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More Than Five Drugs Found in Heath's Apartment

1/23/2008 10:35 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Heath LedgerTMZ has learned what types of pills were discovered in the apartment where Heath Ledger was found dead.

NYPD sources tell TMZ that nearly full pill bottles containing the anti-anxiety medications Alprazolam (Xanax), Diazepam (Valium) and Lorazepam (Ativan) were found in the apartment. The sleeping medication Zopiclone (Lunesta) and the sedative Temazepam (Restoril) -- which is used by people with "debilitating insomnia" -- were also found.

All of the drugs were prescribed to Ledger.

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91.

Karyn    

Why isn't Big Pharma held accountable for any of this? Why is it legal to sell a product that kills and maims people. I just don't get it.

Anyone who says these pills are harmless "alone or together" - try reading the long list of side effects the manufacturer themselves admits to. If you can read the tiny print.

Or if your physician gives you one...or if the pharmacy gives you the full list. Why isn't any of that regulated? Why is it acceptable to give out samples without any info on the pill? Who was giving this man so many benzos without running tests? Maybe he was trying to go off them...Withdrawals from Rx pills can have their own dangers and side effects.

Based upon many stories I have heard first hand and some of my own experiences with 'harmless' pills - (an antibiotic if you're curious) - I think alternative medicine is safer. At least we dont hear about it causing thousands of deaths and permanent injuries yearly! Not perfect maybe, but not so TOXIC either.

2277 days ago
92.

amom    

JULIE are you ever misinformed!!!! you say that VALIUM is NOT lethal your the one who needs to check her pdr and as an educated health professional i did do my research 6 years of college worth of research

2277 days ago
93.

Karyn    

amom - according to people who say they took some of these pills, at www.askapatient.com - the pills themselves can cause insomnia! This man must have felt horrible - Big Pharma got him going in and going out...

2277 days ago
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breast cancer survivor    

Tom Cruise is a nut case. He thinks vitamins help all problems... A lot of people do need meds to help them. Yes some are abused.
That is a sad reality but that doesn't mean that no one benefits from them. I live near a woman that killed her 3 month old son as a result of post partum depression. She wasn't given any meds... She clearly needed them.

Anyway back to heath's death. so sad And it appears in his case he was over prescribed .. we really have no clue what was really going on and may never know
RIP heath

2277 days ago
95.

amom    

the death rattle is called cheyne-stokes breathing and it is very distinctive

2277 days ago
96.

Ginny in Indiana    

Let the poor guy die already.
Why do people want to smear his name.......when he can't defend himself. DUH !!!
I'm a widow, with a 4 yr old (now 17) to raise without a father. We had struggles that no child should ever have to endure. Heath has a daughter........don't do that to her. Let her remember all the wonderful things about her father.
Come on people. Where's everyone's heart? Have some compassion.
A Single Mother in Indiana

2277 days ago
97.

Queen E    

EVERYONE NEEDS TO LEAVE HIM ALONE AND STOP TRYING TO MAKE IT SOUND LIKE AN OVERDOSE BEFORE THEY KNOW THE TRUTH. HE OBVIOUSLY SUFFERED FROM SEVERE ANXIETY AND WAS TRYING TO DEAL WITH IT. STOP SENSATIONALIZING HIS PERSONAL BUSINESS. HE DIED....NOW GIVE HIM SOME RESPECT. HOPE HARVEY'S MEDICINE CABINET IS RAIDED WHEN HE DIES SO WE CAN ALL DISCUSS WHAT HE MAY OR MAY NOT HAVE BEEN TAKING!

2277 days ago
98.

Karyn    

Thank you amom for that information. Maybe police can play a tape of it for the housekeeper and she can testify if that is what she heard. Or maybe someone can describe it to her etc. I hope they get to the bottom of this. And I hope that IF prescription pills caused his death, that regulations will finally be put onto all these stupid things the market is being flooded with. They are NOT SAFE.

2277 days ago
99.

Karyn    

Ginny who didn't have compassion? I'm very angry that this man's life was taken before its time.

2277 days ago
100.

Karyn    

Queen E, no one is saying here that this man overdosed. We are saying that people are not warned.

Personally I believe this was not his fault in any way shape or form.

2277 days ago
101.

cry baby    

shut up about that. you're sick.

2277 days ago
102.

why_do_you_lie    

i just had my acl replaced and the only thing that sucks worse then the pain is lack of sleep i get because of the pain killers but thats not all its been a month and i still cant sleep and ive lost 74 pounds cause they knocked out appitite so meds hurt every body prescription drugs cure or curse?

2277 days ago
103.

Karyn    

I need to get some air. Rest in Peace Heath Ledger. The world is much poorer for your loss. More than we will ever know.

2277 days ago
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ITALO BABINI    

EVEN A 5 YEARS OLD CHILD KNOWS WHAT DRUGS CAN DO TO A HUMAN BEING---IF THESE IDIOTS WANTS TO TAKE THEM THIS IS A PERSONAL CHOICE__THEY KNOW THE RISKS---SO BE IT---TAKE THEM AND DIE.

NO ,I WILL NOT BE SORRY FOR ANY IMBECIL WHO WANTS TO DO IT. THERE ARE NO JUSTIFICATIONS FOR TAKING THEM.

2277 days ago
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ITALO BABINI    

EVEN A 5 YEARS OLD CHILD KNOWS WHAT DRUGS CAN DO TO A HUMAN BEING---IF THESE IDIOTS WANTS TO TAKE THEM THIS IS A PERSONAL CHOICE__THEY KNOW THE RISKS---SO BE IT---TAKE THEM AND DIE.

NO ,I WILL NOT BE SORRY FOR ANY IMBECIL WHO WANTS TO DO IT. THERE ARE NO JUSTIFICATIONS FOR TAKING THEM.

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