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Nevada Releases Records On Sedative To Be Used In Execution

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada prison officials have released records about where and when a sedative was obtained for use in an execution next week.

Records released Friday show midazolam slated for use in Scott Raymond Dozier's lethal injection next Wednesday was purchased in May from the state's regular pharmaceutical distributor, Cardinal Health and manufactured by Alvogen.

Midazolam has been blamed for problem executions in recent years in several other states.

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Alvogen says on its website that it opposes the drug's use in executions.

Cardinal Health didn't immediately respond to messages.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada points to Arizona's decision to stop using the drug after a 2014 lethal injection that took nearly two hours to kill Joseph Rudolph Wood.

ACLU spokesman Wesley Juhl says the organization is reviewing the Nevada records.

The execution is Nevada's first since 2006.