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Dr. Conrad Murray -- Back to Work

2/10/2010 5:33 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Dr. Conrad Murray went back to work at his Las Vegas doctor's office today -- but if you're in the market for a heavy sedative ... this is probably not the place to go.

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Murray is free on $75,000 bail after being charged for involuntary manslaughter in the death of Michael Jackson -- one of the conditions of his freedom is that he's prohibited from administering powerful anesthetics ... including Propofol.

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91.

a fan    

Conrad Murray And the Beast of Need
Dr. Howard Samuels

It was a lethal combination of drugs and debt that killed the King of Pop and ruined the life of a doctor.

Dr. Conrad Murray's major issues with his finances led him to choose money over the safety of his patient, Michael Jackson. The photo of Michael's personal physician, the man he entrusted with his health and well-being, sitting outside his tomb at Forest Lawn Cemetery -- a few days before he would be pleading not guilty to involuntary manslaughter -- is sad. I'm sure he has regrets and wishes he had said "no."

However, his level of arrogance -- avoiding the inevitable bitter pill of possibly losing his freedom and medical license over such gross negligence -- is appalling. His denial of the oath he took as a physician to save and protect was compromised by his own financial agenda. Whether desperation gave way to greed -- only Dr. Murray can answer that question. Michael Jackson also was desperate with his needs, which were never met. He needed an intervention to save his life from his addiction. Dr. Murray didn't just make house calls, he lived with the superstar and fed him his drip of drugs from his bedroom around the clock. You can't get much more under a doctor's "care" than that.

People have a hard time dealing with the fact that doctors can kill. We want to trust them with our lives, as if it's a right they earn by having a medical license. Sadly, that's only how it should be. The question begs asking: What can we learn from the deaths of Michael Jackson, Anna Nicole Smith, Marilyn Monroe and Elvis Presley at the hands of their fame-obsessed physicians? How do we prevent another tragedy resulting from the cornucopia of prescriptions which stocked the medicine cabinets of the late Brittany Murphy and Heath Ledger?

50s crooner Eddie Fisher and movie legend Elizabeth Taylor survived their Dr. Feelgoods, but stars like Judy Garland have had their legacies forever tarnished by syringes and pens. I'm telling you, this isn't a new problem. We have an addicted nation of nice people who go to nice doctors who give them nice prescriptions to medicate their panic and pain. The rich and famous can afford to get their drugs delivered and, in the case of Michael Jackson, administered 24/7 at his bedside.

Having worked in the field of addiction for two decades, and having been a drug addict myself, I know all too well the denial of this disease by addicts and those who love them. So when they turn to the medical profession, they should be entitled to receive help not hurt, because an addict isn't going to "just say no" to drugs -- ever! It's the responsibility of the doctors, dentists, pharmacists and all other health care professionals to employ and enforce a reliable system whereby the patient's drug history is screened and monitored.

I cannot tell you the number of clients I've encountered who spend anywhere from $30,000 to $100,000 a month with concierge doctors. A common practice for the textbook "A through D" lister addict is to check into a hotel after a drunken rampage. He or she will call the front desk for the hotel doctor to come to the room. The doctor opens up his little black bag and injects the "guest" with sedatives to calm them down. If the patient was complaining of chest pains or complications from cancer, would the doc be so quick to administer meds? I think not. Soon the addict has a new best friend to relieve his 'anxiety' and the hotel doctor has a high-paying, high profile patient to further his greed and fill his need for a sense of importance.

Dr. Murray is nothing special. He's just another groupie MD who abused his position and exerted power over the powerless. He crossed the line because his need for money became more important to him than his professional oath, which was to keep his patient safe at all costs. Murray didn't act alone, but neither is he a scapegoat. His consequences for his negligence in turning a sick superstar into a celebrity corpse are of his own making. His crime was his inability to uphold his oath and say "no" to someone unable to make that decision for himself.

1679 days ago
93.

gs    

Was he arrested in CALI? I do not know, I just know that is what HARVEY said one day on LIVE! Then you will have to take that up with HARVEY..he lives there and he said it!
Posted at 5:52PM on Feb 10th 2010 by FACT


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Your are not the real FACT I know the guy personally and he has a direct line so you
are a clone

1679 days ago
94.

Linda Lovelest    

79. some of the comments on here are absouletly disgusting. Some of
you seriously need to grow up. Shame on you. A man just died and all
you can say is thanks to his docter? WTF? why do you people have such
strong feelings towards michael jackson?

There is nothing to be thankful for. Conrad murray needs to be
prosecuted to the fullest extent for his negligence. You don't leave
an IV in someone's arm without the proper equipment and then leave
the room for several hours to talk on the phone with god knows who.
Thats just being reckless. MJ was someone's father, brother and son,
so think about that before you post your nasty and disgusting
comments...seriously

Posted at 5:35PM on Feb 10th 2010 by paula
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paula...you and MANY OTHERS have accused, tried, convicted, and
publicly hanged a man who hasn't even gone to trial! He hasn't even
told HIS side of this story. Now what's more "disgusting" and
littleminded than that? Seriously.

Sorry........SHAME ON ALL OF YOU!

1679 days ago
95.

minnie101086    

BASTARD!

i hope someone comes in his office and lets him have it. Don't let him get a patient who's an MJ fan cuz he won't be happy.

This is complete Bull.

1679 days ago
96.

gs    

No one had to hang Conrad Murray he did that all by himself. No one forced this
man to run his mouth and admit what he had done. He did that on his own. Yea
I really do want to hear his side of the story. I am sure many doctors would like to know
what the hell was he thinking when he handled that drug in such a dangerous setting.
And again he admitted that in the beginning it is a matter of record. This is one of the
reason the government is seeking to take his license. The attorney general and the state
attorney or not picking on this guy. He has crossed the line period.

1679 days ago
97.

Big Mouth Joe will TELL ALL    

99. BASTARD!

i hope someone comes in his office and lets him have it. Don't let him get a patient who's an MJ fan cuz he won't be happy.

This is complete Bull.

Posted at 6:12PM on Feb 10th 2010 by minnie101086

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I am wondering why someone hasn't gave him a DOSE OF PROPOFUL YET????

1679 days ago
98.

just an observation    


paula...you and MANY OTHERS have accused, tried, convicted, and
publicly hanged a man who hasn't even gone to trial! He hasn't even
told HIS side of this story. Now what's more "disgusting" and
littleminded than that? Seriously.

Sorry........SHAME ON ALL OF YOU!

Posted at 6:04PM on Feb 10th 2010 by Tellitlikeitis


Isn't this the same thing that happened to MJ in 1993/2005

MJ said, "Let me have my day in court"

Also said "wait and hear the truth before you label and condemn me, don't treat me like a criminal.."


1679 days ago
99.

JLS    

You'd have to be a full fledged IDIOT to go see this doctor when ill. I think this FAN CLUB here is just doing it for shock value - you know them well-the contrarian types that go against anything decent. This man was pivotal in MJ's death. There was no one else around. If you support this physician, please...don't EVER serve on a jury. It's clear you cannot weigh actual evidence even when it's rock solid.

1679 days ago
100.

Linda Lovelest    

Dr. Howard Samuels
Psychotherapist, founder of Wonderland Treatment Center in LA
Posted: February 10, 2010 04:41 PM

Conrad Murray: The Beast of "Need" Cost Two Lives -- The Debtor and
the Addict
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-howard-samuels/conrad-murray-the-beast-o_b_456634.html
____________________

roflmao....sounds to me like he's a die hard MJfanatic fan. Even
named his treatment center "Wonderland". lol And using his
professional title to defame and label someone! Pathetic. Although of course,
SOME of his statements are accurate and unbiased doesn't give him the
privilege of judging anyone on what so far is only hearsay not facts.

Oh well, there's nobody nuttier than
psychotherapists/psychiatrists...most of them have more personal
mental issues than all their patients combined!

roflmao....

1679 days ago
101.

minnie101086    

We did hear his side of the story. Him and the media the only story we haven't heard and never will hear is Michael's!!

1679 days ago
102.

Duh    

test

1679 days ago
103.

Lee Lee    

yeah your right, let the good Doctor have his day.I mean I'm sure that his self admission that he indeed did dose Michael with all of those drugs means nothing!!
I can't wait for him to have his day in court, if he lives to see the day.
Yes Michael did say not to judge him, let him have his day and court. He did, and he won.
This Doctor wont get to face his victim. His Victim his Dead. His victim had to be cut up like mince meat (excuse the term, but thats the reality) because an autopsy had to be conducted. . His Victim is now entered at forest lawn Cemetery. Not even the same thing!!!

His victim is entered at Forest Lawn Cemetery.

1679 days ago
104.

Truth Unblinded    


i hope someone comes in his office and lets him have it. Don't let him get a patient who's an MJ fan cuz he won't be happy.

This is complete Bull.

Posted at 6:12PM on Feb 10th 2010 by minnie101086



AGAIN. JACKSON FANS ARE WOMEN AND GAY MEN. NOTHING WILL HAPPEN TO THE GOOD DOCTOR.

1679 days ago
105.

Tinka    

Offender Details
Offender Record
Offender ID: 2222243
Offender Name: CONRAD ROBERT MURRAY
Date of Birth: 02/19/1953
Age: 56
Custody Status: In Custody
Location of Offender: Unknown
Race: Black
Gender: Male

https://www.vinelink.com/vinelink/initSearchForm.do?searchType=offender&siteId=5010

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