My reponse to this litte snippet listed here:
I think that translates into "Michael Jackson: Death of an Icon". This is from the "Celebrity Addiction" part.
I try not to watch any of these shows because they make me so angry I want to scream from the blatant errors they contain. I was asked to watch this by a friend and could not remain silent seeing all the flagrant errors. What makes me sad is thousand if not millions watched this. Not even 1% of them will read my corrections to this sham of a documentary. I could not bare to watch any other parts of it. This is from Ian Halperin's crapumentary, right? Correct me if I am wrong.
I am hearing a lot of errors, my God. This is why I cannot watch things like this. Dr. Klein did not prescribe any drugs besides prednisone and a muscle relaxant (tizanidine) for insomnia. Tizanidine is NOT a narcotic, NOT a benzo, NOT a painkiller. NO painkillers were in Michael's body OR HOUSE--that is false, FALSE! It should NOT be that hard to understand this concept! ONE antidepressant was found in the house--trazadone, written by Metzger, it can be an antidepressant or sleep aid, but it was prescribed for insomnia, to take as needed, thus NOT for depression. He had a month's supply of trazadone, had it for 68 days and took ONLY 11 nights worth in that two-month period. SOUND LIKE ABUSE? NO!
Chopra needs to know that propofol does NOT give a "huge euphoria"--some euphoria has been reported as being experienced by some but this is usually in sub-therapeutic levels and is NOT experienced in all cases or even in the MAJORITY of cases. When looking on LexiComp it does not even state "euphoria" as being an adverse reaction for propofol but DOES list it for prednisone. Michael did NOT ask to get high--he did NOT ask to "feel good"--he asked for 8 hours of SLEEP. STOP shoving words into his mouth Chopra and go do some research. And, your tidbit about Michael wanting Oxycontin that you waved around shortly after his death, if he really did ask for it, that does NOT mean he was an addict. You cannot PROVE addiction through a patient's request. Instead of directly calling him an addict you should have first delved further and sought what was BEHIND the request--legitimate pain, doctors committing malpractice, a misunderstanding on Michael's part that Oxycontin when there are alternatives for pain relief or whatever ailment he had, etc.? Did you bother to sit down with your friend or did you jump to a conclusion like 99% of others out there? Michael may or may not have had his problems with drug use but like most out there--SOMETHING lies behind it. You call Michael an addict then accuse doctors of enabling him and shift blame onto them--you do understand that doctors have a responsibility to not mislead or harm their patients, right, as you are a doctor yourself? Did you report those doctors to the medical board and/or DEA? It is illegal to prescribe pain medications if not for pain even though Michael WAS in pain. I see how this blame game works now. People are blaming Michael because he is now dead and not "here" to hurt anymore when what lies behind the blame is GUILT. I would NEVER want to hurt someone by saying they should have any guilt in someone's death but I am SICK of seeing a man slandered who lies in a premature grave and has three children who if they heard this would be shattered. Behind EVERY action is a REASON. We hear of the actions, now it is time to figure out the reasons behind everything that happened, why certain choices were made, and discover what led to the death of a icon who deserved a much better in life than to be abused, humiliated and ridiculed every day of his life adult life and continues such in death. Who wouldn't at some point in time seek some sort of refuge out of the shitty life they were trapped in day and night? Michael's refuge was child wonderment, play and reaching out to children until that was ripped from him--he was left empty because of it. His life was ripped away from him years before 2009. How he survived as long as he did is a miracle itself though it took Murray, not Michael's, action to finally kill him.
The discussion on the propofol/lidocaine in Michael's stomach, OMG, insinuating Michael DRANK it? It is useless oral and Michael knew this or why would he have bothered having a doctor there to GIVE IT IV AND TO WATCH HIM? Why bother to mix it with lidocaine if you drink it? Dr. Calmes stated "(t)he levels of propofol found on the toxicology exam are similar to those found during general anesthesia for major surgery (intra-abdominal) with propofol infusions, after a bolus induction." Hence, the drug apparently goes through (intra) the abdominal (stomach) wall. That, or due to the bleeding from CPR--could be either one or both, I would imagine. Had Murray tried to shove it down Michael's throat he would have likely aspirated it into his lungs--no propofol was found in his lungs.
Doctors besides anesthesiologists prescribe/use Valium, Versed and Ativan. I know cardiologists use Versed on a regular basis, NOT for insomnia but for conscious sedation for cardiac catherizations. Cardiologists and others could use Ativan or even Valium, too. To insinuate a cardiologist does not know about these drugs is, to put it bluntly, retarded. Cardiologists may even use propofol for electric cardioversions though that is not common. Even if you "don't know the dosing" you can LOOK IT UP ON THE INTERNET. Murray KNEW the dosing. He KNEW they cause respiratory depression, all FOUR drugs he gave Michael that night. He is NOT a fool. He LIED and said he gave drip? Where were the drips Murray? No Ativan or Versed in the tubing, buddy. Why did you use IV drugs on Michael when if he was reeeeeeaaaally awake he could swallow the Valium and Ativan you wrote for him a few more times! No, you chose to STAB him intramuscularly to give it and I am sticking to that until I am proven otherwise.
People, do NOT be fooled into thinking Michael died another addict. Propofol is NOT established to be an addictive drug. It does NOT exhibit tolerance. It is NOT abused to "get high". It is used and even abused to be KNOCKED OUT. If you can't sleep and you are about to have to go on a rigorous tour that you CANNOT back out of, wouldn't you try anything to sleep? Sure, Michael's apparent theory of using propofol was wrong, but actually not far-fetched for a lay person to assume (especially one who had been given it before), but only a doctor could make it a reality for him. No doctor in their right mind would EVER do this to someone, ever give FOUR drugs that cause respiratory depression (without any means to give them oxygen, no less) to someone unless they WANT THEM DEAD. Media and others can harp all they want about Michael being an addict but the fact of the matter is Conrad Murray was in COMPLETE CONTROL during the hours of June 25th, 2010 and in the court of law THIS is the ONLY DAY, and all immediate events that leading to it, that matter. Use of painkillers is IRRELEVANT. Any previous addictions or dependences is IRRELEVANT. It will be difficult if not impossible to establish a dependence on benzodiazepines because according to the table of medications found in the residence there was no dependence or certainly no overuse of the medications provided--they were actually underutilized (he had Restoril capsules left over from 6 months before--what does that tell you?). The essential myth of Michael's addiction to propofol is not credible or factual, either. Murray made REPEATED bad choice after bad choice after FATAL choice. We are NOT talking about a lay man but a seasoned DOCTOR who did all of this. Of course the media will paint Michael to be that poor addict FOR RATINGS, and most others simply DO NOT UNDERSTAND WHAT WAS GOING ON and DO NOT UNDERSTAND THE COMPLEX NATURE OF MEDICINE. There is a reason people go to medical school, pharmacy school, nursing school, radiology school--because the field of medicine is intricate and complex. Do NOT be fooled by people who have NO idea what they are talking about which sadly is probably 95% of what you see on TV or read online. Most medical professional don't want to take the time to learn the intricate details of this case so they only follow up on what is fed to them--through the media. A vicious circle.
The media successfully painted Michael to be a pedophile though facts to the contrary exist. A majority of people still believe it. They will paint him to be responsible for his own death, too. Just look at the media still branding Michael with "painkillers" when they had absolutely nothing to do with his death. Don't fall prey to the ignorance. The truth will eventually come out.