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Battle Over Lethal Injection Drugs In Nevada Ends

A nearly two-year court fight over drugs that Nevada obtained for an execution it never carried out has ended.

A dismissal of the case has pharmaceutical companies taking back their expired products and the state accepting refunds, with no clear decision about how a lethal injection could be carried out in the state.

The case involved drug makers who sued to keep their drugs from being used in the execution of a convict who said he wanted to die. The issue became moot after he killed himself last year in prison.

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