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    Posted: 04 Jul 2009 at 12:13pm
Powerful sedative Diprivan found in Michael Jackson's home

BY Rich Schapiro
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER

Updated Friday, July 3rd 2009, 12:13 PM
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Investigators discovered the powerful sedative Diprivan inside Michael Jackson's home, a law enforcement source told the Associated Press Friday.

Diprivan, an intravenous drug used in hospital operating rooms to knock out patients, is highly unusual to have in a private home.

It is also known by its generic name Propofol.

Sources told CNN Friday Jackson suffered from such a severe case of insomnia he traveled with a private anesthesiologist in the mid-1990s.

Dr. Neil Ratner regularly helped "take down" and "bring him back up" during the pop icon's HIStory tour, sources told CNN.

The revelation adds further evidence to the theory that prescription drugs played a role in the pop star's death.

A California nurse has said Jackson begged her for Propofol for months. In a phone call from one of his staffers days before his death, she became convinced he had gotten his hands on some.

Experts say the drug can lead to cardiac arrest, especially when combined with others.

Jackson, 50, died suddenly on June 25 after going into cardiac arrest inside his Bel Air estate.

Authorities have yet to determine Jackson's official cause of death, pending toxicology results.

Ratner confirmed that Jackson suffered from a massive sleep disorder, but refused to comment on any of the other allegations.

"It's really something I don't want to talk about right now," he said outside his Woodstock, New York, home Thursday.

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration is also looking into the role of drugs, two federal law enforcement sources said a day earlier.

Meanwhile, the city of Los Angeles on Friday began gearing up for a monstrous tribute to the fallen pop legend.

After days of intense speculation, a Jackson spokesman announced late Thursday a public memorial would be held Tuesday morning at the Staples Center.

Fans who want to attend the memorial in the 20,000-seat Staples Center in Los Angeles must register for free tickets, said the Jackson family's spokesman, Ken Sunshine. Details on how to do that will be announced Friday.

Although only 11,000 tickets will be available - and there will be a huge rush on them - it's expected many thousands of fans will gather outside the center and on the streets leading to the arena in a massive outpouring of sorrow.

The venue is fitting: Jackson rehearsed at the arena two days before he died.


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  Quote Ron Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Jul 2009 at 4:35pm
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I got that news today regarding Propofol in MJ home and my question is would the cardiologist that was present when MJ died licenced to administer Propofol ?
 
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Considering that cardiologists are not licensed to administer anesthesia, I would say no.
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Well I suppose we will have to wait for the lab results.  I just wonder if Propofol is used by any big stars ? and weather it should be put under a controlled drug schedule. Propofol with Pethidine not a good combination I know when I was working in Holland we gave propofol with alfentanyl and the BP surely dropped by about 40%
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