The Associated Press has reported that the sedative Diprivan was found in Michael Jackson’s home, according to a law enforcement official speaking on the condition of anonymity. The drug, also known as Propofol, is an intravenous anesthetic used often in operating rooms to induce unconsciousness. It is very unusual to have it in a private home. Experts say the drug can lead to cardiac arrest, especially when combined with others.
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