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Doctor: Jackson asked about IV sleep meds in 2009


LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A doctor has told jurors that Michael Jackson asked him about intravenous sleep medications roughly two months before the pop superstar's death.

Defense attorneys for Dr. Conrad Murray called Dr. Allan Metzger to testify Monday.

Metzger told jurors he knew Jackson had difficulty sleeping for at least 15 years before Jackson's June 2009 death.

Metzger told jurors that he didn't provide Jackson with any IV medication, and that he warned the singer that IV anesthetics should never be administered outside a hospital setting.

Murray has pleaded not guilty to involuntary manslaughter. Authorities contend Murray gave Jackson a lethal dose of the anesthetic propofol as a sleep aid.

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