Nation Jul 11

A Nevada judge effectively put the execution of a two-time killer on hold Wednesday after a pharmaceutical company objected to the use of one of its drugs to put someone to death.Photo by Joe Raedle/Newsmakers via Getty Images
Nevada judge halts execution after objections from drug company

New Jersey-based Alvogen had urged the judge to block the use of its sedative midazolam, saying the state illegally secured the product through "subterfuge" and intended it for unapproved purposes. The pharmaceutical company also raised fears that the drug could…

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