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ODRC Trying To Get Drug That Could Reverse Lethal Injection Process If Necessary

State of Ohio

The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction is trying to obtain a drug that could reverse the lethal injection process if needed. Department director Gary Mohr says a request to use the drug would come if executioners weren't confident the first of three drugs would render a prisoner unconscious. Mohr said in federal court testimony he would inform Governor John Kasich and ask for a reprieve at that point. Flumazenil is used to reverse the effects of midazolam, when that drug causes reactions in patients.

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