Judge delays Nevada execution after drug company objects to use of its drug

Getting a Little Too Damn Sensitivity 


A condemned killer received an 11th-hour reprieve on Wednesday after pharmaceutical company Alvogen sued to block the use of one of its drugs in his lethal injection. A judge ordered a stay of execution after Alvogen argued that the Nevada Corrections Department had obtained the sedative midazolam unlawfully, and that using the product in the three-drug execution protocol would cause “irreparable injury to Alvogen, its reputation, and its goodwill.” Nevada corrections officials switched to midazolam last week to replace expired prison supplies of another sedative, diazepam.

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