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, any of a diverse group of drugs used to relieve pain. Analgesic drugs include the nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as the salicylates, acetaminophen, narcotic drugs such as morphine, and synthetic drugs with morphinelike action such as meperidine
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During Murray's trial it was revealed that Klein often provided Jackson with Demerol to ease pain during his friend's treatments.
The hospital maintained that it would not have given her Demerol if it had known about the cocaine, arguing further that there had been very few cases in the medical literature of fatalities occurring with the interaction of the two drugs, and none whatsoever when the dosage of Demerol was so low.
Conrad Murray's defense team have revealed Michael Jackson was "dependent on Demerol" in the run up to his death.
He was equally emphatic about intramuscular (IM) administration, adding "IM Demerol is wrong on so many levels."
She was admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) and given pain medication, including Demerol, morphine, and a fentanyl transdermal patch, despite the fact that she was opioid naive, with no tolerance to strong opioid-based medications.
When the patient reported her headache was severe and the pain radiated to the back of her neck, she was administered Demerol. Her blood pressure and pain decreased.
Desperate and agitated, he begged her to use her contacts in the UK to obtain a cocktail of drugs including Diprivan and Demerol - the same ones suspected to have killed him - because he "couldn't trust a doctor here".
They escaped suspicion by individually supplying only small quantities of prescription drugs such as Demerol, Methadone and Xanax.
Speaking on CNN's Larry King Live, Dr Klein said he occasionally administered the painkiller Demerol, but told Jackson that he was "insane" for turning to Diprivan.
The doctor said he occasionally admin-istered the painkiller Demerol, but told Jackson that he was "insane" for turning to Diprivan to help with insomnia.
Murray's lawyer Edward Chernoff has said his client did not give painkillers Demerol or OxyContin to Jackson, but he took a different stand on Propofol.