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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Conrad Murray Still has his Medical License

On June 25th, 2009, Michael Jackson died after he was administered with Propofol by his doctor, Dr. Conrad Murray. Propofol is a general anesthetic and it's only proper medical purpose is for use in surgery to knock out the patient and to numb them from whatever pain said surgery may create. Yet, this same anesthetic was used by Dr. Murray not in an operating room but at Michael Jackson's home. In fact, this use was so egregious that a new report says that Michael Jackson's death has been ruled a homicide.

Michael Jackson's death has been officially ruled as murder, it was revealed today. The cause of death on the 50-year-old's death certificate has been amended to 'homicide' after months of speculation. According to the document the King of Pop died from 'acute Propofol intoxication' due to an 'intravenous injection from another'. On the original certificate issued on July 7 deputy coroner Cheryl MacWillie refused to give a cause of death.

News reports say that Dr. Murray will soon at least be charged with manslaughter. Whatever legal defense Dr. Murray may employ, he has absolutely no medical defense for his action. He's admitted to administering the Propofol to Jackson. Administering it in the home, not part of an operation, has absolutely no medical defense.

Yet, as of my last check, Conrad Murray maintains his medical license in good standing with the Texas Medical Board. I have confirmed that at least one person, Rohan Morris, has filed a formal complaint with the TMB about Murray. Because the TMB won't comment on ongoing investigations, it's unclear if this matter is still being investigated.

To put this into perspective, when it was revealed that two doctors prescribed the drugs that wound up killing Anna Nicole Smith, their licenses were immediately suspended. Dr. Murray has faced no such suspension yet.

To put even more perspective on all this, let's look at this story from the Dallas Morning
A Dallas mother is outraged that her daughter's molester, a child psychiatrist who is a registered sex offender, has been allowed to retain his medical license

"I'm shocked," said "Debbie," who asked that her real name not be used to protect her daughter's privacy. As a psychiatrist, "this person needs to be imminently trustworthy – and I don't trust him."

Debbie assumed Dr. William Olmsted would automatically lose his license after registering as a sex offender in January following a plea to a charge of indecency with a child.

That particular story recounted several CONVICTED child molestors that were allowed to keep their medical licenses. Soon, Murray may be charged with manslaughter, but if things remain the same (and he makes bail) he'll still be allowed to practice medicine in the state of Texas.

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