Jackson Doctor Prohibited From Administering Heavy Sedatives

Conrad Murray, the doctor charged in Michael Jackson's death, can still practice medicine, but he's been prohibited from administering heavy sedatives, a spokeswoman for the California Medical Board told LA Weekly.

Candis Cohen of the Medical Board says the board and the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office requested that a judge place the restriction on the doctor and that the judge in question did so.

The prohibition applies anywhere Murray practices. The board is also reportedly seeking a suspension of Murray's license.

Murray has been charged with involuntary manslaughter in Jackson's death. Murray is said to have injected the pop star with the powerful sedative propofol before his June death at his Holmby Hills home. The coroner's office cited the drug -- which experts say should only be administered in medical facilities -- as a key factor in the King of Pop's death.

Murray pleaded not guilty.


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