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FDA Affirms Refusal to Release Texas Execution Drug Shipment

Posted/updated on: April 22, 2017 at 5:07 am

GALVESTON (AP) – Federal officials have affirmed their refusal to admit a foreign shipment to Texas prison officials of a drug the state prison system uses in its lethal-injection executions of death row inmates. In a court document filed Thursday in federal court in Galveston, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said it has made a final decision to refuse admission of the 1,000-vial shipment of sodium thiopental. That shipment was detained at Houston Bush Intercontinental Airport in July 2015. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s office has sued to free the drugs.


FDA Affirms Refusal to Release Texas Execution Drug Shipment

Posted/updated on: April 22, 2017 at 5:07 am

GALVESTON (AP) – Federal officials have affirmed their refusal to admit a foreign shipment to Texas prison officials of a drug the state prison system uses in its lethal-injection executions of death row inmates. In a court document filed Thursday in federal court in Galveston, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said it has made a final decision to refuse admission of the 1,000-vial shipment of sodium thiopental. That shipment was detained at Houston Bush Intercontinental Airport in July 2015. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s office has sued to free the drugs.


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