Latest propofol Stories

2009-08-25 08:10:00

Michael Jackson's personal physician waited 82 minutes to call 911 after he discovered the U.S. pop star stopped breathing, a police affidavit said. Jackson died June 25 at the age of 50. His death reportedly is being classified by authorities as a homicide. Dr. Conrad Murray, Jackson's personal doctor, is quoted in law-enforcement documents as saying he had treated the entertainer for insomnia during the six weeks before his death by administering the anesthesia propofol and other...

2009-08-24 18:52:24

The Los Angeles County coroner's office has ruled the death of pop icon Michael Jackson was a homicide, KNBC-TV, Los Angeles, reported Monday. The report cited a law enforcement official whose name was not reported. It came the same day as court documents unsealed in Houston indicated lethal levels of the anesthesia propofol were found during an autopsy of Jackson's body. Jackson died June 25 of cardiac arrest at age 50. Jackson family members issued a statement after word of the coroner's...

2009-08-24 16:06:21

Lethal levels of the anesthesia propofol were found during an autopsy of U.S. singer Michael Jackson's body, court papers said. Jackson died June 25 of cardiac arrest at the age of 50. The official cause of his death has not been released as the circumstances remain under investigation. The Los Angeles Times said a search warrant affidavit unsealed Monday in Houston quoted Jackson's personal doctor, Conrad Murray, as telling detectives with the Los Angeles Police Department he had been...

2009-08-13 14:33:13

Michael Jackson's doctor left the U.S. pop singer drugged and alone on the morning Jackson died, people familiar with the investigation said. Three people with knowledge of the investigation into Jackson's death said Dr. Conrad Murray legally acquired the operating room drug propofol from a Las Vegas pharmacy and administered it to Jackson to treat his insomnia, the Los Angeles Times reported Thursday. The investigation indicated he left Jackson alone for a time, and when he returned he...

2009-08-07 09:45:46

A drug allegedly administered to Michael Jackson before his death needs to be classified as a federally controlled substance, some U.S. doctors say. Propofol, a drug used to sedate patients before surgery, is being abused by an increasing number of people because it is easily available, several doctors told The New York Times in a story reported Friday. For example, a 2007 survey of the country's 126 anesthesiology resident training programs found 71 percent did not secure propofol in a...

2009-07-29 22:02:39

Los Angeles County Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter says the results of the autopsy conducted on singer Michael Jackson won't be released until next week. The coroner's office previously said it expected to announce the cause of the 50-year-old performer's death this week. Jackson died June 25 and investigators reportedly have been interviewing his doctors about his medical history and prescription drug use. Authorities reportedly are looking into whether the popular pop singer's personal...

2009-07-28 08:44:17

Michael Jackson's personal physician told police in Los Angeles he gave Jackson Propofol the day the singer died, law enforcement sources told TMZ. Jackson died at age 50 on June 25 after suffering cardiac arrest. The exact cause of his death is still being determined. Police reportedly have interviewed Conrad Murray, Jackson's private doctor, and searched his offices during the course of their investigation into the recording artist's death. TMZ cited unnamed law enforcement sources as...

2009-07-27 19:36:06

Michael Jackson's personal physician administered a strong drug investigators think killed the U.S. pop star, a source told CNN Monday. Dr. Conrad Murray, a doctor hired by the company that was producing a series of Jackson concerts, was at the Los Angeles home where Jackson was staying when he died June 25. Citing a source close to the Jackson family that it said had knowledge of the investigation, CNN reported authorities Murray administered the drug to Jackson before the singer died. Law...

2009-07-24 08:45:59

The Los Angeles County Coroner's office will almost certainly list the cause of singer Michael Jackson's death as homicide, law enforcement sources told TMZ. Jackson died June 25 after going into cardiac arrest at his Los Angeles home. The results of tests performed on the 50-year-old entertainer's body are to be released next week. The expectation of a likely homicide ruling is based on a draft of the autopsy report, as well as what is being described as clear evidence that natural,...

2009-07-22 11:46:00

OAK BROOK, Ill., July 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- SedationFacts.org, a web site for practicing gastroenterologists, gastroenterology nurses and gastroenterology fellows, announces enhanced site content addressing policies and conditions related to Non-anesthesiologist Administered Propofol (NAAP). NAAP describes the administration of propofol by a registered nurse under the direction of a physician, or by a physician or nurse other than an anesthesia professional. Propofol represents an...

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