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5 Celebrity Deaths

ELEBRITY DEATHS - AND THE ROLE OF PRESCRIPTION DRUGS- Prescription drugs are often seen as innocuous and legitimate. This makes it easy to forget how dangerous they can be when taken without proper medical supervision or while to the proper dosage, frequency, and interaction precautions. Here are a few famous celebrities that didn't heed the warning, and became victims of this trending killer. adhering RIVER PHOENIX BORN: August 23, 1970 DIED: October 31, 1993 BEST KNOWN FOR: 01 Morphine (heroin) Diazepam (anxiety drug, aka Valium) Codeine (pain killer) Ephedrine (stimulant) Pseudoephedrine (nasal decongestant) Stand By Me (1989) Indiana Jones & The Last Crusade (1989) The Thing Called Love (1993) ALSO FOUND IN SYSTEM: cocaine ANNA NICOLE SMITH 02 BORN: November 28, 1967 DIED: February 8, 2007 Chloral Hydrate (sedative) Trichloroethanol (sedative) Trichloroacetic Acid (skin peel) Lorazepam (sedative/muscle relaxant) Ciprofloxacin (antibiotic) Klonopin (anti-seizure) Methadone (pain killer) Benadryl (cough medication) Oxazepam (anxiety) Temazepam (psychoactive/insomnia) Nordiazepam (muscle relaxant) Diazepam (anxiety drug, aka Valium) BEST KNOWN FOR: 1993 Playboy Playmate Of The Year HEATH LEDGER BEST KNOWN FOR: 03 BORN: April 4, 1979 DIED: January 22, 2008 Oxycodone (opiate pain killer) Hydrocodone (opiate pain killer) Diazepam (anxiety drug, aka Valium) Temazepam (psychoactive/insomnia) The Dark Knight (2008) Brokeback Mountain (2005) 10 Things I Hate About You (1999) Alprazolam (panic attacks, aka Xanax) Doxylamine (antihistamine, sedative) MICHAEL JACKSON 04 BORN: August 29, 1958 DIED: June 25, 2009 Propofol (anesthetia) Midazolam (seizures) Lidocaine (anesthetic) Nordiazepamn (muscle relaxant) Diazepam (anxiety drug, aka Valium) Clonazepam (sedative/muscle relaxant) Trazodone (antidepressant) Flomax (urination difficulty) Lorazepam (sedative/muscle relaxant) Ephedrine (stimulant) BEST KNOWN FOR: solo recording artist, member of Jackson 5 WHITNEY HOUSTON 05 BORN: August 9, 1963 DIED: February 11, 2012 Xanax (anti-anxiety) Flexeril (muscle relaxant) Benadryl (cough medication) Aciphex (anti-ulcer drug) Amoxicillin/Clavulanic Acid (antibiotics) Dexamethosone (steroid) Minocycline HCI (antibiotic) Nystatin (anti-fungal) Prednisone (steroid). ALSO FOUND IN SYSTEM: alcohol, cocaine, and marijuana BEST KNOWN FOR: solo recording artist, actress, and model Brought to you by: Medical Copyrige O 2013

5 Celebrity Deaths

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Celebrity deaths, accidental overdoses, and the role of prescription drugs.


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