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Tue February 4, 2014
Oklahoma pharmacy seeks Missouri license
An Oklahoma compounding pharmacy linked to Missouri's new lethal injection drug is now seeking a license to do business in the neighboring state.
KWMU-FM reports that The Apothecary Shoppe of Tulsa requested licensure in both Missouri and Texas in a Jan. 13 letter to the Oklahoma State Board of Pharmacy.
Missouri laws allow the state to keep the identity of its execution drug supplier confidential, but both the public radio station and attorneys for a Missouri man put to death last week say they have used public records to identify the Oklahoma pharmacy as the supplier.
An Apothecary Shoppes spokeswoman told The Associated Press the licensing request was related to a business restructuring. She declined to discuss the company's possible role in Missouri executions.