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A little Sunday morning religion

I’m not drinking these days but scribbler50 at Behind the Stick is still my favorite bartender. This week, it may be the Devil or it may be the Lord, but you’re gonna have to serve somebody. Yea verily, go forth this morning and read.

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And the winner is. . .

Propofol. For further information and detailed background, please see our previous post on this injectable anesthetic agent known as propofol or Diprivan®. This L.A. Times article today also has a concise timeline of the events leading to the death of Michael Jackson

Just a quick note this morning as I picked up the dead-tree version of The New York Times this morning in the PharmDriveway. For some reason, I recognized the name of Anthony DeCurtis in the byline of this short essay on the Manson family Tate-LaBianca murders marking the demise of the 1960s counterculture movement. I…

During the summer between high school and college, about this very time in 1981, I was sitting at a beach house in North Carolina listening to my uncle rail against The Beatles. He held that the band never truly took its fame and international press attention to doing anything good for the world except to…

For those of you in the North Carolina Research Triangle area wanting to extend your weekend as much as possible, you’ll want to catch a a local music showcase at The Berkeley Café in Raleigh (217 W Martin St, 27601) tonight, Sunday 12 July at 7 pm. Yours truly will be playing a 30 min…

While invoking my little-known real name, the ABC News Medical Unit shows its commitment to providing scientifically-objective and medically-valid commentary to the Michael Jackson circus. The post cited was from 26 June where I discussed the first Michael Jackson revelation that he had repeatedly been given the unusual opioid drug, meperidine, presumably for his chronic…

As I agonized over what I’d write about for this week’s installment of The Friday Fermentable, my Wine Authorities newsletter arrived followed by their tweet on their inaugural music video. Wine Authorities, my local wine merchants and community gods, have been spreading the gospel of rosé wines as a summer alternative to the red wines…

As is half the world, I was reflecting today on the realities of Michael Jackson’s contribution not just to music but to society as well. What is true, and is not at all melodrama, is that Michael Jackson was one of the greatest talents in popular music – 750 million albums sold worldwide is beyond…

AOL’s celebrity gossip page TMZ.com was first yesterday to report Michael Jackson’s death, in part due to their direct line to one or more Jackson family members. They appear to have had another scoop today in referencing a family member who reported that Mr Jackson had received an injection of the opioid analgesic, Demerol (meperidine),…