Manufacturer wants execution drug returned

Ponca City Now - May 1, 2015 8:01 am

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – The Illinois-based manufacturer of a drug used in Oklahoma’s lethal injection process is asking the state to return any supplies it may have obtained and not to use its products to execute prisoners.

The letter obtained yesterday by The Associated Press is from the drug manufacturer Akorn. It was sent to Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt last month.

It is not clear if Oklahoma obtained its midazolam from Akorn. State officials are prohibited from revealing the drug’s source.

 

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