Category Archives: Medications

Dangers of narcotic pain medications

Prescription drug abuse is an increasing problem nationwide and has reached epidemic levels. It is a particular problem here in Utah, where prescription drug overdose is now the number one cause of accidental deaths, ahead of motor vehicle accidents. Utah is among the top 5 states for prescription drug abuse nearly every year with numbers… Read More »

Propofol and Michael Jackson

Propofol, a medication used for sedation and general anesthesia, is at the heart of the trial of Conrad Murray, Michael Jackson’s physician. According to the autopsy report, the cause of Michael Jackson’s June 25, 2009 death was “acute propofol intoxication”. In addition to propofol, a number of other sedating prescription medications were found in his… Read More »

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