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Drugmakers object to use of products in Nebraska execution


August 3, 2018

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Two more pharmaceutical companies are objecting to Nebraska's use of lethal injection drugs that may have come from them as the state prepares to execute its first inmate in nearly 21 years.

Representatives of Sandoz Inc. and Hikma Pharmaceuticals sent letters late last month urging state officials to return their drugs for a refund or provide assurances they won't be used in executions.

Company spokespeople said Thursday they have not confirmed whether Nebraska's corrections department has obtained their products. It's also not clear whether they'll pursue a legal ch...

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