Monday, August 24, 2009

Michael Jackson Cause of Death Revealed

An affidavit that was filed last month in Houston as part of a search warrant application has been unsealed and reveals what has long been suspected—Michael Jackson's "cause of death was due to lethal levels of Propofol (Diprivan)."

The 32-page document includes details such as the amount of the anesthetic that was usually administered to the singer by Dr. Conrad Murray.  It also details the seven doses of four different drugs that Murray has acknowledged administering to Jackson on the morning of his death, a series that began and ended with Propofol.

In addition, the affidavit says:
A search of the residence, specifically Jackson's bedside, revealed numerous bottles of medications prescribed by Dr. Murray to Jackson, including Diazepam (Valium), Tamsulosin (Flomax), Lorazepam (Ativan) and Temazepam (Restoril). Prescription pill bottles of Clonazepam (Klonopin) and Trazodone (Desyrl), prescribed to Jackson by Dr. Metzger and a prescription bottle of Tizanidine (Zanaflex), prescribed to Jackson by Dr. Klein were also found at Jackson's bedside. According to the Physician's Desk Reference (PDR), most of these drugs have an indicated or off label use in the treatment of insomnia.
[The Smoking Gun][Los Angeles Times]

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