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MJ’s Private Nurse Talks; Tags Possible ‘Death Drug’

July 1, 2009

mj being given cpr montage

Details are now emerging about the drug that could have caused the June 25 cardiac arrest that ended the life of King of Pop Michael Jackson.

The drug is Diprivan a powerful anaesthetic, an emulsion, that is supposed to be administered under strict medical supervision with care being taken “to minimize the drug’s undesirable cardio-respiratory effects.”


The US FDA drug information website details the properties of Deprivan:

Diprivan Injectable Emulsion is an intravenous sedative-hypnotic agent for use in the induction and maintenance of anesthesia or sedation. Intravenous injection of a therapeutic dose of propofol produces hypnosis rapidly with minimal excitation, usually within 40 seconds from the start of an injection (the time for one arm-brain circulation). As with other rapidly acting intravenous anesthetic agents, the half-time of the blood-brain equilibration is approximately 1 to 3 minutes, and this accounts for the rapid induction of anesthesia.
The hemodynamic effects of Diprivan Injectable Emulsion during induction of anaesthesia vary. If spontaneous ventilation is maintained, the major cardiovascular effects are arterial hypotension (sometimes greater than a 30% decrease) with little or no change in heart rate and no appreciable decrease in cardiac output. If ventilation is assisted or controlled (positive pressure ventilation), the degree and incidence of decrease in cardiac output are accentuated. Addition of a potent opioid (e.g., fentanyl) when used as a premedicant further decreases cardiac output and respiratory drive.
During maintenance, Diprivan Injectable Emulsion causes a decrease in ventilation usually associated with an increase in carbon dioxide tension which may be marked depending upon the rate of administration and other concurrent medications (e.g., opioids, sedatives, etc.).
Studies to date indicate that Diprivan Injectable Emulsion when used in combination with hypocarbia increases cerebrovascular resistance and decreases cerebral blood flow, cerebral metabolic oxygen consumption, and intracranial pressure.

Now Jackson’s long=time private nurse, Cherilyn Lee, has told interviewers that the singer’s household staff had telephoned her to relay Michael’s ples to be injected with Diprivan so he could sleep.

Cherilyn Lee and diprivan montage

Lee was unable to go to Michael Jackson’s Los Angeles home but revealed she had explained that Diprivan was unsafe.

The next news that came was about Jackson suffering cardiac arrest with his in-house doctor and paramedics failing to revive him.

This despite the performance of crucial cardio-pulmonary resuscitation techniques at home and in the ambulance on the way to the UCLA Medocal Center where Michael Jackson expired.


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