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2009-07-22 09:10:00

A privately hired pathologist agrees with the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office that Michael Jackson had Propofol in his system, sources told E! News. The iconic recording artist died June 25. The cause of his death is still under investigation and the results of toxicology tests conducted on his body are not expected to be released for at least another week. However, E! News quoted an insider as saying both a private autopsy commissioned by the Jackson family and an examination performed...

2009-07-17 10:34:00

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., July 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- In response to the recent media attention on Diprivan (Propofol) abuse, the Farley Center at Williamsburg Place, one of the nation's leading addiction treatment centers, has offered to provide expert consultation about this rare disorder. Omar S. Manejwala, M.D., Associate Medical Director for the Farley Center is one of a handful of physicians highly experienced in this area and has appeared nationally recently on programs such as the...

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2009-07-17 09:43:28

The Los Angeles County Coroner's office will not release the results of Michael Jackson's autopsy for another two weeks, sources told TMZ. Results of toxicology tests performed on the 50-year-old singer's body reportedly were expected to be released to the media this week or early next week. However, sources told the entertainment news Web site the announcement has been delayed two weeks because some outside consultants have not completed their analyses and the coroner does not release...

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2009-07-15 08:46:43

The Los Angeles Police Department is treating singer Michael Jackson's death as a homicide, multiple law enforcement sources told TMZ. Investigators have publicly said they are waiting for the results of toxicology tests to come back before they categorize the pop icon's June 25 death at the age of 50. However, TMZ Wednesday cited unnamed law enforcement sources as saying there is evidence use of the anesthesia Propofol was the primary reason the singer died, and the LAPD subsequently began...

2009-07-13 04:30:00

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., July 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Michael Jackson's nurse, CHERILYN LEE, stepped in front of the camera, entering households across America via top TV networks, thanks to PR Whiz Belinda Foster, President of AWJ Platinum PR. Both Lee and Foster joined forces via world media outlets strategized by PR Whiz, Foster, to set the record straight first that Jackson was not a drug addict, but rather a chronic insomniac. "After the passing of her client, Michael Jackson, Ms. Lee was...

2009-07-06 23:00:00

CORONA DEL MAR, Calif., July 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Propofol, the chemical name for Diprivan, is formulated for ONLY intravenous use. It is used for general anesthesia or sedation in operating rooms, GI suites, and intensive care units. Propofol is intended only for use under medical supervision in a medical facility with full heart and breathing monitoring. NEVER for 'at home' use. Friedberg explains Propofol can kill people just as quickly as it can put them to sleep. Propofol can tell the...

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2009-07-06 06:05:04

The attorney for one of Michael Jackson's physicians isn't discussing whether the doctor administered anesthesia to Jackson the day the U.S. pop star died. The iconic performer died June 25 of a suspected prescription drug overdose. He was 50. A public memorial is slated for Tuesday at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Edward Chernoff, the lawyer for Dr. Conrad Murray -- who was at Jackson's Los Angeles home the day he died and who has since been interviewed by police -- told TMZ the...

2009-07-04 00:15:00

CHICAGO, July 4 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to breaking news of drugs reportedly found at the scene of Michael Jackson's death, the American Society of Anesthesiologists releases the following statement: "The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA), which is made up of physicians providing professional anesthesia care, does not know the specific circumstances surrounding Michael Jackson's death. However, the ASA unequivocally maintains that Diprivan, or its generic name Propofol, is a...

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2009-07-02 12:24:46

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration has joined the investigation into Michael Jackson's death, Los Angeles law enforcement officials said. Two officials confirmed the DEA's participation, saying agents would examine several of Jackson's doctors, their medical practices and their possible sources of drugs, CNN reported Thursday. A DEA spokeswoman referred questions to the Los Angeles Police Department, which would not confirm the federal agency's involvement. We routinely offer assistance...

2009-05-28 18:54:00

Panel Votes in Favor of Use by Physician/Nurse Teams to Deliver Minimal-to-Moderate Propofol Sedation CINCINNATI, May 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Ethicon Endo-Surgery today announced that the Anesthesiology and Respiratory Therapy Devices Advisory Committee of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) voted in favor of approval of the SEDASYS(R) System for use by physician/nurse teams to administer minimal-to-moderate propofol sedation during screening and diagnostic procedures for colorectal...


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