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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.
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 said his client did not give painkillers Demerol or OxyContin to Jackson, but he took a different stand on Propofol.
Edward Chernoff, lawyer for the singer's doctor Conrad Murray said Mr Murray did not administer the drugs that contributed to his death, after reports emerged that the singer received a shot of Demerol - a powerful painkiller - before he died.
They will quiz him about the daily injections of morphine-like Demerol administered to the singer who was dependent on a cocktail of eight powerful drugs.
One source claimed Jackson was injected with the potent painkiller Demerol at 11.
Speculation has centered on Jackson's use of prescription drugs and reports that he was injected with the narcotic painkiller Demerol shortly before he went into cardiac arrest.