There is an article on Yahoo today, Sunday, June 28, that says that Michael Jackson’s death is bringing a spotlight onto sudden cardiac arrest. The article quotes a cardiologist from the Cleveland Clinic who says that this malady claims anywhere from 200,000 to 300,000 lives a year. This is sad because what Jackson’s death should bring attention to is drug abuse. Michael Jackson was on several prescribed drugs including Paxil, Zoloft, Soma, and Demerol. Demerol is a morphine like substance that in itself causes cardiac arrest, and he had had a shot of demerol less than one hour before he died. Soma is a “muscle relaxant” whose use is contra-indicated with opiates, of which demerol is one. On top of this, he was underweight and malnourished. Michael Jackson was a ticking time bomb that exploded on June 25.
Prescription drugs are one of the leading causes of death in the US today, and the leading cause of hospitalization. When will the medical profession wake up to the fact that their procedures kill people? The article on Yahoo which came from Healthday Reporter never mention the drugs he was on. Like smoke being the result of fire, in this case sudden cardiac arrest is the smoke from the fire of Jackson’s drug abuse – prescribed by physicians! Instead of drawing attention to the smoke, let’s look at the fire – drug abuse. It killed Elvis, Anna Nicole Smith, countless others, and now Micheal Jackson. Let’s tell the truth, Michael Jackson’s death is criminal, not an accident of something inherently wrong with his heart.