King of Pop's Drug Cocktail
According to news reports, Michael Jackson died of "lethal levels" of the powerful anesthetic propofol. Here's a rundown of the additional drugs Jackson reportedly used.
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Diazepam is in a group of drugs called benzodiazepines. Diazepam affects chemicals in the brain that may become unbalanced and cause anxiety and is used to treat anxiety disorders, alcohol withdrawal symptoms, or muscle spasms. It may also be used to reduce anxiety prior to surgery. The pill should be swallowed whole. It is specially made to release medicine slowly in the body. Breaking or opening the pill would cause too much of the drug to be released at one time. Side effects may include unusual risk-taking behavior, decreased inhibitions, no fear of danger; depressed mood, thoughts of suicide and hallucinations. (Photo by U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration)