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LETHAL INJECTION DRUG
Drug used in Ohio execution that prompted lawsuit approved for use in Virginia
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Thursday, February 20, 2014 4:32 PM EST
Virginia's list of approved lethal injection drugs now includes one of the chemicals used in an Ohio execution that prompted a lawsuit.
The company that manufactures midazolam opposes its use for capital punishment but has been unable to stop some state prison systems from obtaining it.
Virginia prison officials did not immediately respond to questions about their decision to approve the drug.