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FDA Appealing Thiopental Ruling

Tom Schoenberg reports for Bloomberg:

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is appealing a federal judge's order that banned the importation of sodium thiopental and its use in executions.

The FDA, which filed a notice of appeal today in the federal court in Washington, is seeking to overturn a ruling in March favoring 21 death row inmates who challenged the agency's use of sodium thiopental, an imported drug given as anesthesia before a lethal injection is administered.

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