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Manufacturer Of Ohio's Lethal Injection Drugs Disapproves Of Use

Records obtained by The Associated Press show that Ohio's most recent batches of lethal execution drugs were produced by a company that wants states to stop using them for capital punishment.

Supplies of a sedative and a painkiller obtained by Ohio in 2012 and 2013 are called for by the state's execution policy and resulted in a prolonged execution last month that sparked calls for a moratorium on capital punishment. The drugs purchased from Illinois-based Hospira were used in the Jan. 16 execution of Dennis McGuire. Hospira says it manufactures the drugs to enhance and save the lives of patients it serves.

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