Defense for Michael Jackson's Doctor Claims MJ Committed Suicide
|The Only Black International Mega-Star Michael Jackson|
Dr. Conrad Murray’s defense plans to show that MJ was in a weakened state during previous the tours “Bad” and “Dangerous” and required a doctor to accompany him during the rehearsals and tours. Apparently people say Jackson was frequently “dehydrated, medicated, and sleep-deprived.”
The defense's argument is that MJ became very dependent on sleep inducing drugs at these times and since the final “This Is It” tour had dozens of dates added, Michael was under immense pressure and really afraid that he would fail and let his fans down.
|The Murderer Dr. Conrad Murray|
The problem with this is that Propofol is not to be administered:
- outside of a controled environment by a hospital
- outside of the presence of an anesthesiologist present
The fact that the drug was administered outside a hospital or health-care facility is “mind-boggling,” says Dr. Kenneth Elmassian, a cardiac anesthesiologist at Michigan Regional Medical Center. “You can’t go to a pharmacist, hand a prescription over and get the drug,” he says. At the same time, he adds that any licensed physician can give the medication—though the American Society of Anesthesiologists (of which he is a board member), doesn’t recommend that doctors not trained in anesthesiology do so, because the drug is extremely dangerous.
The drug is just that deadly, IN THE EXACT WORDS OF THE MANUFACTURER. The fact that Doc Murray clearly allowed and supported Michael’s use of Propofol, by definition, makes the doctor a murderer. They also claim that MJ was "addicted" to sleep medications, namely Propofol. What is not being said is that the only way MJ could have "acquired" this addiction is via the good doctor, since only a doctor can acquire Propofol.
One in five academic anesthesiology training programs reported at least one case of abuse by physicians or other healthcare workers over the past decade, new research shows. The incidence of propofol abuse has risen fivefold over the last 10 years.
Propofol abuse shatters careers and lives—and worse. Only a few cc’s more than what’s required to put a person to sleep can trigger fatal respiratory arrest. That threat is an insufficient deterrent for determined users; 40% of residents who reportedly abused the anesthetic died from the high—the peril of propofol’s exquisitely narrow therapeutic window.
“That’s the drive to use this drug. It’s amazing,” said Paul Wischmeyer, MD, an anesthesiologist at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver. “People who have abused propofol say it’s pretty much their first-choice drug every time.”
Because propofol is such a short-acting substance, heavy abusers must inject it frequently to stay high—as many as 50 to 100 times during a using session is not unheard of, he said. Access to the drug is not a problem, as propofol is among the most widely used anesthetic agents in both hospitals and, increasingly, office settings. “It’s everywhere,” Dr. Wischmeyer said. - by Adam Marcus
Notice 40% of Propofol abusers die from the drug, and we're talking professionals who are killing themselves.
“Propofol is a medication that was invented 20 to 25 years ago for anesthesia. It’s what we call a sedative hypnotic. It puts you to sleep; it makes you forget things,” says Dr. David Kloth, past president of American Society of Interventionism Pain Physicians and current president of Connecticut Pain Society.
“It does not cause stage 4 REM sleep,” Kloth says. “Michael Jackson was unfortunately either misinformed or misunderstood ... He would actually wake unrested, because the brain did not enter the appropriate stage of sleep.”
But from the same mouth comes a condemnation that puts aside all defenses of whether or not Michael Jackson administered himself a dose or not:
The consequences for the doctor who provided Jackson with the drug are dire. According to The Associated Press, Dr. Conrad Murray allegedly admitted to police that he set Jackson up with the IV, and Kloth thinks charges of manslaughter are not inappropriate if it turns out Jackson was improperly supervised while on profonol.The doctor complains that he has to hire a bodyguard 24/7 and cannot practice medicine. The pure simple fact that the defense would even pretend that MJ could administer himself a dose is ridiculous. The fact is the doctor had him on an IV drip of Propofol. The drug is super powerful and puts you out within 2 seconds. Being on an IV drip would mean that there was no possibility that the King of Pop woke up and then administered himself another dose.
"You have given him the bullet, which he shot himself with," Kloth says. "You gave him the loaded gun and said: pull the trigger.” - by Newsweek
The doctor Conrad Murray is a murderer plain and simple.
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