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Dr Conrad Murray

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Richie Millions, Nov 8, 2011.

  1. Richie Millions

    Richie Millions New commenter

    Perhaps the £95,000 a month he was being paid helped moderate the moral questions about feeding huge quantities of dangerous drugs to an already drug riddled wreck?
     
  2. rach1968

    rach1968 New commenter

    I agree - in part enigma. I certainly think Murray has been used as the fall guy in this case but the fact remains, he was with him until moments before he died and had administered a whole cocktail of drugs that night. If he is guilty though, why not drag the whole gaggle of doctors that ensured MJ stayed addicted for all of those years - there's plenty of them. Sadly money talks.
     
  3. Anonymous

    Anonymous New commenter

    A lot of celebrity"doctors" should be in prison - those who can be bribed to prescribe the drugs that foolish celebrities demand and those who can be bribed to perform cosmetic surgery that makes the celebrity look like an alien when psychiatric treatment would be more appropriate.
    If an NHS GP were to treat me in the way these bribe-able doctors behave s/he'd be struck off and rightly so.
    I have no sympathy - they know they are doing wrong but money persuades them to go ahead. The excuse that the celebrity (or rich person) will just go elsewhere doesn't wash.
     
  4. Bethannie

    Bethannie New commenter

    I don't think we will ever really know what happened.
    I do know that I am on various meds. One of which is not on my standard 'repeat' prescription. If I need more of these, I have to see my GP. We look at the dosage; we look at how it manages my condition; we look at how often I need to take them; we look at how I am coping both with my condition and with the meds (which have marked side-effects)....if an 'ordinary' GP needs to take this sort of care with me and my treatment, surely a private doctor could be expected to be just as careful?....which suggests Murray was being paid - and paid well - to ignore medical protocol.
    On the other hand, I feel a little sorry for Murray. He was never going to have a fair, unbiased trial. The case was too high profile, before it got to court, for that.
     
  5. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    Have you seen this film?
    Not as off-topic as it seems. A documentary. A family with drug taking as the norm. One example: a young mother in maternity ward cutting a line of cocaine in front of the nurse - who is her cousin anyway. You can get it from LoveFilm I think.
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    The teenager sentenced to 50 years in jail who says sadly "I got into trouble. I guess they still have got love for me, but I terrified them so they may hate me too". When high on drugs, he shot his uncle three times in the face.
    I have watched the film three times in a row - partly because I found the dialogue hard to understand, but mainly because I was so moved by it. You just wouldn't know where to begin to help any of them. Not that they would want any help, most of them.
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    TheoGriff. Member of the TES Careers Advice Service.
    I do Application and Interview one-to-ones, and also contribute to the Job Application Seminars. We look at application letters, executive summaries and interviews, with practical exercises that people really appreciate.
    www.tes.co.uk/careerseminars
     
  6. Theo, this looks really interesting but I couldn't find it on lovefilm and only a region 1 dvd on amazon. Do you know if it is available on region 2?
     
  7. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    Sorry - I was loaned it so don't know where it came from.
    Best wishes
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    TheoGriff. Member of the TES Careers Advice Service.
    I do Application and Interview one-to-ones, and also contribute to the Job Application Seminars. We look at application letters, executive summaries and interviews, with practical exercises that people really appreciate.
    www.tes.co.uk/careerseminars
     
  8. 1. I haven't the least unprovable personal doubt that MJ was a practised personal user of whatever extra meds he felt needed at a certain time, and don't doubt for a second that he wasn't incapable of injecting himself wirh whatever drugs he got under a false name.
    2. But when I've had Propafol prior to a surgical operation, I have been wired up to a machine, and never left unattended by a bunch of humans, before, during or after.
    Guilty of negligence, mate, and I was sympathetic.
     
  9. OK - thanks, I'll have a search for it. Thanks for the recommendation.
     
  10. Anonymous

    Anonymous New commenter

    I find it hard to be sympathetic towards anyone whose oaths and training are meaningless when large sums of money are dangled in front of them.
     
  11. Mangleworzle

    Mangleworzle Star commenter

    Conrad Murray deserves no sympathy, though MJ was always going to find someone who would allow this to happen.
    He hired and fired doctors until he got one who would do his bidding while thinking that somehow a doctor with such low standards would also protect him from himself.
     

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