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Scott Raymond Dozier’s execution was temporarily halted after a judge sided with pharmaceutical manufacturer Alvogen.

“In the past, states with the death penalty typically used a cocktail of drugs that included sodium thiopental for lethal injection” writes Ryan Grenoble for huffingtonpost.com. New Jersey-based pharmaceutical manufacturer Alvogen filed an emergency lawsuit Tuesday, stating in court filings it doesn’t want its sedative midazolam used in “botched” executions.A Nevada judge has temporarily halted an execution, siding with a pharmaceutical company that filed suit over the state’s plan to use an experimental three-drug cocktail for the lethal injection.Even if, as has happened before with these experimental injections, the drug combination…

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Nevada judge stalls execution after company objects to use of its drug

“The pharmaceutical company raised concerns that the drug could lead to a botched execution, citing cases that seemingly went awry elsewhere around the country” writes Associated Press for theguardian.com. A third company, Pfizer, last year demanded Nevada return the third drug intended for use in the execution, the powerful opioid fentanyl.A Nevada judge effectively put the execution of a two-time killer on hold on Wednesday after a pharmaceutical company objected to the use of one of its drugs to put someone to death.The previous challenge, filed last year by a…

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Nevada condemned killer set to die as legal fight over execution drug is waged

“Nevada corrections officials revised their lethal injection protocol last week, saying they were switching to midazolam, implicated in botched executions in other states, to replace expired prison supplies of diazepam” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. Hours before the execution is scheduled, a state judge will hold a hearing on a request by the drug maker Alvogen Inc. to stop the Nevada Department of Corrections from using its sedative midazolam in its three-drug execution cocktail. Source: 95kqds.com Share This:

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The lack of security guarantees of Spectre-V1 mitigations

“Spectre and Meltdown opened the Pandora box of a new class of speculative execution attacks that defeat standard memory protection mechanisms” writes Oleksii Oleksenko for sigarch.org. These attacks are not theoretical, they pose a real and immediate security threat, and have been reportedly exploited by cybercriminals. Source: sigarch.org Share This:

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IS Prime Launches Execution Services for Forwards and NFDs

“The Prime of Prime and execution services provider is launching the new service in response to growing demands from its institutional client base” reports financemagnates.com. Over the past 4 years, IS Prime has continually offered execution services as well as an array of liquidity solutions.IS Prime announced this Monday that it is launching an execution facility for forwards and non-deliverable forwards.The firm’s co-founder, Jonathan Brewer, also told Finance Magnates last year that the firm was looking to develop its “technology and service offering.” Another key figure within the company, Raj…

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Too frail for death row? Texas inmate seeks execution reprieve

“In recent years, death row inmates were just as likely to die awaiting execution as they were to be executed” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. More than 40 percent of U.S. death row inmates are 50 years of age or older, according to U.S. data and the nonprofit Death Penalty Information Center.Last year, 24 death row inmates across the country died in prison awaiting execution, mostly due to natural causes, while 23 inmates were executed, according to data compiled by Reuters.Ohio also called off the execution of convicted murder…

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Tapestry shares plummet 11% after Coach and Kate Spade parent cites problems at Stuart Weitzman

“Tapestry Inc. shares were taking a beating Tuesday, after the company said problems plaguing the Stuart Weitzman brand will continue through the year” writes Tonya Garcia for marketwatch.com. The production and execution problems at Stuart Weitzman had a few negative effects, said Neil Saunders, managing director at GlobalData Retail.The company announced the $2.4 billion Kate Spade deal in May 2017. Source: marketwatch.com Share This:

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Analyst who nailed Twitter’s sell-off just upgraded the stock to buy

“MKM Partners’ Rob Sanderson downgraded Twitter in June 2015 shortly before the stock would be cut in half on disappointing user growth and advertising revenue” writes John Melloy for cnbc.com. But now he is positive, upgrading the stock to buy from neutral on Friday with a note titled, “Twitter is Here to Stay and Still Has Mass Market Potential.”. Sanderson also set a $40 12-month price target on the stock, 27 percent higher than where it closed on Thursday. Source: cnbc.com Share This:

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Alabama set to execute 83-year-old convicted bomber

“(Reuters) – Alabama is set on Thursday to execute an 83-year-old convicted pipe-bomb killer who could be the oldest person put to death in the modern era of U.S. capital punishment” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. The execution of Walter Moody is planned for 6 p.m. at the William C. Holman Correctional Facility in Atmore.The execution was called off while Hamm was on a death chamber gurney and medical staff could not place a line for the lethal injection. Lawyers for Hamm called on the state not to try…

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