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As Doc Snoozed, Aide Killed Jacko With Demerol: Source

Doctor was asleep as fatal dose was given

(Newser) - In the race to figure out what—and who—killed Michael Jackson, the Sun declares itself the winner. A source tells the British tabloid that at Jackson's request, an aide gave him Demerol “but it was too soon after receiving the anesthetic” Propofol earlier in the day from Dr.... More »

Jackson Doc Not Licensed to Prescribe Meds in Calif.

(Newser) - Michael Jackson's personal doctor lacks a license to prescribe controlled medicines in California, federal authorities tell Fox News. Conrad Murray didn't register with the DEA in the singer's home state, officials say, meaning it would have been illegal for him to prescribe or administer Demerol, OxyContin, or even strong cough... More »

Jackson Doc Stonewalls on Dangerous Surgery Drug

(Newser) - The doctor with Michael Jackson the night he died is stonewalling questions about whether he provided the singer with the dangerous anesthesia Propofol, reports TMZ. The attorney for Dr. Conrad Murray has denied that the physician gave Jackson OxyContin or Demerol. But as for the Porpofol found in Jackson's home,... More »

Jackson Drug Cocktail: 3 Painkillers, 2 Anti-Depressants

Star was on powerful mix of narcotics, painkillers

(Newser) - The Sun gets the details on the potentially lethal cocktail of prescription drugs Michael Jackson was on in the months before his death. Jackson took addictive narcotic painkillers Demerol and Diluadid daily, the Sun's sources say, and had recently added Vicodin to the mix. He also took a muscle relaxant... More »

No Evidence of Demerol Injection: LAPD

(Newser) - Authorities have seen no evidence that Michael Jackson was injected with the painkiller Demerol before his death, a detective tells the Los Angeles Times. The widely reported claims “are coming from outside the investigation,” he said today. Meanwhile, Jackson’s doctor, Conrad Murray, has returned to the city... More »

Cops Can't Find Jackson's Doctor

Physician reportedly gave singer an injection before he died

(Newser) - Michael Jackson's doctor has apparently gone AWOL, TMZ reports. Authorities want to interview him but can't find him, sources say. Cops towed his BMW from Jackson's house last night. One source says the doctor gave Jackson an injection, possibly of the morphine-like drug Demerol, before he died. The LA coroner,... More »

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