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[Newsmaker] Actor suspected of propofol abuse

Found: Fri Feb 14 01:04:06 2020 PST
Source: Korea Herald, The (South Korea)
Copyright: 2020 Korea Herald
Webpage: [translate]
Author: Kim So-Hyun,

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[Newsmaker] Actor suspected of propofol abuse [Newsmaker] Actor suspected of propofol abuse Back To Top

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[Newsmaker] Actor suspected of propofol abuse

By Kim So-hyun

Published : Feb 14, 2020 - 13:01 Updated : Feb 14, 2020 - 13:02

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Prosecutors are looking into about 10 people suspected of drug abuse, including a famous actor, a chaebol scion, an entertainment agency CEO and a well-known fashion designer, SBS reported Thursday.

Those suspected allegedly got habitual propofol injections for non-medical purposes over the past several years at a plastic surgery clinic in Seoul's Gangnam, the broadcaster said.

The Ministry of Food and Drug Safety requested for an investigation, as the clinic used excessive amounts of propofol, a highly addictive psychoactive drug prohibited for non-medical use.

Late last year, prosecutors searched the clinic and obtained circumstantial evidence that the actor and the others received illegal propofol injections. Prosecutors had gone over the clinic's medical records and questioned its staff. The head of the clinic and one of its staff have been detained.

Propofol is a prescription drug used to induce anesthesia during surgeries and tests. It reduces anxiety but could cause hallucinations.

In 2009, American pop star Michael Jackson died of acute propofol and benzodiazepine intoxication.

In Korea, propofol has been categorized as narcotics since 2011. Therefore, propofol injections for non-medical purposes are illegal.

In 2013, actresses Lee Seung-yeon, Park Si-yeon and Jang Mi-inae were sentenced to suspended jail terms for abusing propofol. Television personality Amy was also given a suspended sentence of eight months in prison in 2012 for recreational use of propofol.

Prosecutors have interrogated the head of the entertainment agency and plan to summon others for questioning on their alleged drug abuse.

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    reform_referenda     cannabis     stimulant     narcotic     hallucinogen

incarceration/prison mentioned? yes .

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SOC - survival of society (propaganda_theme3) USE - gateway, use is abuse (propaganda_theme4) KID - children (propaganda_theme5)
WAR - demonize, war, epidemic (propaganda_theme6) TOT - total prohibition (propaganda_theme7) DIS - dissent opposed (propaganda_theme8)

 drug of abuse implied / mentioned

drug related
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illegal drugs  
drugwar_propaganda : a drug war propaganda event, campaign release, slogan, or themepropaganda

drugwar propaganda
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Classic Modern Drug Propaganda
Themes in Chemical Prohibition
Drug War Propaganda (kindle edition)
propaganda_theme2 : drug war propaganda theme: madness, violence, illness caused by drugsmadness, violence, illness

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"anxiety" "intoxication" "addictive" "hallucinations"4Madness Crime Violence Illness (propaganda theme 2)
Distortion 18: Cannabis and Mental Illness
No, marijuana use doesn't lower your IQ (10/2014)
propaganda_theme3 : drug war propaganda theme: survival of societysurvival of society

propaganda theme3 50%
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"American"2Survival of Society (propaganda theme 3)
The "Nation" as a Device To Create a Psychological Crowd
 use is abuse

use is abuse
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"drug abuse" "drug used" "abuse"9Use is Abuse (propaganda theme 4)
propaganda_theme4 : drug war propaganda theme: all use is abuse, gatewaygateway, use is abuse

propaganda theme4
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use is abuse Use is Abuse, Gateway (propaganda theme 4)
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illegal drugs
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various drugs tranquilizer  
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benzodiazepine Thomas Szasz Cybercenter for Liberty and Responsibility
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"narcotics"1Managing Pain

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 various drugs 90%
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 various illegal drugs
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"drug abuse" "psychoactive"
DEA's Drugs of Abuse booklet
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"jail" "prison"3Prison Hell in America (Stephen Lendman, Oct. 2011)
Understanding the U.S. Torture State
this is what a police state looks like
Torture and the United States and... drugs.htm
US Official Prison Policy: Encourage Men's Rape (2014)
Profit Driven Prison Industrial Complex (2012)
The Top Five Special Interest Groups Lobbying To Keep Marijuana Illegal
Sing a Little Louder
Prison Rape Widely Ignored by Authorities
Push Back Against Drug War Profiteering with Jury Nullification
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"official"1Statism: the Most Dangerous Religion (2014 video)
What is Statism?
Conservapedia: Statism
Wikipedia: Statolatry
Bought Priesthood
Worship of the U. S. Government (2011)
Bureaucratic Thrust
Tyranny of Experts
The Threat of Authority (2012)
The Media As Enablers of Government Lies
The Statist Mindset (Jacob Hornberger, 2011)
Thinking Critically about Experts and Authority
'Scientific' evidence for FDA-approved drugs isn't so scientific, it turns out (2014)
The Intellectual Gravy Train (2015)
 jury 50%
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Guerrilla Jurors: Sticking it to Leviathan
This Powerful Jury Tool Can End the Drug War Today (2014)
Jury Nullification - The True Duty of a Jury (2013)
Nullify the War on Drugs
Jury Nullification is a Game Changer (2015)

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