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Diprivan may have killed Michael Jackson


Michael Jackson may have died due to taking the sedative Diprivan, a new report suggests.

According to Jackson’s nutritionist Cherilyn Lee, Michael started badgering her Diprivan a month before he died to treat persistent insomnia. Lee (who is also a registered nurse) refused on the grounds that the drug was dangerous.

But here’s where it gets weird. Lee has told AP that she received a frantic phone call from a member of Jackson’s staff four days before he died. She claims she heard Jackson in the background saying “One side of my body is hot, it’s hot, and one side of my body is cold. It’s very cold.”

Lee told the staff member that Jackson needed to go to hospital immediately, advice that wasn’t acted upon. Lee believes that the symptoms suggest omeone had given Jackson “something that hit the central nervous system,” a description that fits Diprivan.

An overdose of Diprivan can cause the heart to beat erratically leading to cardiac arrest…and we know what happened to Jackson.

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9 Responses to “Diprivan may have killed Michael Jackson”

  1. Jon

    From what I've read, this is an IV general anesthetic used in operating rooms and outpatient procedures like colonoscopy. Controversy has swirled around it (regarding its routine use in colonoscopy etc.) as it has no antidote and an untrained operator might encounter a dangerous situation that he/she would not be prepared to deal with. It's an opaque white liquid and the drug as available commercialy is mixed in some kind of soybean oil base which enables it to cross the blood/brain barrier. It produces an unconscious state. It's a general anesthetic. If Jackson was screwing around with this outside of a hospital setting, it's no wonder that he's dead. Any doctor or nurse who administered it should be jailed.

  2. Jon

    A further comment……….Diprivan is also known as Propofol. Google either term and you will quickly learn that this is considered to be a heavy duty anesthetic agent that is clearly NOT to be used outside of a monitored clinical setting or operating room. The controversy in colonoscopy use: that the quick onset of anesthesia and the quick recovery of consciousness is desirable, and that patients like the restful and complete sleep and amnesia it produces, versus the drugs more commonly used in a more conservative past, like lorazepam and diazepam (narcotics or benzodiazepines, I have to check the facts again). The latter have antidotes, whereas Propofol does not and airway obstruction can cause death. If some doctor gave this to Jackson to induce sleep, he/she is a criminal!

  3. shankster

    It may boil down to the lethal mixture of this drug with other possible drugs he was taking…

  4. WCH

    Diprivan (Propofol) is NOT a “sedative”. It is an anesthetic. It has largely replaced pentothal as the major induction agent in general anesthesia. Use by amateurs will almost surely produce death from unconsciousness and respiratory depression. It is NEVER used except in the presence of trained personnel and equipment to sustain breathing.

  5. tenzin

    i don't think so 'DIPRIVAN” may be the cause of jackson's death, infact its all just big rumour or publicity!!

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