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Anesthesia in Jackson Case Tracked

7/14/2009 7:35 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

We've learned several pharmaceutical companies have been contacted by the DEA in the Michael Jackson case and we're told authorities are getting closer to identifying which person may have supplied the powerful anesthetic Propofol that appears to have killed the singer.

Sources tell us law enforcement found vials of Propofol in Michael Jackson's house after he died. The vials all have lot numbers. We're told several days ago the DEA contacted Teva Pharmaceuticals -- which manufactured one of the vials found at the house -- to determine who purchased it.

Teva sells Propofol to medical distributors, who then turn around and sell the vials to hospitals and doctors.

And, law enforcement sources say, the DEA also contacted other manufacturers of Propofol from the other vials found in Jackson's home.

Here's the problem. Although every vial has a lot number, the vials are not marked individually. There are thousands of vials in a lot. So the DEA and LAPD are trying to hone in on the culprit but, we're told, it's no easy task.


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151.

J    



TMZ, Can we please read about something else, besides Michael Jackson?

1840 days ago
152.

angeleyes    

All this publicity about Dr. Klein is going on but where is Dr. Murray? The doctor who was with Michael when he died - obviously he's the one who gave Michael whatever drugs killed him - so why is there no further word on where he is?

1840 days ago
153.

Alibaba    

132. 130. 121. TOO BETTY BOOP--- CAN YOU EXPLAIN BOOP? BOOP JUST ABOUT EXPLAINS IT ALL. YOU ARE STREET TRASH JUST AS YOUR NAME SOUNDS AND YOU CHOSE THAT NAME EASILY BECAUSE THAT IS YOUR TYPE OF NATURE. I DON'T TALK TO STREET TRASH AND YOU NEED TO LEARN THAT NOW . I WILL NO LONGER BE ANSWERING ANY OF YOUR COMMENTS. PLEASE GO AWAY

Posted at 9:26PM on Jul 14th 2009 by ELLIE>>

Your ignorance shows no bounds. LMAO!

Posted at 9:46PM on Jul 14th 2009 by BettyBoop

I would rather boink BettyBoop then Ellie May.... ewwwwwwwwwwww

Posted at 9:48PM on Jul 14th 2009 by to little>>

Poo poo poopty doop! ;)

1840 days ago
154.

Sofia    

Does TMZ know that Teva pharm has recalled propofol because it contained a toxin. That just happened today in conjuction with FDA

1840 days ago
155.

chicken head    

well well ELLIE -- shame on you-- sorry but karma did kill MJ-- for feeling little boys balls -- he died for that- thats why he took drugs to stop the guilt !!

I CAN PROMISE ALL OF YOU IN THIS FORUM, THAT LIARS AND KARMA ARE REAL AND IT GET ALL OF YOU AND ALL OF THE GUILTY ONES WHO HURT MICHAEL.

Posted at 10:10PM on Jul 14th 2009 by ELLIE

1840 days ago
156.

Alibaba    

141. TO-- ALLENTOWN AND BETTY BOOP-- SINCE YOU ARE WRITING IN ALL CAPS

Posted at 10:20PM on Jul 14th 2009 by ELLIE

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I don't write in all caps. It is rude in cyberland and is considered yelling. Have some class. You my dear are writing in all caps. You're not this ignorant out on the street are you? I bet you are.

1840 days ago
157.

50    

Please To meet you hope you guessed my name but whats puzzlin you is the nature of my game

1840 days ago
158.

Justice    

(CNN) -- Two tainted lots of a generic version of a drug reportedly taken by Michael Jackson have been recalled by the drug maker. The CDC issued a health advisory Monday, saying two lots of a generic version of the drug had tested positive for endotoxin, a contaminant. The drug maker, Teva Pharmaceuticals, voluntarily recalled the lots.

http://www.cnn.com/2009/HEALTH/07/14/jackson.drug.recall/index.html

1840 days ago
159.

HumanNature    

You hate someone whom you really wish to love, but whom you cannot love. Perhaps he himself prevents you. That is a disguised form of love.” - Sri Chinmoy

“You cannot hate other people without hating your self” - Oprah Winfrey

“It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for something you are not.” - Andre Gide

“Hatred paralyses life; love releases it. Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life; love illuminates it.” - Dr. King

PEACE!!!!!!

1840 days ago
160.

Alibaba    

168. Obviously TMZ is biased more than the major tv stations removing topics without knowledge as to the truth behind the topics. Pretty sad when a news any type site claims to be of a news worthy need to get the news out there can't leave truth in posts with factual evidence. Talk about a rip. TMZ just as bad as doctors or anyone else hiding the truth. Remove this post too. keep copies of everything or i it because I can rock your site with the real truth about the Michael Jackson saga? Or who is paying you to have the posts removed? hello Or is it because I sign my name with my website and you are afraid the truth will come out through the people clicking on the site link? FREEDOM ROCKS NOT TMZ Elizabeth Vitale http://www.elizabeth-vitale.com

Posted at 11:05PM on Jul 14th 2009 by elizabeth

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This makes about as much sense as your blog. Can I say drivel?

1840 days ago
161.

pushers with degrees    



Yeah, these are the same cops that are investigating the MJ case. They can't even find a leak in the dept.

IF they EVER charge some Docs, good luck finding an impartial jury. This story is all over the world 24/7.
Mark my words. Accidental death by overdose. And nobody gets charge. The pushers with degrees will live tp kill more and more people.

1840 days ago
162.

too sad    

track it down to arnie klien

1840 days ago
163.

MJS    

I just think it is really sad that there are doctors out there who will do anything if the price is right. Yes, Michael wanted the drugs, yes Michael wanted all the plastic surgery, but these doctors who gave in to him should lose their licenses, at the very least, and better yet, jailed! Where are their ethics, integrity, morals, and obligation to uphold the hippocratic oath they were sworn to?

1840 days ago
164.

Real    

The drugs were administered via illegal means and Michael Jackson OBTAINED the drugs via illegal means. He was an adult and chose his own fate.

1840 days ago
165.

PolarBear    

Good. Track it from both ends of the money and materials trails. In the middle will be at least three miserable entities: 1) a dead guy, 2) at least one doctor, 3) the rest of the connections.

They're bad, They're bad, no more, propofol

1840 days ago
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