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Jackson Doc's Interest in Sleeping Disorders

7/24/2009 1:44 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Michael Jackson and Dr. Conrad MurrayAn interesting turn in the Michael Jackson investigation. Several items were seized at Dr. Conrad Murray's Houston office -- "Pamphlets on Sleep Center."

We're told Jackson may have taken the powerful anesthesia Propofol the day he died because he couldn't sleep. Police believe Dr. Murray may have administered the drug.

The Sleep Center is located near Doctor's Hospital in Houston. Dr. Murray was suspended from Doctor's Hospital -- the administrator tells us he believes the doctor was suspended for not completing medical records in a timely fashion.

As for Dr. Murray's affiliation with the Sleep Center -- a rep from the company hung up when we told them we were TMZ.

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Cootie    

Just to remain as fair and as impartial as possible. Many doctors do give referrals to Sleep Centers as part of their practices. Therefore finding pamphlets for such services is NOT unusual. Especially in Internal Medicine, General and Family Practice. From what I understand, Dr. Murray was a Cardiologist.anxiety pertaining to heart problems would be a valid reason for referral.

1856 days ago
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Paparazzo@frog.cc    

It turns out he sucks on sleep disorders.

1856 days ago
18.

mellow    

" Dr. Murray was suspended from Doctor's Hospital -- the administrator tells us he believes the doctor was suspended for not completing medical records in a timely fashion."
lmao
yes, we are all lining up to get our fleece shaved off and believing that horsecrap statement. Dear PR head for Doctor's Hospital please find something better or *no comment* for the next inquiry.
Suspended for late paperwork ...his dog ate it

1856 days ago
19.

mellow    

16. It turns out he sucks on sleep disorders. Posted at 1:33PM on Jul 24th 2009 by Paparazzo@frog.cc

ACK... I think I frightened the dog squealing at that one LOL

1856 days ago
20.

bitzod    

Most people with burns and rebuilt noses have apnea as he did.VOODOO doc is a viacom hitman and he will get away with it.MJ was a work horse protecting his own and this was the only way he could DOA.There was no other way to keep his mother and kids in the mooko.

1856 days ago
21.

denise    

he wasn't interested in sleep disorders he wanted to get all the info on how to kill michael and make it look like he was getting this stuff to help him sleep

1856 days ago
22.

What Am I Missing Here    

125. How was this Doctor going to get the Propofol and Oxygen for Michael if they had of made it to the UK? with this doctor not having a practice over here, or did this doctor already have a contact to call on in the UK, OR maybe his work with Michael was going to end if Michael had of made it to the "02 Tour"

Posted at 12:53PM on Jul 24th 2009 by Sheilab_uk

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Michael was doing the same thing in 1996-97 during his HIStory Tour. He had an anesthesiologist, Dr. Neil Ratner, travel with him. That's probably why he wanted Murray instead of a London doctor like AEG wanted.

Ratner quoted as saying, "I take him down at night and then I bring him back up."

http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/health/2009/07/03/ratner.jackson.anesthesia.cnn?iref=videosearch

http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/showbiz/2009/07/03/ac.aeg.intv.cnn?iref=videosearch

1856 days ago
23.

DangerBaby    

listening to "earth day". what a beautiful song.

what about sunrise
what about rain
what about all the things that you said we were to gain?
what about killing fields
is there a time
what about all the things that you said was yours and mine
did you ever stop to notice all the blood we shed before
did you ever stop to notice
this crying earth ......

R.I.P. Michael

1856 days ago
24.

raLU    

I really think he was KILLED. WHY??????????????

1856 days ago
25.

denise    

tmz did their home work you need to do your they said that he was given the drug used for minor surgery to what he thought was sleep they gave him to much that doctor needs to go to jail forever and rout in hell after he dies

1856 days ago
26.

opi    

Quit babying Jacko. He had a sleep disorder from all the DRUGS he was on. HE was fifty freaking years old. He didn't want to stop doing drugs and detox, and just added Propofol to the mix.

1856 days ago
27.

Dirty    

TMZ, I know it's not difficult to do, please use at least some halfway decent pictures of Michael. =( These pictures you use show him at his lowest moments, staring to look like a toilet tabloid. Please change the taste of the pictures.

1856 days ago
28.

balls    

balls

1856 days ago
29.

Andie    

I wonder if that's how MJ found Murray, because he had this sleep clinic. All the doctors that have discussed MJ's drug addiction say his inability to sleep was from taking large amounts of heavy duty narcotics, and when they wore off he couldn't sleep because he was actually withdrawing from those strong medications. If just one of his many doctors would have made him detox he would've been able to sleep like a normal person and he'd still be alive. Glad he can't molest any more boys but the doc needs to pay the price for this.

1856 days ago
30.

UK fan    

I seriously doubt the fool delibrately set out to kill his "victim"
No, I believe this "Dr" was a greedy stupid careless egocentric bastard whose overinflated ego was being fed daily by the self deluded belief that "Michael Jackson NEEDS ME!!"
His stupidity and arrogance has led to a terrible and tragic mistake and for that he must pay. Preferably with his life.

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