Another Pharmaceutical Company Protests Against the Use of Lethal Injection in Nebraska
LINCOLN – August 14, 2018
As the issue of lethal injection use (primarily – due to the extreme pain it induces) is still on the agenda in Nebraska, another pharmaceutical company has initiated a campaign against it, local media reports.
Sandoz Inc. said in court documents filed Saturday that it believes Nebraska prison officials may possess one of its drugs, which the manufacturer does not want used in Tuesday morning’s execution of Carey Dean Moore. Sandoz has filed a motion to intervene in a federal lawsuit filed late Tuesday by a different drugmaker.
Senior U.S. District Judge Richard Kopf scheduled a hearing for 10 a.m. Monday in Lincoln to consider Sandoz’s complaint.
On Friday, Kopf soundly rejected claims that prison officials had illegally obtained drugs made by the Germany-based Fresenius Kabi for use in the execution. The company filed an emergency appeal of the ruling with the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Louis.