Michael Jackson Propofol: Reports Confirm Propofol Killed MJ
Michael Jackson died from lethal levels of anesthetic propofol, according to a search warrant affidavit by LA County coroner's officials that was released today. The search warrant affidavit about the Michael Jackson propofol death, which was opened in Houston, confirms earlier evidence that the King of Pop was killed by propofol.
Propofol, also known as the "milk of amnesia", induces sedation. Conrad Murray, the doctor of Michael Jackson, has previously said that he administered propofol to Michael Jackson to help him fight insomnia.
Propofol (INN, marketed as Diprivan by AstraZeneca) is a short-acting, intravenously administered hypnotic agent. It has several uses in anesthesia and sedation, including induction of general anesthesia in adults and children, maintenance of general anesthesia, sedation for intubated, mechanically ventilated adults in the intensive care unitcolonoscopy and endoscopy, and dental surgery; it is also commonly used in veterinary medicine.