Though not worthy of re-publication, I have decided to discuss an article on my blog because it appears that since I will not give out all my real, private information I am not able to become a "verified" user thus I am unable to post my thoughts (aka corrections) to this piece of... So, fine, I will just post the response to my own blog because something like this should not be allowed to persist without some worthy two cents:
"Painkillers put doctors under scrutiny" published by Buffalonews.com
Is it really that difficult to write an article that is actually accurate?
First error--Michael Jackson did not die from "painkillers". There were no "painkillers" in his house, prescription or otherwise, or in his body at the time of death. His cause of death had nothing to do with current or previous use of "painkillers". To infer the use or abuse of "painkillers" in Jackson's death is a serious fallacy that discredits everything written in this article, correct or not.
Second error--Conrad Murray is not to be compared with doctors who have written prescriptions for their patients who then go pick them up at a pharmacy and subsequently overdosed by their own hand and doing, accidental or not. Murray was in the house with Michael when he died--how often do you hear of such? Never. Michael Jackson did not even die from an "overdose"--he died because of Conrad Murray and his failure to prepare for what was to inevitably to happen to Michael due to Murray's own actions and non-actions. Murray personally administered the medications to Michael, none of which should have been used by Murray for insomnia or otherwise and these were medications Murray ordered from a pharmacy himself with his own debit card. Murray claims Michael was asking for this or that that morning of 06/25/2009 but as more evidence comes out it appears Michael was not even awake to know what was happening to him during the duration of the night. Michael had no medications in his stomach, no medication in his blood other than those provided directly by Murray. Murray chose not to prepare for any sort of problems that could occur from the regimen he chose to give to Michael. He did not even choose to do appropriate CPR, opting for one-handed CPR on a bed while making phone calls to security rather than 911. How dare anyone attempt to say Murray should not be facing criminal charges. He is a menace to society and a disgrace to medical professionals everywhere. If he can practice medicine then we might as well allow death row inmates interested in medicine to practice medicine, too .
The ignorance surrounded Jackson's death, which is no less then murder, is appalling. It should not be that difficult to understand the gist of the autopsy report which holds the key to Jackson's death which is no less than murder.
When are journalists going to get it through their thick heads that Michael's death had NOTHING to do with "painkillers"?