press . The state could appeal to the Nevada Supreme Court by teleconference on Wednesday afternoon. (RELATED: Trump Delays Pfizer's Promised Drug Price Increases)
- dailycaller.com

Nevada judge halts execution after objections from drug company

- pbs.org
11 Jul 2018
A second pharmaceutical company, Sandoz, also raised objections at Wednesday's hearing to the use of one of its drugs -- the muscle-paralyzing substance cisatracurium -- in Dozier's execution. But the company did not immediately ask to formally join Alvogen's lawsuit.
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