Lethal Injection Drug from Naari AG Held by Nebraska is Recalled

Published: May 10, 2012

A Swiss pharmaceutical company has issued a voluntary recall of a lethal injection drug held by Nebraska, but state officials said Wednesday they won't return the drug and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says it won't enforce the company's decision. Naari AG asked Nebraska officials to quarantine its supply of sodium thiopental and return it to the company or the FDA. The company said in a recall letter that the product was "illegally diverted from the company's supply chain" and has been outside of the company's control.

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