Addiction Specialist: 'Jackson's Doctor Was In Over His Head'

Hollywood's top addiction specialist DR. DREW PINSKY has blasted MICHAEL JACKSON's embattled physician for not seeking help for his superstar client's spiralling drug problem.
In an affidavit, obtained by the Los Angeles Times earlier this week (beg24Aug09), Dr. Conrad Murray reportedly told police he was trying to wean the King of Pop off powerful anaesthetic Propofol, which Jackson was using in large doses in an effort to get to sleep.
Legal and medical experts have questioned Dr. Murray's decision to make the drug available to Jackson - because it's usually strictly administered only in sterile environments, like hospitals, by trained anaesthesiologists.
And now Dr. Pinsky, the man behind reality TV show Celebrity Rehab, has publicly criticised Jackson's physician for not alerting experts to the singer's drug dependency issues.
Pinsky says, "You can't wean people off medication, it really doesn't work. The fact is, if he identified addiction in Michael Jackson he should have brought in an addiction team... Dr. Murray was unfortunately over his head with this one.
"I would bring that person into a hospital, 24-hour monitoring... and cold turkey."


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whether it was an overdose or not, they gave michael drugs for money.normally a doctor uses sleeping tablets at least that is in this country.they killed him alright.
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Is it possible that Michael Jackson increased the infusion rate on the pump when the doctor left his room? If so that could have sent him into respiratory arrest. IV medication recipients are known to do this.
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