Texas gets new batch of drug used in executions after supply ran short

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Posted: Mar 25, 2015 4:24 PM

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Texas has received a new supply of the drug it uses in lethal injections after its supply ran short, prison officials said on Wednesday.

"The Texas Department of Criminal Justice has obtained a new supply of pentobarbital, which will allow the agency to carry out executions that are scheduled for the month of April," spokesman Jason Clark said in a statement.

(Reporting by Jon Herskovitz; Editing by Peter Cooney)