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Changes May Come to Neb. Lethal Injection Protocol Due to Scarce Drug

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Attorney General Jon Bruning reported that state officials have discussed changes to Nebraska's lethal injection protocol.

The changes may come now that a key drug in the cocktail has become increasingly scarce.

Bruning said he would support a change to ensure that the state can carry out executions.

The state's three-drug protocol calls for a dose of sodium thiopental to render an inmate unconscious, followed by two other drugs.

Sodium thiopental has become nearly impossible to buy and Nebraska's supply expires in December.

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