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Rush Cleared on Viagra Case

7/5/2006 1:53 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Prosecutors in Florida have decided not to go after talk-show host Rush Limbaugh for having a bottle of prescription Vigra under somebody's else name.
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Florida Assistant Attorney Paul H. Zacks said in a filing that a case against Limbaugh couldn't be "proven beyond a reasonable doubt." Zacks said that even though one of the Viagra bottles was prescribed to someone else, that person was Limbaugh's doctor, who apparently agreed to have his name on the label "to avoid potentially embarrassing publicity" for Limbaugh, Zacks said.

As a result, the medicine was legimately prescribed to Limbaugh.

Limbaugh was detained for 3-1/2 hours on June 27 after authorities discovered the Viagra in his luggage. The talk show host, who was returning via private plane from a trip to the Dominican Republic, joked about the pills on his radio show: "I had a great time in the Dominican Republic. Wish I could tell you about it."

The Viagra find could have been a big problem for Limbaugh, who last month reached a deal with prosecutors, who accused him of deceiving doctors to receive overlapping pain pill prescriptions.

Prosecutors on Thursday left open the prospect of going after Limbaugh's doctors for mislabeling the medicine.

11 COMMENTS

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1.

liska    

CAN'T GET IT UP RUSH. I BET YOU A BLACK MAN CAN

2971 days ago
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Carol Ann    

Good grief! I guess this is the price you pay for not just saying no to drugs in the first place. His punishment for illegal drug use will continue for as long as he is Rush Limbaugh!

3000 days ago
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debbie    

How lame. Rush should have been charged. If it was me and I was in the prediimate he is in, I would be charged. No justice if you have money

3000 days ago
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Whosebone    

Mr Limbaugh was not "cleared" of anything because he did NOTHING illegal! The story says "The Viagra find could have been a big problem for Limbaugh"......just tell me how it could have been a big problem please,,,,,its NOT illegal!....You libs report news (although Mr Limbaugh having viagra can hardly be classified as news) as you WISH the news was. Had this been Ted Kennedy or Harry Reid the press would have had a fit that their privacy had been invaded and called for an investigation of customs......

3000 days ago
5.

jack    

Why does no one wonder what Rush and his Washington and Hollywood buddy's were doing with Viagra on a "Guy's Weekend" in a place as notorious for sex tourism as Thailand or Brazil?

Or is it just me?

2999 days ago
6.

Christine    

BB....if you listen to Rush's program you know he isn't a hate monger...he simply tells the truth, and sometimes it's hilarious...are you one of those unfortunates who has the mental condition coined by Savage?

2995 days ago

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