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Jackson's Former Doc -- Reprimanded Over Rx

7/5/2009 6:26 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Dr. Allan Metzger MIchael JacksonA doctor who has treated Michael Jackson, went on tour with Jackson and even videotaped Jackson's wedding to Debbie Rowe, was reprimanded by the Medical Board of California for writing fraudulent prescriptions for Michael's sister, Janet.

Dr. Allan Metzger received a public letter of reprimand from the Medical Board in September, 2000. The letter states, "You engaged in fraudulent medical practice based on prescriptions written for an international entertainer, using a false/fictitious name." Dr. Metzger told us the entertainer is Janet Jackson.

Dr. Metzger is a lupus specialist -- Michael Jackson reportedly had the disease. Dr. Metzger traveled with Jackson during the HIStory Tour in 1996.

Dr. Metzger told us in the late 90s, he wrote prescriptions for Janet Jackson using the name of her private chef, Ricardo Macchi. Dr. Metzger told us the prescriptions were for diuretics. He also wrote a prescription for a hepatitis B injection -- he says he wrote it because Janet was going on tour and wanted to guard against the disease. Again, the name on the prescription was Ricardo Macchi, even though it was for Janet.

Dr. Metzger told us, "I had done this for Janet for her anonymity."

Macchi sued Dr. Metzger but the Dr. says the suit was dropped and no money was paid out.

As for Michael, Dr. Metzger says, "I have not treated Michael Jackson for many years." Metzger says he has talked to Jackson on the phone over the years, even giving him medical advice. As for whether Dr. Metzger prescribed meds for Jackson, he wouldn't say: "I am not at liberty to discuss Michael's medical care." We asked if he ever prescribed meds to Michael using an alias. His response: "I have not treated him for ages." Metzger said he last spoke with Michael in April. The doctor says he talked to Jackson about the tour, his children, nutrition and hydration.

Dr. Metzger added, "I have nothing to do with this tragedy with Michael. I have not prescribed any medication in relation to what happened to him."


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J.R.    

This type of actions will continue until the Medical Boards and Feds. Start puliing these Doctors lisences' to practice and throw their butts in jail.

1886 days ago
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over 9000    

shutup murderer

1886 days ago
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mellow    

Dr. Metzger is a lupus specialist -- Michael Jackson reportedly had the disease. Dr. Metzger traveled with Jackson during the HIStory Tour in 1996.

so his discoid lupus must have been manifesting some systemic lupus symptoms ( nasal, mouth sores etc)

Blows my mind these docs are so candid about writing scripts in fake names wtf.

1886 days ago
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Proud2bBlack    

This is becoming sadder than expected.

1886 days ago
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fluffy    

I CAN HEAR THOSE CHI CHINGS NOW, THESE GUYS DESERVE TO BE IN JAIL. THEY TOOK AN INNOCENT LIFE SOMEONE HAS TO GET THESE QUACKS

1886 days ago
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Keegan    

Wow...obviously this dude didn't care about his own career...and name for that matter.. Hello!!!! What would ya think would happen writing prescriptions under aliases and for people who weren't even his patient.
One doctor's license revoked, hundreds more to go.

1886 days ago
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magentapyramid    

For every rat you see there are 50 more you don't....

1886 days ago
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Peterson32    

My psychiatrist is also a specialist in the field of Lupus in Beverly Hills and has written quite a lot about the disease. However he would never have written false prescriptions for either Jackson or anybody else. It's really unbelievable if true that Michael had tons of injection sites on his body he would be able to pass a physical. Well, I suppose that could happen but its a dead giveaway the man was a major drug addict.

If you want to blame someone, blame his father. The abuse Michael suffered he reacted to by developing an overwhelming sensitivity for children in general and for children that weren't his sometimes intensely can be blamed on that abuse. If Michael had been a bigger child he might have pushed his dad back or fought him and become a bully to other children. Why another brother wasn't more protective is kind of bizarre as well.

Michael escaped through drugs obviously and typical of many drug addicts the doses became larger and larger and with more serious drugs. And because he was popular and knew a lot of powerful people and was powerful himself no one would say no to him. Keeping him drugged was one way for those around him to get what they wanted more easily, as in reports of the private physican who would charge fans up to $20,000 for a chance to meet Michael.

1886 days ago
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sicko Lambert    

Poor Michael, he's not the only famous person that have struggled with meds and died from it... other famous people
have died from heroin overdose and who knows what...we've always loved you Michael...May you RIP, God Bless.

1886 days ago
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Joy    

these doctors make me sick they are all about lining their pockets...hope they go to jail for this!

1886 days ago
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Iskur    

And people blamed is dermatologist. Here's the real murderer!

1886 days ago
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R.J. Johnson    

Did something happen to Michael Jackson???

1886 days ago
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Party 'till you die!    

That should sure beef up his resume.....before he gets his shingle yanked! Maybe he can advise his cell mate Bubba in prison on that ugly skin disorder.

1886 days ago
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Carlo    

Hi Guys!!!

Big Love from holland..

1886 days ago
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rachelle    

Aren't you people forgetting these doctors didn't FORCE these drugs on him. They may have made them available, but Michael choose to take them.

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