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  1. Execution drug bill sent to KasichRead the original story

    22 hrs ago | Toledo Blade

    Despite arguments that it cloaks one of the most solemn acts of government in secrecy, the Ohio House Wednesday gave final approval to a bill providing at least temporary anonymity to pharmacies that supply the state with drugs for executions. Gov. John Kasich is expected to sign House Bill 663 into law in hopes that a compounding pharmacy would be willing to make from scratch the state's execution drug of choice after its commercial European manufacturer refused to make it available for that purpose.

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  2. How the death penalty continued its slow, steady decline in 2014Read the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | The Washington Post

    The death penalty is on the decline in the United States in every conceivable category. Fewer states execute inmates, fewer executions are carried out and fewer people are sentenced to death in the first place.

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  3. Lethal injection drug bill clears Ohio LegislatureRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Madison Press

    The names of companies that provide Ohio with lethal injection drugs would be shielded under a proposal sent Wednesday to the governor. Some lawmakers have said the bill is needed to restart executions in the state.

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  4. Execution drug providers to be anonymous under new Ohio measureRead the original story

    Yesterday | Vallejo News

    Ohio lawmakers gave final approval on Wednesday to legislation allowing prison officials to keep confidential the names of pharmacies that prepare drugs used for lethal injections, in a step toward resuming executions in the state. The bill cleared the lower house of the Ohio legislature on a 58-22 vote.

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  5. Ohio House to consider lethal injection drug billRead the original story

    Wednesday | NewsandSentinel.com

    The names of companies that provide Ohio with lethal injection drugs would be shielded under a proposal the state House is poised to vote on Wednesday. Some lawmakers have said the bill is needed to restart executions in the state.

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  6. In their viewRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Crescent-News.com

    It's unconscionable for Ohio's elected officials to disregard transparency and medical ethics in order to continue executing death-row inmates.

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  7. Doctor accused of illegally prescribing over 100K oxycodone pills facing more chargesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | PennLive.com

    David A. Wait, 55, was arrested Friday amid allegations that he accepted thousands of dollars in exchange for writing illegal Oxycodone prescriptions. Dr. David A. Wait, 55, of New Cumberland is now being charged with writing illegal prescriptions for oxycodone, OxyContin, hydromorphone, Morphine and Fentanyl, in addition to the three felonies he had previously been charged with.

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  8. AG: Harrisburg doctor sold pills for cashRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 16 | ABC 27

    State prosecutors have filed new charges against a Harrisburg doctor who allegedly sold prescriptions for powerful painkillers to people who were not under his care. Dr. David Wait, 55, illegally wrote prescriptions mostly for oxycodone, but also for oxycontin, hydromorphone, morphine and fentanyl, according to a news release from the state attorney general's office.

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  9. Two Doctors Fined $5,000 Each By Med BoardRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 16 | The Hartford Courant

    The state Medical Examining Board fined a New London obstetrician $5,000 Tuesday for mistakenly cutting ligaments on the sides of a woman's uterus instead of the fallopian tubes during a tubal ligation. The board also imposed a year of probation on the medical license of Dr. Jeffrey Simpson, who made the error on March 28, 2013 at Lawrence & Memorial Hospital in New London.

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  10. Editorials from around OhioRead the original story

    Monday Dec 15 | Washington Times

    Before they went home for the year, state senators killed a phony bill that, in the guise of cleaning up toxic algae in Lake Erie, would have jeopardized the lake and otherwise threatened the state's environment. That was the right choice; doing nothing was preferable to passing the array of special-interest junk the state House had approved.

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  11. Police seize drugs and make arrest in Anglo TignishRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Dec 14 | Journal-Pioneer

    On December 11, 2014, members of the Prince District Joint Forces Operation Drug Unit and West Prince RCMP executed a Controlled Drug and Substances Act search warrant at a residence on Judes Point Road in Anglo Tignish. As a result of the search, police seized a small amount of hydromorphone and marijuana.

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  12. Watered-down death penalty bill still not acceptable: editorialRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Dec 14 | Cleveland.com

    It's unconscionable for Ohio's elected officials to disregard transparency and medical ethics in order to continue executing death-row inmates. That's what the Ohio General Assembly is on the verge of doing.

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  13. Defendant admits in court to self-medicating with marijuanaRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Dec 14 | Norwalk Reflector

    Greenwich resident Jodiah M. Moser, who was convicted of growing marijuana at his residence and has a history of psychiatric issues, said the self-medicating drug keeps him "level." "I keep my nose as clean as I can.

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  14. Senators rush death penalty billRead the original story

    Thursday Dec 11 | Tribune-Chronicle

    Ohio lawmakers on Thursday rushed to pass a lethal injection law meant to restart executions even as prosecutors who want a condemned child killer executed in February say they're confident the procedure won't happen as scheduled. The legislation will undoubtedly lead to court challenges that will make putting death row inmate Ronald Phillips to death on Feb. 11 impossible, said Brad Gessner, chief counsel for the Summit County Prosecutor's office.

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  15. Five arrested in Operation Sand StormRead the original story

    Friday Dec 12 | Tampa Bay Newspapers

    Five suspects were arrested Dec. 8 and eight are still at large as the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office and Treasure Island Police Department conclude a long-term undercover narcotics investigation dubbed Operation Sand Storm. The investigation began in July and concluded in December.

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  16. Ohio senators pass lethal injection drug billRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 11 | Cybercast News Service

    Dr. Robert Small, representing the Ohio Society of Anesthesiologists, warns state lawmakers that a pending lethal injection bill could have the unintended consequence of restricting the availability of propofol, a widely used anesthetic, on Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014, in Columbus, Ohio. Lawmakers later updated the bill to address the concerns of Small and doctors over the anesthetic.

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  17. Man fined for possessing variety of drugsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 11 | The News

    A 25-year-old Inverness County man has been handed a hefty fine for possessing illegal drugs in Pictou County. Michael Lewis MacPhail changed his pleas to guilty Thursday in Pictou Province Court on charges of possession of cannabis marijuana, hydromorphone, cocaine and cannabis resin after being arrested May 9 in Lower Barneys River.

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  18. Secrecy rules for execution-drug makers pass Ohio SenateRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 11 | Cleveland.com

    Legislation to shield the identities of small-scale execution-drug makers passed the Ohio Senate on Thursday, though not before senators added a two-year expiration date to the bill. House Bill 663, which now faces a final Ohio House vote next week, is an attempt to overcome problems that the state has had obtaining lethal-injection drugs.

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  19. Lethal injection bill headed for Ohio Senate voteRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 11 | WTOP-FM Washington

    John Ducker, president and CEO of Lake Zurich, Illinois-based Fresenius Kabi, tells state lawmakers about his concerns that a lethal injection bill could have the unintended consequence of restricting the availability of propofol, a widely used anesthetic, on Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014, in Columbus, Ohio. Lawmakers later updated the bill to address the concerns of Ducker and doctors over the anesthetic.

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  20. Prosecutor: Chances of February execution 'nil'Read the original story

    Thursday Dec 11 | NewsandSentinel.com

    Ohio is weighing changes to its lethal injection law that are meant to restart executions, but the updated law will undoubtedly lead to lawsuits that will make carrying out the next scheduled procedure on Feb. 11 impossible, a prosecutor said Thursday. The Summit County prosecutor's office is not counting on Ronald Phillips' execution happening, said Brad Gessner, the office's chief counsel.

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