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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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Video on vitilago and showing the progression of the disease on Michael:

1906 days ago


Drug addicts are going to get their drugs with or without a doctor's prescription. MJ had the money to get his fix on the black market. I wish he would have so we didn't have to hear about this sh*t constantly.

1906 days ago

barry Gordy is genius    


1905 days ago


Psychiatry Kills.

1903 days ago


the docktershould of not did this but if michael dint ask he wount of got it ... the dockter just fell asleep and we all lost.. someone needs to put all the big names stars overdoseing on drugs and maybe the dockters will do the right thing .. what is it going to take were only here for a 100 years or less we dont need any help from dockters and drug dealers do something tmz

1879 days ago


dockter just fell asleep he new he was doing wrong helping a star go dim tmz needs to do a big show on all the stars that od on drugs and keep on doing it maybe these dockters and drug dealers will quite doing this soon their will be a nouther star gone so help someone has to start and keep it up .. no tv station wants to show this no money in it life is so short and it is just not that bad

1879 days ago

susan mehaffey    

I use to work as a R.N. in hopsitals,etc. and that wide eyed look on a dead person strongly suggests a heart attack that is so painful, the patient literally can not help but hold his breathe until death does he part.I still have alot questions and the doctor should have been bedside him at all times,or at least with monitors that could warn vital signs diminishing,or heart rate going into arrythmias.Perhaps the cardiac infarct is what did him in and after 4 hours of no oxygen,life can not be sustained.There is an occasional scenerio where a child is in frozen water and he lives after submerged 20 minutes.

1090 days ago
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