Nevada to execute inmate with fentanyl in U.S. first
LAS VEGAS – Critics are warning about the "very real risk of a botched execution" in what is to be the first U.S. case of capital punishment using fentanyl. With manufacturers unwilling to sell any drugs to be used in executions, Nevada's Department of Corrections quietly purchased small doses of fentanyl from Cardinal Health over several months and plans to use the prescription painkiller in combination with paralytic drug cisatracurium and sedative midazolam in the state's first execution in 12 years, scheduled for Wednesday, per the Guardian and Vice.