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Nevada rejects Pfizer’s demand to return execution drugs

The state of Nevada is refusing pharmaceutical company Pfizer’s demand to return a drug it manufactured and not use it in a planned lethal injection execution, a prison official said. Nevada received a letter Oct. 4 similar to one received by officials in Nebraska and reported by the Omaha World-Herald, Nevada Department of Corrections spokeswoman Brooke Keast said. The Nevada letter, obtained Friday by the Associated Press, seeks the return from the prisons pharmacy of the sedative diazepam or the opioid painkiller fentanyl made by Pfizer if they are intended for what the company calls “misuse” in an execution.

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