AG says drug shortage crisis averted, for now.
State Attorney General Scott Pruitt announced Wednesday that, after a year-long effort, his office has been able to obtain 20 new doses of pentobarbital, the drug used in the lethal injection process to execute death row inmates. With an execution looming next month, the state had only one dose left. "It is essential the state be able to provide justice for victims' families and fulfill our constitutional duty to carry out sentences recommended by jurors," Pruitt said. The provider of the pentobarbital is confidential under state law.