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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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46.

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

1730 days ago
47.

joyce    

i think it's sad that this has become a witch hunt. it's already become public that mj had an addiction to anesthesia. he paid his people for it.

1730 days ago
48.

Reece    


Typical HONKY Response....
Than GOD we are capable of much more than Rapping and Football.....
That's why we'll be President for the next 8 years....providing one of you CRAZY Honkys with a gun doesn't take him out...
Then you'll see some REAL RACE RIOT FIRE WORKS the Likes this country hasn't seen since 1776 !~!

Posted at 2:21PM on Jul 24th 2009 by Kevin
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O yea I forgot rapping and football good point. Bring it on. Just so you know. 1776 was the year the Declaration of Independence was in acted. It was not the year of any war. Then again no one said you were good at history either. LOL

1730 days ago
49.

What Am I Missing Here    

IMO one of the people to blame is Dr. Neil Ratner the anesthesiologist who put Michael under anesthesia during his HIStory tour on a nightly basis for "sleep". HE was the one who convinced Michael it was a safe thing to do and gave Michael a false sense of safety about it.

All Michael had to do is get another unethical doctor to do the same thing.

1730 days ago
50.

nevernine    

I don't believe the doctor's took advantage of MJ in giving him strong drugs. Of course, a good professional doctor would refuse to give such medication. But MJ himself was aware of what he was taking (demanding, in fact, of having such drugs), and people who have a lot of power and money in this country get what they want. So, let's not overdue the "poor victim" MJ was. He had been a heavy drug user for the past 10-20 years, with the ability to get whatever medications HE desired. Ultimately, MJ was responsible for his drug related death.

1730 days ago
51.

Reece    

57. 37. Mike "If i need a Dr. I pick a Jewish or and Indian person. If i need a point power forward I pick a black man."???

Typical HONKY Response....
Than GOD we are capable of much more than Rapping and Football.....
That's why we'll be President for the next 8 years....providing one of you CRAZY Honkys with a gun doesn't take him out...
Then you'll see some REAL RACE RIOT FIRE WORKS the Likes this country hasn't seen since 1776 !~!
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You are the racist. Was just stating a fact. The same reason why I was not picked to play basketball with the black kids growing up. Even though I was better. I did not make a racial slur. But yet you call me a honkey and talk about staring a race war. Like 1776 LOL You are the true racist and you know nothing about history you uneducated dumbass.

1730 days ago
52.

Sue Wong    

In an interview before the burn incident MJ talked about having insomnia.

1730 days ago
53.

AL MEAKENS    

Propofol infusion syndrome...... Look it up in wikipedia

1730 days ago
54.

What Am I Missing Here    

I agree that Michael had responsibility for his own death but drug addiction is a disease and any doctor had the responsibility to say "no" to him.

These doctors used Michael and Michael used them. But the doctor is not the one who is suffering from the disease, and the doctor should be the voice of reason.

If Michael and these doctors were truly friends and just not using each other, the doctor would have told him "no" and Michael would not have asked his doctor friend to do anything that would cause the doctor to get into ethical and legal trouble.

Real friendship is a two way street.

1730 days ago
55.

moe    

I think this situation was handled all wrong. Why did they wait a month to search Dr. office. Um..hello...by now all of the evidence is gone! He obviously got rid of the evidence by sending people to his old office to retrieve boxes. He's been a suspect since day 1. Ugh:-(

1730 days ago
56.

Sue Wong    

Mj obviously had a nutrition problem that wasn't addressed. Anyone could see he was much thinner than normal. Why didn't Murray or the doctor who examined him for the concerts suggest he see a dietitian?

1730 days ago
57.

who the hell    

63.
Typical HONKY Response....
Than GOD we are capable of much more than Rapping and Football.....
That's why we'll be President for the next 8 years....providing one of you CRAZY Honkys with a gun doesn't take him out...
Then you'll see some REAL RACE RIOT FIRE WORKS the Likes this country hasn't seen since 1776 !~!

Posted at 2:21PM on Jul 24th 2009 by Kevin

yeah eight years of pants hanging past ass waiting for a um a fudge packer to come along and do his um packing.

1730 days ago
58.

who the hell    

Typical HONKY Response....
Than GOD we are capable of much more than Rapping and Football.....
That's why we'll be President for the next 8 years....providing one of you CRAZY Honkys with a gun doesn't take him out...
Then you'll see some REAL RACE RIOT FIRE WORKS the Likes this country hasn't seen since 1776 !~!

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this explains why MJ was so desperate to be white.

1730 days ago
59.

MY offer is    

WHAT ...SHE NEEDS MONEY AND SHE IS ON SOCIAL SECURITY $$ AND JACKSON 5 MONEY WENT TO JOE AND HER .NO 401K NO HEALTH PLAN... NO MONEY FROM HOW MANY KIDS..THE FANS WILL PAY JUST LIKE THE FUNERAL.PAY UP FANS ...I LOVE YOU,,I LOVE YOU SO ...AND PAY FOR THE KIDS TOO

1730 days ago
60.

Athena    

Great Job on getting Michael Jackson to "sleep" DOC

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