Ex-Pharmacy Director Sues Nebraska Corrections Department

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

A lawsuit by the former pharmacy director for the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services says she was fired, in part, for refusing to order a lethal injection drug.

The lawsuit is the latest dust-up over the state's attempts to
secure one of three drugs used in Nebraska's lethal injection

Dianne Booker also says in her lawsuit that she was fired in
October after taking medical leave and reporting security breaches
by her superiors.

Booker says she refused to find a supply of sodium thiopental,
noting there is no Federal Drug Administration-approved distributor
and that she could lose her pharmaceutical license by getting it
from a unapproved source.

The Nebraska Attorney General's response to the lawsuit denies
all of Booker's allegations.

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