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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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31.

opi    

Jacko's sleep issues were due to his DRUG USE:

GRACE: Very disturbing. Bethany Marshall, weigh in.

BETHANY MARSHALL, PSYCHOANALYST: Well, I think a good question would be, what was causing all that excessive wakefulness? It was probably all the benzodiazepine abuse. That`s Klonopin, Xanax, Attivan. Those kinds of drugs, when they leave your system, they cause excessive wakefulness. And when you`re taking 30 pills a night, which according to some reports he was, that type of withdrawal can be deadly. So you don`t just cover it up with Diprivan. You treat it appropriately. The underlying medical condition was never addressed.

http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0907/23/ng.01.html

1883 days ago
32.

L.S    

Enough already can't we get some other news besides MJ.

1883 days ago
33.

JJ    

Can't they arrest this Dr Murry ALREADY!!!! He is guilty!!!!!

1883 days ago
34.

Pgh Gurl    

I actually feel sorry for this guy. He what he did caused MJ's death, I believe it was an accident.

1883 days ago
35.

slow umbrella fade out    

Here is another photo of Conrad Murray. It's probably the photo of him that was scanned and removed in the search of his office in Houston:

http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/SHOWBIZ/Music/07/23/jackson.doctor.search/art.conrad.murray.undated.jpg

The link above is the web address of the new photo of Dr. Murray served on CNN's website. Title of the Article for a google search is: "Items taken from Michael Jackson's doctor's buildings listed", CNN

1883 days ago
36.

Sad    

Thank you TMZ for reporting about MJ, we are many who are interested to know what really happened to him.

To see how all these so called successful and rich doctors took advantage of Michael and his diseases really make me sick, who could have known that doctors operate like that?

1883 days ago
37.

leylatn    

Thank you so much for keeping us posted TMZ!

1883 days ago
38.

London not England    

#21 -tkennedy -"Ok, Michael has been dead for a month now, lets talk about how Obama is killing America slowly!!"

ARE YOU FREAKING KIDDING ME?

This is WHY OUR BLACK PRESIDENT WEIGHED IN ON THAT RACIST COP.....!~!
What do you (white people) call a Black Harvard Professor? - An "N" - WORD!~!~!
What do you (white people) call an African American President - The same thing!

That Spoiled Rotten, OIL-BARRON FRIENDLY, Moron - George W. Bush Starts a "BOGUS"..I Repeat BOGUS WAR......

Which is undeniable at this point: And you think "OBAMA IS KILLING AMERICA SLOWLY".?????...

Well if he is: George W. bought the IV Drugs to get the process rolling...!
This is After he stole the election of course!!!

He frittered away all of the Clinton "SURPLUS"..IGNORES New ORLEANS AFTER Katrina...and then flies over the city?!?!?!?!

But NOOOOOO....OBAMA..THE BLACK MAN...HAS TO CLEAN UP AFTER HIS MESS...!

WELL I HAVE NEWS FOR YA...BLACK PEOPLE HAVE ALWAYS HAD TO CLEAN UP AFTER THE MESSES WHITE PEOPLE LEAVE BEHIND!

WE DID IT 300 YEARS AGO,...AND WE'RE STILL DOING IT!

IF THIS COUNTRY IS GOING DOWN THE CRAPPER...BLAME THAT IDIOT GEORGE W. AND STOP LOOKING TO INDICT A BLACK MAN, LIKE THAT RACIST COP AT HARVARD DID!

1883 days ago
39.

Ronald Raygun    

Hanging up the phone on TMZ? At least the company rep has integrity.

1883 days ago
40.

TCYB    

Ok TMZ, so you saw my comment on the last post and 20 minutes later you posted this. No, does not make sense that a powerful drug to sleep would be administered at 11:30 am instead of pm. I am a chronic insomniac on medication. An insomniac has a fear of not sleeping. So, an insomniac will never stare at the ceiling all night and then tell the doc that he cannot sleep, so administer the drug at 11:30 am. MJ had been needing drugs for years to sleep and you cannot stop taking drugs for any disorder. With this said, MJ did not, and would never stare at the ceiling, which is what drives insominacs crazy. The drug was administered after the rehearsal, which MJ was wired, and his heart stopped after too many nights of this doc doing this. This quack needs to go to prison.

1883 days ago
41.

opi    

I've been to a real sleep clinic for a real sleep disorder, sleep apnea. Jacko had no legitimate sleep issue other than DRUG USE, and he knew it, otherwise he would have been referred to a sleep clinic.

1883 days ago
42.

cookie    

Insomnia is a side effect of taking too much anti-anxiety and anti-depressant medication. And Dr. Arnold Klein is to blame.
http://www.healthbitesonline.com/2009/07/michael-jackson-murderer-2-dr-arnold.html

1883 days ago
43.

London not England    

43. "id95 what's up with these 'coloured' Dr.'s & killing their patients????"

"Coloured"?!?!?!?!

where are you from? 1942....?

P.S.
I don't think any of Anna Nichole Smith's doctors that are in jail right now are "Coloured"....
what a joke....?
Such Hippocrates

1883 days ago
44.

Sidney    

Don't get baited by the racist comments. Being ignored is actually the best punishment. Try it and see what happens. They'll eventually get bored talking amongst themselves, trust.

1883 days ago
45.

soonernm    

Hey RN nyc,
You should do your homework as well. Propofol can be administered as a CRI and people have been held under for a month at a time for clinical purposes. It also serves as a moderate form of parenteral nutrition given the high lipid content. Some people are speculating that this was the case for MJ and that Dr. Murray perhaps failed in monitoring him properly.

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