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Sunday, August 30, 2009

Jackson's Death & Questions Regarding Propofol Dosage

JacksonthreeThe Los Angeles County Coroner ruled that Michael Jackson's death was a homicide resulting from a combination of drugs, including propofol and lorazepam.  The full autopsy and toxicology reports are on security hold.  See Alan Duke, Michael Jackson's death was a homicide, coroner rules, CNN, Aug. 28, 2009.

Meanwhile, some medical experts doubt that 25 milligrams of propofol would be lethal, which is the amount of the anesthetic given to Jackson shortly before his death according to unsealed court records.  Medical experts quoted by the Los Angeles Times suggest that there could be a reporting error or missing information.  "The medical experts said that if the propofol dosage were higher and combined with other medications, it could have led to an overdose."   Kimi Yoshino, Propofol dosage reported in Michael Jackson case is low, experts say, LA Times, Aug. 27, 2009.

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