Nevada prison illegally bought execution drugs, pharma company alleges

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Alvogen says the sedative midazolam, to be used in execution of Scott Dozier, was obtained through subterfuge

A multinational pharmaceutical company has accused the heads of Nevada’s prisons and health departments of conspiring to illegally buy one of its drugs to use in an execution on Wednesday.

A federal judge has called a hearing just hours before the killing is due to take place to listen to a demand by the drug manufacturer Alvogen for a block on the use of its sedative, midazolam, in putting to death Scott Dozier for murder.

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