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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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61.

Alibaba    

46. He definitely did this to himself. The amount of people who want to ignore the facts and blame his death on doctors is incredible. If illegal drugs were prescribed or the amount of drugs prescribed is excessive, then I hope they get in trouble. However, I still think that the fault mostly lies with Jackson himself.

It sounds like he surrounded himself with enablers. That is what drug addicts do. They don't want anyone around who will try to curb their addiction.

I don't feel sorry for Michael Jackson, but I do feel sorry for his kids.

Posted at 7:50PM on Jul 14th 2009 by Crux

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BINGO!

1890 days ago
62.

GuitarG    

The sad fact is that a lot of abuser get away with their crimes. Read up on the statistics regarding child abusers and spousal abusers. Many victims are too ashamed to speak up. A lot of times - someone will speak up, but then refuse to testify. They're either in too fragile of a state or they're too scared to do so.

If my child was abused - my first thought would be whether my child would be able to endure a trial and whether they were emotionally strong enough to withstand being on the witness stand, especially knowing how nasty some defense lawyers can be.

What if your child was deeply traumatized? Would you MAKE them go through with it all? Most of you have never been in those shoes, so your proclaimations of what you would are meaningless..

Hopefully you will never have to be in those shoes -- so you can get a more accurate view on what you would or wouldn't do, if your child was molested and deeply traumatized, frightened and emotionally scarred.

1890 days ago
63.

thank you michael jackson    

just got finished listening to beat it with fergie, wanta be starting somethin with akon, the girl is mine with will.i.am, billie jean Kayne West mix, and several other MJ songs for the umphteenth time and so appreciate the music he gave us. i cant seem to shake off the fact he won't be here to give us more of this fascinating music. RIP Michael Jackson - you are the one and only King of Pop!!!

1890 days ago
64.

crystal    

47. If an alcoholic goes on a drinking binge and dies - do people blame the manufacturers of alcohol? What if someone OD's on OTC drugs, like cough syrup? Is it the drug makers fault that the person wanted to get high and abused it? Of course not.

Michael Jackson was nothing more than a perverted druggie.

the medications that were given to Michael were prescribe to him, by doctors. If your doctor gave you a fatal dosage of OTC, like cough syrup, even though you were taking it regularly, who do you think your family would blame for the fatal dose? You or the doctor?

1890 days ago
65.

Mrs Joe Jackson    

So................... what happens now? The Jackson are vultures living off the bones of a dead man..he was the onlyone who could make any money in that family. Janet lost her recording contract for lack of sales.. cancelled a tour because of some mystery ailment that made her fall off stages.
Must be a strong disease.. it affected her record sales, her ticket sales and her clothing. Everything falls around her.
Now her brother is dead.. she and the rest of them sell stories to live off of. MJ had right.. leave the family out of the will. Ha Ha.

1890 days ago
66.

Maria    

Oh Michael.. you're not really gone, are you?

1890 days ago
67.

michaela    

the maker of the Propofol is TEVA Pharmaceuticals


Teva Pharmaceuticals is an Israeli company with branches worldwide.

1890 days ago
68.

HumanNature    

FACT: There is a taped phone conversation between Evan Chandler (the alleged victim's father) and Dave Schwartz (the allged victim's stepfather) where Chandler says, "Everything's going according to a certain plan that isn't just mine... and if I go through with this, I win big time. There's no way I lose. I've checked that inside out. I will get everything I want, and they will be destroyed forever. June will lose [custody of the son]... and Michael's career will be over." This tape was played all over news networks and also on the Prime Time Live interview with Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley in 1994. It seems, however, that the media has conveniently forgotten about it.the boy had not actually made any allegations.

That all changed when Jordan father gave him a drug called sodium amytal. Under the influence of this drug, people are said to be extremely impressionable. Evan Chandler claimed he only used the drug for dental purposes and while under its influence, the boy came out with the allegations. Most medical experts agree that this is unlikely.
Evan Chandler tried to blackmail Jackson. He made a demand for $20 million but was turned away by the Jackson camp. Remember, if Michael Jackson had paid him at this point, the entire investigation would have been avoided.The settlement did NOT prevent the boy from testifying in the criminal trial. It makes no sense to say that Michael bought his silence. It was Jordan's own decision not to testify.

If Michael Jackson wanted to pay off his accuser, why didn't he do it at the very beginning? Evan Chandler made a demand for $20 million before authorities knew about the alleged abuse. If Michael wanted to buy their silence, like many people claim he did, why didn't he do it right then? Before the police trashed his home, before he was publicly humiliated, before he was subjected to a dehumanizing search of his private parts? He could have bought their silence right from the get go and avoided the whole ordeal. Instead he rejected Evan Chandler's initial demand for money. Why would a guilty man do that?

So why did Michael Jackson file a motion asking for the criminal trial to take place first if his whole plan was to pay the boy off? If the criminal trial was first, Michael wouldn't have had an opportunity to buy Jordan's silence. His actions (asking for the criminal trial to precede the civil trial) are contradictory of his alleged motives (settling the civil suit to prevent the boy from testifying against him).

1890 days ago
69.

chicken head    

take the $$$ and let the world know that MJ IS A PERV!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

49. I JUST WANT TO ASK A HONEST QUESTION TO MJ HATERS! IF YOUR CHILD OR GRANDCHILD WAS MOLESTED WOULD YOU ACCEPT MONEY OR SEND THE BASTARD TO JAIL??? I WANT HONEST RESPONSE!!!

Posted at 7:57PM on Jul 14th 2009 by HumanNature

1890 days ago
70.

ELLIE    

THANK YOU TMZ.COM FOR YOUR CLEAR AND HONEST REPORTING ON MICHAEL ,THE INVESTIGATIVE TEAMS IN L.A. ARE SOME OF THE BEST AND THE FINEST I HAVE FAITH IN THEIR ABILITY TO GET TO THE FACTS. I am sure that there was foul play,NO DOUBT IN MY MIND WHAT SO EVER, have said that since the very beggining,also,every security guard and on duty doctor at Michael's home was well aware of what Michael was eating and not eating and they were watching him slowing die and a doctor, this doctor was still administering him hospital grade medications. Also, the from many photographs of Michael his nails had become dark brown in color which meant that he wasn't receving any kind of nutrients at all a decent doctor should know this. The only new addition to Michael's enviroment of hidden deceitful persons was the evil doctor. He doesn't look very good and neither does the nanny nothing but darkness and confusion and resentment and lies surround these two,not to mention the entire group of persons at the home of Michael was surrounded by manipulators and deceivers , suspicious activity and behaviors. Michael really didn't trust any of them and had been feeling for quite sometime very unsafe in his own enviroment as well as the outside enviroment. It is a horror to see such good persons ,God-fearing and loving ,kind, gentle persons suffer. I have no sympathy for an evil person who suffers,but somtimes they are too clever and tend to be able to escape with lies,but they can't escape from karma and God's punishment and it will be on the backs and foreheads of all of the guilty persons and from what I see it will sting them one way or the other and it stings faster when the person who was hurt was very pure as Michael was . Michael was a victim of envy of the worst kind, and was surrounded by nothing but betrayal and confusion of all kinds. Where did the doctor run too by foot as he left his car there, where did he go?, what did he hide? money? Propfol? Why did the doctor place Michael on the bed and not on a hard surface to revive him as is required to implement the process of CPR. I have also read that he placed one hand underneath his back and the other hand on his chest to perform CPR, you have to feel some type of hatred or resentment or envy to treat a person like that. I had seen many interuptions in the relationship of Michael and Grace and that Grace harbors much resentment towards Michael and there were many arguments, so I wasn't surprised at all to hear that Michael had fired this hidden demon several times,it did not surprise me at all, but once he fired her he should have let her stay fried. Absolutely, nothing is right about Michael 's passing at all, so many people doing so many things at the same time to Michael for money,all was about money, a small conspiracy instigated by parties in that group to get more money,all about money the whole bad lot of them, so now they must pay for the money that they got.

1890 days ago
71.

welc ome    

I think it will be interesting to see where this batch of propofol ended. I have no doubt they will track down the culprit. It isn't that hard to do. Time consumeing yes, but BYE BYE MURRAY NICE KNOWING YA - COULDNT EVEN FIGURE OUT HOW TO DO SIMPLE CPR.
He as a cardiologist could very easily go to the hospital on rounds and swipe a bottle. Watch and see that this batch ended up where he had privliges.

1890 days ago
72.

Jenae    

In response to the question, "What as a parent would you do?", unless in that position one never really knows how they will respond. Gut reaction would be to press it, and insist on jail time. Then you might think my child has been through enough, putting him through the circus that is surrounding this particular case due to MJ's celebrity could completely destroy what is left of my child. As parents, we are to protect our children. Putting them in the spotlight, allowing them to be ridiculed, called foul names, and so on. How is that protecting them, especially after the trauma they have already endured. Think about it.

1890 days ago
73.

MyBijou    

Nice work on the DEA's part hope you get to the bottom of who , did this to Michael , we love you Michael rip

1890 days ago
74.

MY offer is    

ADULT GAYS AND MJ IS STILL IN THE MIDDLE.ARE STILL TIP TOE AROUND THE DEEPER STORY.WHAT DID TOM BARRACK AND HIS DOCTOR DO TO MJ

1890 days ago
75.

Bex    

66. just got finished listening to beat it with fergie, wanta be starting somethin with akon, the girl is mine with will.i.am, billie jean Kayne West mix, and several other MJ songs for the umphteenth time and so appreciate the music he gave us. i cant seem to shake off the fact he won't be here to give us more of this fascinating music. RIP Michael Jackson - you are the one and only King of Pop!!!

Posted at 8:26PM on Jul 14th 2009 by thank you michael jackson
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Try living in the year 2009--he hasn't made music in 15 years.....

1890 days ago
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