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08/06/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Michael Jackson's Doctor Not Licensed To Even Prescribe Some Cough Syrups

According to federal drug regulations, Michael Jackson's personal physician couldn't legally prescribe even a powerful cough medicine for the King of Pop in California, and he couldn't go to the pharmacy to get drugs for him, either.

Federal authorities told FOXNews.com that Dr. Conrad Murray is not licensed to administer certain levels of controlled medications in the state, and that if he gave Demerol or Oxycontin to Jackson, as has been reported, it would have been illegal.

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