This is an archival story that predates current editorial management.
This archival content was written, edited, and published prior to LAist's acquisition by its current owner, Southern California Public Radio ("SCPR"). Content, such as language choice and subject matter, in archival articles therefore may not align with SCPR's current editorial standards. To learn more about those standards and why we make this distinction, please click here.
Doc Ordered Alarming 255 Vials Of Propofol Before MJ Death
In testimony on Monday, pharmacist Tim Lopez, the owner of a specialty pharmacy in Las Vegas, revealed that he sent large quantities of the surgical anesthetic 'propofol' to Dr. Conrad Murray in the three months before Michael Jackson died of an overdose.
According to the L.A. Times, "Lopez said Murray never mentioned the pop star was his only patient at the time, and instead led him to believe the 255 vials of propofol he requested were being used for patients at a Los Angeles clinic."
The shipments were delivered to a Santa Monica apartment where Murray's mistress and infant son were residing. Lopez reportedly once volunteered to hand deliver an order during a trip to Los Angeles, and Murray requested he Fed Ex the package as usual.
Murray has acknowledged "using the drug as a sleep aid for his famous patient, a chronic insomniac," notes the L.A. Times, and defense lawyers have suggested that the amount of propofol administered by Murray was not enough to cause death.
Cruise off the highway and hit locally-known spots for some tasty bites.
Fentanyl and other drugs fuel record deaths among people experiencing homelessness in L.A. County. From 2019 to 2021, deaths jumped 70% to more than 2,200 in a single year.
This fungi isn’t a “fun guy.” Here’s what to do if you spot or suspect mold in your home.
Donald Trump was a fading TV presence when the WGA strike put a dent in network schedules.
Edward Bronstein died in March 2020 while officers were forcibly taking a blood sample after his detention.
A hike can be a beautiful backdrop as you build your connection with someone.