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Lawsuit halts Okla. pharmacy from selling lethal injection drug

Oklahoma - An Oklahoma company is being blocked from selling it's lethal injection drug to prisons.

A federal judge has temporarily stopped an Oklahoma pharmacy from supplying the lethal injection drug, pentobarbital, to corrections centers.

The compounding pharmacy in Tulsa was supposed to supply the drug to the Missouri Department of Corrections for the lethal injection death of inmate Michael Taylor.

Taylor is scheduled to be executed Feb, 26. But, Taylor's attorneys have filed a lawsuit saying since the publicity of recent executions, they believe the pentobarbital that is supposed to be used would likely cause severe "ultimately inhumane pain.''

There is that potential as of right now for Taylor execution to he delayed or halted. But as of now, there is no word as of whether his execution will be delayed. A hearing is set for next Tuesday.

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