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Michael Jackson -- Strong Stimulant Found

4/7/2010 9:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

There may be a clear explanation as to why Michael Jackson had trouble sleeping the night before he died -- authorities found a pill bottle in the room containing tablets that would have hyped the singer up big time.

The bottle, which had no label, contained 13 tablets. Each tablet had a combination of ephedrine, caffeine and aspirin. The commercial sale of ephedrine -- a stimulant designed for weight loss -- is banned in the U.S. because of reports of heart attacks, strokes and even death.

Each pill contained 25 mg of ephedrine, 200 mg of caffeine and 80 mg of aspirin. The caffeine alone in each pill is equivalent to nearly a 6-pack of Coca-Cola.

One company that manufactures the drug warns against using it past mid-afternoon, because it will cause insomnia.

According to the toxicology results, ephedrine was present in Jackson's urine.

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61.

Mfan1    

This is all a wind up.. a giant h**x! Good on TMZ for keeping Mike in the news almost every day , since june 25th 2009 though. an amazing PR job.

1475 days ago
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Melanie Hoyle    

I don't believe any of it. The stories are inconsistent and then suddenly we'll hear a new one and "evidence" to back it up, only to later hear there's a more logical explanation. Whether it is true or not that Michael managed to overdose himself the "good" and "innocent" Dr Murray should be tried alone just for giving him the stuff. It's NOT for general practicioners to administer OUTSIDE A HOSPITAL ENVIRONMENT. Michael Jackson's home does NOT qualify as a hospital environment.

1475 days ago
63.

Lee Lee    

Everyday there is something else TMZ ! Harvey are you trying to help the defense?? Coming up with all the scenarios, so as to make sure Murray has covered all bases and planted reasonable doubt in the minds of the jurors. Its quite clear to me and I'm sure anybody else that watches TMZ LIVE, that Harvey doesn't care for MJ very much and thats ok, but does he have to keep playing the "I'm only putting out there "game , and insist on planting these BS stories?

1475 days ago
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mellow    

46. In paramedics report, there is specification they injected Ephedrine and Atropine to start the heart.
Try a spelling change: epinephrine

54. This medication was not found in his system
Posted at 6:26AM on Apr 7th 2010 by Margit

Just in his urine

still not cod

1475 days ago
65.

mellow    

42.Please everyone !!! this report is MISLEADING.
Those pills were found in Murray's bag, we have no idea what or who they were for.

OK read the autopsy like you said and this otc was found in his urine so Murray's bag or not it was a single route to the bladder.

Of course the headlines are misleading and hyped, do you really think anyone comes here for real news??


Found in blood:
Propofol, lidocaine, diazepam, nordiazepam, lorazepam, midazolam.
Found in urine: ephedrine

http://www.thesmokinggun.com/archive/years/2010/0208101jackson22.html

Is it so hard to read through the autopsy?

1475 days ago
66.

mellow    

50. Michael said many, many times that he would be killed. It was feared he would not complete the tour, and he would be worth more dead than alive.

Most people in the U.S. are worth more dead than alive, life insurance assets etc. If he was so concerned there were many options available to him in trusts to xfr some of his holdings and assets into a living trust for his children but he probably did not trust them either.

Only two people were there on official reports and Murray has words and lawyers, Jackson has his body to speak for him. You are so right we will never know the "real" truth but maybe the courts can ferret out more details.

1475 days ago
67.

Casey    

Filthy junky. And he was using all of these drugs under the same roof as small children. Yes that Jacko was truly the father of the year--not. He was nothing but garbage, plain and simple.

1475 days ago
68.

mellow    

"Each pill contained 25 mg of ephedrine, 200 mg of caffeine and 80 mg of aspirin. The caffeine alone in each pill is equivalent nearly a 6-pack of coca cola."

whew I just took a no doz and got 200mg of caffeine, good to know I get a 6 can jolt out of it and wont be pissing all day.

1475 days ago
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.    

45- Does that also include sleeping with little boys?

1475 days ago
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mellow    

65. Filthy junky. And he was using all of these drugs under the same roof as small children. Yes that Jacko was truly the father of the year--not. He was nothing but garbage, plain and simple.
Posted at 7:32AM on Apr 7th 2010 by sunnymaxx

cept unlike most "filthy junkies" he had the funds to buy the best nanny, tutors and other things for the children money could buy. So in the realm of daddy junkies the children did not suffer too much.

1475 days ago
71.

Sad    

MJ´s death has been ruled as homicide by the Police not suicide.
His murderer shall pay for the crime, end of story.

1475 days ago
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Inquiring Mind    

46. In paramedics report, there is specification they injected Ephedrine and Atropine to start the heart. And for all Michael`s heaters: you are all ignorant. Every artist or performance sportsman take stimulants. Show me an artist who did not take stimulants ?

Posted at 6:25AM on Apr 7th 2010 by Dana



* Couldn't agree with you more. Okay so now it is not the Coca-Cola, seems they need to put that out there, hmm... Coca-Cola must be a TMZ sponsor. Whatever TMZ, I am waiting for the trial, dumb A**holes for DA's and Murray's defense team is probably referring to the TMZ comment box for their defense tactics, what a bunch of goons and cronies of AEG, wake up people, LA's DA is not going to do crap, going to use the excuse of the crime scene being tampered with.

This is a bunch a crap! Justice will be served but in due time, just take a look at O.J so don't fear, Murray will get his one way or another. Ephiderine, who gives a HOOT, I want to know why this Dr. who is a heart specialist is administering propofol in a house, to an addict, , he couldn't even give CPR in the correct manner,Murray needs to show his anesthesiologist degree, does he even know that he needs one and that is not included in his physicians degree?


During surgery, an anesthesiologist carefully monitors the patient's vital signs—including heart rate and rhythm, blood pressure, breathing, and kidney function—and adjusts anesthetics as needed. NOWHERE DOES IT SAY: CAN TAKE A BREAK TO THE JOHN FOR 2 MIN OR USE THE PHONE TO CALL YOUR HONEY.

Geez.. stop detouring the facts and blaming MJ for your faults!

1475 days ago
73.

Lee Lee    

@ LuLu

You are so right. I don't think anyone will know the real story. We will hear only Murrays version of events from that fateful Day/night. Murray doesn't have to prove he's not guilty, it's up to the prosecutors to prove he is......a much harder task , with all this BS coming out.
Michael doesn't have a voice anymore, so we can only pray the the LAPD the DEA and everybody else involved in this case have done there job well. I have prepared myself for the horror of Murray not doing anytime....I pray with all my heart, that this wont be the case, but I am prepared. It seems in death as it was in life, sometimes there is little justice for Michael Jackson.

1475 days ago
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wish mj was here    

here we go again more lies.different stories.well tmz have fun with it .i cant wait till the day the truth comes out about you all.harvey if you dislike michael that much why all the posts.its like your enjoying yourself.as for others that hate michael well we the fans know why your all just jealous over him.by the way if you hated him as much as you say you do you wouldnt be giving him all your time and attention.the fact is you cant help it you must be in love with him or you would move on to much better things in life.MICHAEL WE THE FANS LOVE YOU WE SUPPORT YOU NO MATTER WHAT.WE MISS YOU.

1475 days ago
75.

Rudy    

This is old news.

I have a feeling that Michael could get something better than a bad diet pill combo if he wanted speed. Maybe Murray was using these pills to stay awake all night? Did anyone do a drug test on him? Of course not.

There were also 5 of Murray's business cards in the drug stash found at Michael's house. The drugs came from Murray and who's to say who used them.

Rudy

1475 days ago
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