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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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61.

Dixie    

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 is just sad! Why are you calling people honkys??? Is that necessary?
By the way, Pesident Obama is half white and half African. Yet, he is considered just African American? Are you of the same exact ethnicity? I ask, because you use the word "we".

I'm sick of the name calling on both sides! Your ignorance shines through!

1887 days ago
62.

Lynne    

So what I'm hearing is this Dr. Neil Ratner the anesthesiologist is the one who told MJ about this drug? The only report that I have read was the one where Nurse Lee told MJ is was no good...Did anyone else tell him is was no good? If there is please let me know...

1887 days ago
63.

Feather    

Hey TMZ - Doctors Hospital in Houston was featured on Bill Moyers about two weeks ago as being the most expensive hospital in the US despite Texas having capped malpractice awards. Doctors Hospital is something of a rackett as they jack medicaid patients for outrageous money for tests and whatnot. Perhaps a good thing for you guys to followup on this with Bill Moyers? I saw it in a podcast on his site. If they are even remotely tied to this, it could add to the discussion on healthcare and healthcare abuse. Thank you for reporting this :)

1887 days ago
64.

Sharona    

I wish someone would furnish another pic of this doc. I am tired of seeing the same old picture all of the time. Surely there has to be another picture somewhere of him...........

1887 days ago
65.

Michael Jackson    

B.I.H. (Burn In Hell) Michael Jackson.

1887 days ago
66.

pam    

He was interested in sleeping disorders...LOL. Well HE CURED THIS PATIENT! Jackson is asleep..

1887 days ago
67.

thinkfirst    

What about Michael's Illness Lupus? Also does anyone know what time Dr. Murray arrived at Jackson's home or he was there all the time? Why would Michael 'want this drug' in the morning hours to sleep? What about the video surveillance tapes? It's hard to tell what when on that morning (PST) at Michael's home. The media has blown this out of proportion in a lot of ways. I sick of seeing certain channels using the same old news to get ratings for their channel. I just hope they find a true cause and leave Michael Be.

1887 days ago
68.

meh    

so why don't they subpoena LIZA later - she already indicated she knew something. & if she already knew why didn't she try to get MJ help? it's a cesspool, that world.

1887 days ago
69.

Reyna    

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO ONE CARES ABOUT MJ ANYMORE.. HE IS DEAD.. LEAVE IT ALONE.. I WONT VISIT TMZ IF I HAVE TO SEE ANYTHING ON MJ AGAIN...................... AND I AM TAKING PEOPLE WITH ME ON HERE JUST STOP TALK ABOUT SOMEONE ELSE.......

1887 days ago
70.

GERALD    

THERE IS THE DOCTOR GOING DOWN...RUN,RUN,RUN...LOL YOU WILL GO TO JAIL DR. MURRAY AND KLEIN IS NEXT.

1887 days ago
71.

GERALD    

I WORKED AT VET'S CLINIC AS A NURSE FOR ANIMALS AND WE USED PROPOFOL FOR SURGERY ...IT'S VERY DANGEROUS DRUG AND MJ KNEW IT...THE DOCTORS KNEW IT AND IT'S A SHAME ADDICTION KILLS..LIKE ELVIS MJ KNEW HE WAS NEXT...TO GO..HE EVEN TOLD LISA PRESLEY.THIS MAN HAD A DISEASE CALLED ADDICTION TO DRUGS AND THEY ALL LET HIM SUFFER...HOW CAN YOU HELP A MAN WHO WON'T HELP HIM SELF. THAT'S WHAT THEY SAID ABOUT ELVIS AND THAT IS THE SAME A MICHEAL JACKSON. KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK TMZ I'M PROUD.

1887 days ago
72.

elle of wisconsin    

maybe dr murray was looking for different solutions to mj "sleep disorder" rather than the usage of these drugs. so many of you want mj to rest in peace. I am beginning to think that he will not because he is himself in hell. he used his star power to lead all of these people down a criminal path to meet his drug seeking needs. he tempted them with money, expensive living quarters etc to get what he wanted. tempting people to do evil things is the work of the devil himself. he stiffed people out of money they were due. he surrounded his children with dangerous drugs in their home and was probably always high when around his children-not exactly father of the year material. some of you are so quick to crucify these doctors but if it wasnt for mjs drug addiction none of them would be in this situation. so if these drs are going to hell at least michael jackson will be greeting them at the gates

1887 days ago
73.

Joe Schmoe    

Clearly Laurence Fishburne will have to play Dr. Connor in the movie (You know, Morpheus, who said "You take the blue pill and the story ends. You wake in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe.").

1887 days ago
74.

Sue Wong    

It was probably the doctors that led MJ astray in the first place. Every time he had an injury they probably prescribed demerol or morphine and kept him on it too long until he built up a tolerance. The doctors could have said no like that nurse Cherilyn. They could have recommended him for a treatment program instead and prescribed something milder or less addictive. If enough doctors had said no he may have tried harder to combat the painkillers but they put money before a patient's health. Everyone knew MJ had a history of physical and emotional abuse as well as the 1993 addiction to painkillers. These doctors should have ensured he was receiving ongoing treatment for addiction. I'm sure it's not as easy as people think to quit these drugs. The withdrawal symptons can make a person violently ill. He could've gotten the guy who went with him on the history tour to do it again if he really needed this stuff, at least that guy knew what he was doing. However, he should be held accountable for getting MJ onto propofol in the first place. Also, there's no way Dr. Klein's hands are clean in this mess.

1887 days ago
75.

Honey    

I think if they track down Dr. Murray's connections they might be able to pin him and maybe others with murder rather than just manslaugher. It comes down to intent. I always say, follow the money! For example AEG will be rolling in dough if they get the $300 million insurance, more money than if MJ had remained alive. The DEA and LAPD can easily come up with an involuntary manslaughter charge for Dr. Murray but I bet there is more to the story.

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