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Wednesday, 3rd July 2013

Opinion Based On Medical Records

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Michael Jackson was not abusing pain medication in years leading up to comeback tour deal with AEG Live, says Dr. Sidney Schnoll based his opinion on medical records.

Dr. Sidney Schnoll based his opinion on medical records stating Michael only needed 100 milligrams of the narcotic pain medication Demerol to knock him out for a dermatology procedure in late 2008.

Michael Jackson was a patient who developed an opioid dependence because of legitimate pain related to his burned scalp, says his former doctor.

Schnoll said Michael would have built up too much tolerance for that dose to work if he frequently abused opioids during the era of his 2005 molestation trial and subsequent travels abroad.

“He would have to take a much higher dose of Demerol to get the (necessary) effect for the surgery,” Schnoll told jurors.

The New Jersey-born doctor was acting as a paid expert witness for Jackson’s mother, Katherine.

Katherine Jackson claims AEG Live negligently hired Dr. Conrad Murray as tour physician and set the stage for her son’s fatal 2009 overdose.

Katherine Jackson claims AEG Live negligently hired Dr. Conrad Murray as tour physician and set the stage for her son’s fatal 2009 overdose.

Katherine Jackson, 83, is suing AEG Live for wrongful death, claiming the concert promoter negligently hired Dr. Conrad Murray as tour physician and set the stage for her son’s fatal 2009 overdose on the surgery-strength anesthetic propofol.

AEG vehemently denies any wrongdoing, saying Jackson personally hired Murray and begged for secret, bedroom-based infusions of the intravenous drug he called “milk.”

During his testimony, Schnoll said he didn’t believe Michael was an addict who craved and used drugs recreationally. Rather he was a patient who developed an opioid dependence because of legitimate pain related to his burned scalp.

He said plenty of celebrities have suffered opioid dependence, including President John F. Kennedy, who had debilitating back pain.

Schnoll said Michael even got a Narcan implant in his abdomen in 2003 that steadily released Naltrexone, a drug that blocks the euphoric effects of opioids.

Source: New York Daily News & MJWN

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