Michael Jackson / Conrad Murray in the news > Dr. Drew exclusive: Cosmetic doc says he also used propofol on MJ


Need a reading, mandala or some jewelry?  Check it out. 

Bonnie Vent products and services website

 

Readings/Consultation button




30 Sep 2011

September 30, 2011

Dr. Drew exclusive: Cosmetic doc says he also used propofol on MJ

Posted: 08:58 AM ET 
 

  

Conrad Murray apparently wasn't the only doctor to give pop star Michael Jackson propofol.

On Thursday night, Dr. Drew spoke exclusively with Dr. Patrick Treacy, who said he gave Jackson the powerful anesthetic on two different occasions.

Dr. Treacy, a cosmetic dermatologist from Dublin, Ireland, says he first met Jackson while treating him for his dermatologic conditions.

“Tell us… when, where and why you gave Michael propofol?” Dr. Drew asked at the opening of the interview.

Dr. Treacy said there were issues relating to medical confidentiality that would prevent him from talking about all aspects of his care for Jackson, but he did reveal some bits of information.

 

“Michael had dermal fillers in his face – the area around his nose,” Treacy explained. He said Jackson was very “hypersensitive” because of a previous surgery that he had, and he wanted sedation prior to getting some fillers in his face.

Dr. Treacy said he had treated Jackson five or six times. On two of those occasions, Jackson received propofol, where an anesthesiologist was present. “That was his [Michael Jackson’s] request,” Treacy said. That’s why Treacy believes that Jackson didn’t self-administer the anesthetic.

“Are you as concerned as I am that he [Michael Jackson] keeps being called an insomniac?" Dr. Drew asked. “At no point do I see any of the physicians who are treating that insomnia – attempting to decide... Is he in withdrawal? Is he depressed? Does he have hyperthyroidism? Is there something else causing this insomnia? There’s no diagnosis – only the symptom of insomnia, which is the same as saying they’re treating a fever... very disturbing.”

Dr. Treacy added that his most serious concern about the Conrad Murray case, which he says he’s been watching, "is the fact that sort of, you know, the defense immediately turned around and said that Michael Jackson could have killed himself… and a syringe was found underneath the bed."

“OK, if we look at the facts... why is propofol so popular with anesthesiologists? Treacy asked. ”If you give injection of it, there is no antidote, but it only last four minutes and it wears off. So, if he took a 20 mil syringe himself, the most he can give himself a shot of is 200 milligrams, which would only keep him asleep for four minutes and he would wake up again. So, it is almost physically impossible that Michael Jackson could have killed himself.”

“I completely agree,” Dr. Drew responded. "And this idea of it being a perfect storm that killed him instantly is also a bizarre notion … even let’s say it was enough to cause respiratory suppression, you're looking at quite a period of time before someone is dead.”

Dr. Treacy was Michael Jackson’s doctor when he lived in Ireland in 2006-2007.

Join Dr. Drew for more on the Conrad Murray trial weeknights at 9 p.m. on HLN and follow him on Twitter @DrDrewHLN.

HLN coverage of the trial begins at 11am ET/8am PT. Get courtroom updates as they happen on Twitter from @InSession and @HLNtv.

Posted by:
Filed under: Conrad MurrayDrugsExclusiveMichael Jackson



Need a reading, mandala or some jewelry?  Check it out. 

Bonnie Vent products and services website

 

Readings/Consultation button


NBC, ABC, CBS, FOX, KUSI, Good Morning San Diego Logo Banner

Web Design by: Genesis Creations Entertainment

©Copyright 2002-2017 San Diego Paranormal.  Copying content or pictures from this site is prohibited. Copying of any portion of this site for commercial use is expressly prohibited.