By Jen Heger – Radar Assistant Managing Editor
Michael Jackson‘s long-time doctor and friend, Dr. Arnold Klein, is suing the Medical Board of California for ordering him to see a mental health professional and be tested for illegal drugs, RadarOnline.com is exclusively reporting.
As previously reported, Dr. Klein has filed for bankruptcy and auctioned off Elizabeth Taylorand Michael Jackson memorabilia to pay off his creditors.
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Jackson’s doctor to the stars is under investigation by the medical board because of large amounts of controlled substances that Klein gave the King of Pop.
Dr. Klein is asking a judge to order the medical board to provide him with documentation about why he was ordered to see a mental health professional and be tested for illegal drugs. The docs state, “Dr. Klein again reiterated his willingness to comply with the order — provided he first have an opportunity to assure that it was in fact lawfully issued, and for good reason, as provided by enabling legislation. For that, there needs to be transparency.”
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On May 2, 2012, the California Medical Board ordered Klein to “undergo a physical examination, a mental examination, including psychological testing, and to submit to testing to detect the presence of scheduled and illicit drugs…the failure of Dr. Klein to comply with this Order shall constitute grounds for disciplinary action suspending or revoking his Physicians and Surgeon’s certificate,” the court order states.
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Michael Jackson’s death has made the drug propofol—a powerful anesthesia usually only used in hospital settings—a household name, but it has also raised awareness of the growing problem of propofol abuse among doctors and nurses. TheBostonChannel.com reports that days before Michael Jackson’s death—which was caused by a lethal amount of propofol—the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists warned hospitals to restrict access to the drug. “Those providers who have issues with insomnia, many times they think that by giving themselves a little bit of propofol, it puts them into a deep enough sleep, and they wake up refreshed,” said Steve Alves, the vice president of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists, and an associate clinical professor with Northeastern University. But even providers who use it on a daily basis are unclear how potent it can be. A recent study found that 30 percent of physicians who abused propofol actually died. Last year, Dr. Brent Cambron was found dead in a storage closet at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, surrounded by a half-filled vial of propofol and other drugs. “It’s a very stressful environment that we work in and unfortunately these are some of the avenues that people take,” said Alves. Dr. Michael Fitzsimons, an anesthesiologist with Massachusetts General Hospital, says the hospital is well aware of that fact that between 1 and 2 percent of anesthesia providers are abusing a wide variety of potent drugs, including propofol. It’s believed to be the same percentage among all health care providers.”It’s easy access. We are one of the few physicians who obtain the drugs ourselves,” he said. “We’ve instituted random drug testing of attending physicians, nurse anesthetists, residents, and fellows in 2003 in an attempt to decrease the incidence within our department. Our greatest fear is the death of an individual. And that is what we are trying to prevent,” Fitzsimons said.
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