Cops Grill Jackson's 5 Docs in Drug Probe

By Mat Probasco,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 5, 2009 7:25 AM CDT
Medium Uri Geller, a close friend of Michael Jackson, said he tried to keep the singer from abusing painkillers and other drugs.   (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
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(Newser) – Los Angeles police are interrogating at least five doctors who treated Michael Jackson to determine whether pharmaceutical drugs found at his Holmby Hills mansion were properly prescribed. Police found "numerous bottles" of prescription medications at his home, including the dangerous painkiller Diprivan.

"It's a very dangerous drug if self-administered or administered by someone not trained in airway management and cardiac life support," said a Diprivan expert. "You need to have someone who knows what they are doing when they administer it." Some of the bottles had no labels, while others were prescribed to Jackson pseudonyms.