Nebraska execution: Carey Dean Moore becomes first inmate on death row killed using fentanyl

Nebraska execution: Carey Dean Moore becomes first inmate on death row killed using fentanylNebraska has become the first US state to use the powerful synthetic opioid fentanyl in a lethal injection after a federal three-judge panel denied a drug company’s request to stop the execution over concerns the state had acquired the drug illegally. The execution of Carey Dean Moore marks the first execution in the state since 1997, and the use of the prescription drug in the process comes as pharmaceutical companies across the country look to take legal action against states attempting to use their products in executions. Moore had been serving prison time since 1980, when he was convicted of two first degree murders and given the death penalty.


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Nebraska Prepares To Carry Out First Execution Using Fentanyl

  1. Nebraska Prepares To Carry Out First Execution Using Fentanyl  NPR
  2. NDCS announcement regarding Moore execution | NDCS – Nebraska Department of Correctional Services  Nebraska Department of Correctional Services – Nebraska.gov
  3. Fast moving developments on Nebraska’s death penalty  NET Website
  4. Drug companies don’t want to be involved in executions, so they’re suing to keep their drugs out  Washington Post
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Nevada execution blocked after drugmaker protests use of its sedative

Nevada execution blocked after drugmaker protests use of its sedativeAlvogen Inc, which said the Nevada Corrections Department had obtained the sedative midazolam illegitimately, won a court order barring it from being administered to Scott Dozier in the state’s newly devised and untested three-drug execution protocol. Another judge formally issued an indefinite stay of the execution. Alvogen was the second U.S. drugmaker since last year to take legal action against a state using one of its products to administer capital punishment, saying the brand would be tarnished by association with the process of putting people to death.


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