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U.S. regulators block Texas, Arizona over import of Indian execution drug

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By Jon Herskovitz and Toni ClarkeREUTERS - A U.S. regulatory agency told Texas and Arizona that more than a thousand vials of drugs they ordered for executions in their states from India in 2015, and seized by U.S. Customs, will not be released to them, an official said on Thursday.The Food and Drug Administration notified the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and the Arizona Department of Corrections that their confiscated shipments of sodium thiopental have been refused on the basis that the detained drugs appear to be unapproved new drugs and misbranded drugs, FDA press officer Lyndsay ...

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First Published: Fri, April 21 2017. 13:32 IST
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