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In light of the tragic death of an individual of Michael Jackson's prominence, along with the abundance of media attention surrounding the drug Diprivan which caused his death, it is the saddest commentary to note that, one year later, this addictive substance remains unregulated. As Diprivan, also known as propofol, has been implicated in the addiction and/or death of several health professionals who self-administered the drug for non-medical use over the years, I must wonder how much additional morbidity and mortality must occur before Diprivan is labeled a controlled substance? Lack of initiating such measures can only be perceived as an absence of due diligence on the part of the FDA and DEA, especially as there was an official request for such actions prior to Michael Jackson's death. Paula Davies Scimeca, RN, MS